Photo By: Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez
Washington District of Columbia United States - Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, presents Pfc. Chesty XIV, official mascot of the Marine Corps in-training, his eagle, globe and anchor emblems signifying his passage into the Corps during a ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., April 8. Amos pinned the coveted emblems on the young English bulldog accompanied by Sgt. Maj. Micheal P. Barrett, sergeant major of the Marine Corops. The ceremony marked the conclusion of Chesty XIV's recruit training and basic indoctrination into the Corps. In the upcoming months, Chesty XIV is scheduled to attend and complete more obedience training to compliment his military training. The young Marine will serve in a mascot-apprentice roll for the remainder of the summer working alongside his predecessor and mentor, Sgt. Chesty XIII, until the sergeant's retirement which is expected in late August.
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