My dad and all 4 of his brothers were Navy and I just never thought to ask or I forgot. Technically my dad is still a Pollywog. Apparently on his trip over the equator, the night before they decided not to let the pollys haze the chiefs but still wanted them to get the treatment the next day. My dad told them to fuck off lol. He wound up with a captains mast disciplinary write up in his record over it, shit was serious business apparently.