You’re witnessing here the power of the Chief Warrant Officer. They are a unique, sometimes mythical creature in Corps culture because they are rarely seen (intentionally) and revered as really the only experts of anything in the Corps.
No one really knows how Chief Warrant Officers came to possess such unbridled power, but it’s believed that they are fallen angels of sorts. They were once enlisted Marines, but have ascended too high, learning secrets and ancient magicks in the process.
Fear them, for they fear nothing.
Have a Merry Christmas, Marines.