R 082130Z MAR 18
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/USS CONSTITUTION CHIEF PETTY OFFICER (CPO) HERITAGE TRAINING//
POC/CHARLES COLLINS/CMDCM/(703) 614-2262/
OPNAV COORDINATOR/DEIDRA BELL/CPO/COORD/(703) 695-6588/
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the 2018 USS CONSTITUTION CPO Heritage
Training. USS CONSTITUTION, located in Boston, Massachusetts, will host
Fiscal Year 2019 CPO Selectees from 19-24 August and 26-31 August 2018.
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 120 CPO Selectees and 23 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 (COB) 31 May 2018; 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 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 Vice Admiral K. M. Donegan, Director, Navy Staff.//