USS ENTERPRISE, at Sea --
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise hosted a field mess night, April 9 as part of their corporal’s course.
Corporal’s course teaches Marine corporals and senior lance corporals about the histor y of the noncommissioned officer, tactical Marine Corps knowledge, leadership and duties of a NCO.
The evening provided an opportunity for the class to experience a mess night and to talk to various command leaders aboard the carrier.
The field mess night provided camaraderie for everyone and is a tradition we all need to pass down as Marines,” said Cpl. Jose Nunez, the mess night president.
Navy Capt. William Hamilton, the commanding officer of the USS Enterprise, and other leaders from squadrons aboard the carrier attended the field mess night.
“The mess night was executed in a well organized manner and the class’s performance was above average,” said Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Rosenfelt, VMFA- 251 corporals course assistant deputy director. “Given the limited space and time restraints, the class gained a wealth of experience and knowledge through this practical application.”
The attendees were served a specially prepared meal of shrimp cocktail, lobster tails, steak and ended with ice cream for dessert.
After the meal, the class presented their guest of honor, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Corey Wainscott, an enlarged steel patch welded by Cpl. Kenneth Bowden, the class commander.
“You’re limited on what can be done on a ship, but through creativity and collaborative thinking, we were able to present our guest with a one-of-a-kind gift,” said Bowden, a native of Spring Hill, Fla.
The class graduated on April 13 with Cpl. Dustin Cheuvront as their honor graduate and Lance Cpl. Karissa Hendrickson as their most motivated student.