R 082103Z MAR 17 ZYB
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/MAR//
SUBJ/USS CONSTITUTION CHIEF PETTY OFFICER HERITAGE TRAINING// POC/CHARLES
COLLINS/CMDCM/703-614-2262/ CHARLES.A.COLLINS1(AT)NAVY.MIL// OPNAV
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the 2017 USS CONSTITUTION Chief Petty
Officer (CPO) Heritage Training. USS CONSTITUTION, located in Boston,
Massachusetts, will host Fiscal Year 2018 Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Selectees
from 21-25 August and
28 August - 1 September 2017.
2. CPO Selectees will work aboard "Old Ironsides" for five days and four
nights, where they will be immersed in more than 200 years of naval heritage
while learning about the art of sailing, construction of the ship while she
is docked, handling 19th century guns, and man her gigs. The training will
culminate in a gig race in Boston Harbor commemorating the July 1812 chase of
the ship by a British squadron.
3. USS CONSTITUTION will host 70 CPO Selectees and 13 Mentor Chiefs each
week. Request Fleet and Force Master Chiefs provide nominations to the Chief
of Naval Operations Coordinator listed in this message, with the following
subject line, "USS CONSTITUTION HERITAGE WEEK NOMINATION". Mentor
nominations are due by close of business
26 May 2017. Reserve CPO Selectee and Active CPO Selectee nominations are
due one week following the release of the respective selection board results.
All quotas and staffing are coordinated through the OPNAV coordinator; do not
contact USS CONSTITUTION directly for quotas or billet confirmation, use the
same subject line for all nominations.
4. Attendee costs for this OPNAV-authorized, mission essential training
event are to be borne from attendee unit training funds.
Unit Commanding Officers shall determine whether CPO's/CPO Selectees assigned
to their unit should attend, taking into account the availability of unit
5. Logistical information such as travel recommendations and uniform
requirements will be emailed to all participants once their attendance has
6. Released by Vice Admiral J. G. Foggo, Director, Navy Staff.//