CHICOPEE, Mass -- SEPT 12, 2019 -- U.S. Navy Gunner's Mate 1st Class Cole Disy of Caribou, Maine completes his Navy Physical Readiness as part of the Final Week of Chiefs training. Rain started in the hour before the test and drenched the runners and watchers alike during the execution of the 1.5 mile run test.
Across the U.S. Navy every year, Chief Petty Officers train 1st Class Petty Officers who have been selected for promotion in a summer-long training program. The Final Week, in the week leading up to the pinning ceremony in mid-September, is filled with important training events.
This year, the Greater New England Chiefs Mess met for their first two days of Final Week training at USS Constitution, at Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston. Greater New England Chiefs Mess is made up of Reserve Chiefs from seven Navy Reserve Operational Support Centers, all within four hours drive of Boston. USS Constitution is the world's oldest commissioned warship.
U.S. Navy Photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Roger S. Duncan