Caribou Navy gunner’s mate trains in ‘old ways’

4 years ago

CARIBOU, Maine and BOSTON — U.S. Navy Gunners Mate 1st Class Cole Disy of Caribou recently participated in a summer-long training program with his class of chief selects, culminating in a session of training in some of the ‘old ways’ at the USS Constitution in Boston.

Across the U.S. Navy every year, chief petty officers train chief selects, who are first-class petty officers who have been selected for promotion. The final 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 day of final week training at the USS Constitution, which is located at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston.  

The Greater New England Chiefs Mess is comprised of reserve chiefs from seven Navy Reserve Operational Support Centers, all within four hours drive of Boston. 

The USS Constitution is the world’s oldest commissioned warship.