Edward L. Harris. — Photo courtesy of Nis Kildegaard

Edward L. Harris, son of Nis and Carolyn Kildegaard of Edgartown and a 1994 graduate of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy in ceremonies held Sept. 14 aboard the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman, currently on a nine-month deployment in the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Ed is scheduled to return home to his wife, Stephanie, and their two children, Mary and Reid, in April of 2014.