Just in time for National Puppy Day, Chesty XV, the next Marine Corps mascot, made a special appearance at the Marine Corps barracks at 8th and I, in Washington, D.C.

The cute lil’ recruit made his first steps on the puppy yellow footprints, while Chesty XIV gave him doggo knife hands. The tiny devil dog showed some heart as Chesty the XIV mentored the new recruit and smoked him for having an improperly sized reflective belt. Chesty XV has signed a four-year enlistment, as is standard for the Marine Corps mascot.