CSG 2 Participates in Time Honored CPO Tradition aboard USS Constitution
BOSTON, Mass. – Rear Adm. Michael McLaughlin, Commander, Submarine Group Two congratulated the chief petty officer selectees, who took part in the 14th annual CPO Heritage Weeks training aboard USS Constitution, Aug. 19.
Of the 300 chief petty officer selectees chosen to participate this year, 10 Naval Submarine Base New London Sailors from NAVSUBSCOL, USS Virginia, decommissioned ship Memphis, Regional Support Group, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and SUBASE New London took part in the weeklong training steeped in naval history and heritage.
“I’m extremely proud of the Sailors from Naval Submarine New London who participated in the CPO Heritage Week aboard Old Ironsides. This opportunity instills the rich history, heritage and pride of our Navy,” said Commander, Submarine Group Two Command Master Chief (SS) Wesley Koshoffer.
During McLaughlin’s visit to Constitution he praised the selectees for taking part in this year’s training.
“You should be proud of this accomplishment because it means your leadership and professional abilities have been recognized by superiors,” said McLaughlin, “but the really hard work lies ahead of you.”
CPO Heritage Weeks is held annually to instill pride in naval heritage and build esprit de corps while selectees lived and trained aboard the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.
Constitution is the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat. The ship defended the sea lanes against threat from 1797 to 1855, much like the mission of today's Navy.