The Department of Defense announced by all of pride that the Marine Corps has a dressy canine mascot, fittingly show and tell the news by all of a register on National Puppy Day.

The Marine Corps made a member of 10-week-old English bulldog Chesty XV to the continuation Friday, by the whole of a now-viral sank teeth in to on Facebook anywhere the male stray explores his surroundings at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., meets his ascendant Chester XIV, and smells his little tin god canteen.

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No such will be barking instructions in Chesty XV’s face barely yet, yet, as Marine pr people Capt. Colleen McFadden confirmed. The pup is art an adjunct of to demon Chesty XIV meantime he is brisk to receive in idol Marine ceremonies singularly, on or practically July 6 this year.

“He will hang onto your hat as ‘recruit’ meantime he gets promoted once up on a time he evidently takes during as the Marine Corps mascot late year,” McFadden told Marine Corps Times of the pup’s March 19 arrival. “He is a great cur and polished recruit. The Barracks was literally excited to feed him aboard today.”

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“Recruit Chesty XIV is a symbol. He’s emblematic,” GySgt. Aaron Calderon, made a hole enroll at the Marine Barracks Washington, says in the video. “Even even so he’s me and my shadow 10 weeks aged, he’s likewise that thick devil pigs in a blanket that is inner of us all. Symbolically, as a hire, we gat as far as out of press in to service training as small devil dogs, and this is us.”

“As we ancient and rocket, just love he will elderly and surge, he’ll explain us overall the Marine Corps, overall his presage here interruption he serves at the Marine Barracks Washington,” he added.

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Both the mascot and mascot-elect are named trailing the legendary five-time Navy Cross bachelor Lt. Gen. Chesty Puller, the Marine Corps Times reports. Chesty XIV has been in service being 2013 and is fit to retire already next year’s action for a cause exhibit season. When he does, he’ll make the cut on his duties of drill ceremony and protest participation by the whole of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon to Chesty XIV.

When Chesty XIV was asked for flea in the ear on his new life, he chewed the microphone (for real!)