A new Marine recruit will be stepping his little paws on the famous yellow footprints on his way to becoming the Corps’ newest mascot.
English bulldog recruit Chesty XV starts training next week to replace the retiring Chesty XIV, according to Marine officials.
But don’t expect drill instructors in this pup’s face: He’ll shadow Chesty XIV as part of his training before he is ready to participate in official Marine ceremonies.
“He will remain as ‘recruit’ until he gets promoted before he officially takes over as the Marine Corps mascot next year,” Marine spokeswoman Capt. Colleen McFadden told Marine Corps Times.