USS CONSTITUTION CHIEF PETTY OFFICER (CPO) HERITAGE TRAINING

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POC/RUSSELL SMITH/CMDCM/CMC/(703) 614-2262/ RUSSELL.L.SMITH2(AT)NAVY.MIL// 
POC/ENTURA ROBINSON/NCC/COORD/(703) 614-4967/ VENTURA.ROBINSON(AT)NAVY.MIL//

RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE 2012 USS CONSTITUTION CPO HERITAGE 
TRAINING. USS CONSTITUTION, LOCATED IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS WILL HOST FISCAL 
YEAR 2013 CPO SELECTEES FROM 15-19 AUGUST 2012 AND 20-24 AUGUST 2012.

2. CPO SELECTS WILL LIVE ABOARD "OLD IRONSIDES" FOR FIVE DAYS AND FOUR NIGHTS, 
WHERE THEY WILL BE IMMERSED IN MORE THAN 200 YEARS OF NAVAL HERITAGE WHILE 
LEARNING HOW TO SET THE SAILS, FIRE 19TH CENTURY GUNS, OPERATE HER CAPSTAN AND 
MAN HER GIGS. THE TRAINING WILL CULMINATE IN A THREE-HOUR UNDERWAY 
DEMONSTRATION IN BOSTON HARBOR TO INCLUDE A 21-GUN SALUTE OF FORT 
INDEPENDENCE.

3. DUE TO LIMITED SPACE AND OPERATIONAL CONCERNS, ONLY 130 CHIEF PETTY OFFICER 
(CPO) SELECTS AND 20 MENTOR CHIEFS ARE AUTHORIZED EACH WEEK. PER ASSIGNED 
QUOTAS, RELEASED SEPCOR, REQUEST FLEET AND FORCE MASTER CHIEFS PROVIDE 
NOMINATIONS TO THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (OPNAV) COMMAND MASTER CHIEF AND 
THE CPO HERITAGE WEEKS PARTICIPATION COORDINATOR, NCC VENTURA ROBINSON (SEE 
POC ADDRESSES ABOVE). MENTOR NOMINATIONS ARE DUE NLT 15 JULY 2012, AND CPO 
SELECTEE NOMINATIONS NLT 09 AUGUST 2012 OR AS SOON AS PRACTICAL AFTER RELEASE 
OF THE SELECTION BOARD RESULTS. ALL QUOTAS AND STAFFING ARE COORDINATED 
THROUGH OPNAV; DO NOT CONTACT THE USS CONSTITUTION DIRECTLY FOR QUOTAS OR 
BILLET CONFIRMATION.

4. NO FUNDING IS PROVIDED FOR THIS EVENT AND SHOULD BE COORDINATED THROUGH 
LOCAL COMMANDS, MESSES AND FLEETS.

5. QUOTAS, ASSOCIATED COSTS, AND DETAILED ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED IN 
SEPARATE CORRESPONDENCE DIRECTLY TO THE FLEET MASTER CHIEFS AND DIRECT REPORT 
FORCE MASTER CHIEFS. LOGISTICAL INFORMATION SUCH AS TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS AND 
UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON USS CONSTITUTION'S FACEBOOK PAGE.

6. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL J. M. BIRD, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//

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