USS CONSTITUTION CHIEF PETTY OFFICER HERITAGE TRAINING 2023:
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RMKS/1. USS CONSTITUTION, located in Boston, Massachusetts, will host
Fiscal Year 2024 Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Selectees on 10-15 September
(Week 1) and 17-22 September (Week 2) 2023.
2. CPO Selectees will work aboard "Old Ironsides" where they will be immersed
in more than 200 years of naval heritage while learning about the art of
sailing, construction of the ship, and handling of 19th century guns.
The training will culminate in bringing USS CONSTITUTION alive and getting
3. USS CONSTITUTION will host 120 CPO Selectees and 27 mentors each week.
Mentors shall be seasoned Chief and Senior Chief Petty Officers. All
nominations will be provided via each respective Fleet or Force Master Chief.
Coordinators for the Fleet or Force Master Chiefs will provide all
nominations to the OPNAV Coordinator listed in this message to include the
following subject line
MENTOR NOMINATION (WEEK #) or SELECTEE NOMINATION (WEEK #).
Mentor nominations are due by close of business (COB) 16 June 2023.
Reserve and Active CPO Selectee nominations are due by COB 28 August 2023.
All quotas and staffing are coordinated through the OPNAV coordinator and
coordinators for the respective Fleet or Force Master Chiefs. Individual
Command Master Chiefs, Senior Enlisted Leaders, or CPOs shall not contact USS
CONSTITUTION or the OPNAV Coordinator regarding nominations or available
4. Attendee costs for this OPNAV-authorized mission essential training event
are to be authorized from attendee unit training funds. Unit Commanding
Officers shall determine whether CPO/CPO Selectees assigned to their unit
should attend, taking into account the availability of unit training funds.
5. Logistical information such as travel recommendations and uniform
requirements will be emailed to all participants once their attendance has
6. Released by Mr. Andrew S. Haeuptle, Director, Navy Staff.//