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Pfc. Chesty XIV, official mascot of the Marine Corps in-training, left, receives words of wisdom from his predecessor Sgt. Chesty XIII, official mascot of the Marine Corps, at the conclusion of an emblem presentation ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., April 8 (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez/Released)

WAsHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Wednesday, The Marine Corps retired its mascot of five years in a ceremony but now another bulldog will serve as its mascot.

Sgt. Chesty XIII, an English Bulldog, was retired after five years of greeting the public at various events, according to

According to, "Sgt. Chesty served the post honorably, though he once received a demotion for snapping at then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's dog, Bravo, during an event."

Also at Wednesday's event, Pfc. Chesty XIV was promoted to lance corporal and the Marine Corps' sole mascot, according to the Military Times. 

Chesty XIV has been training for this promotion beside Chesty XIII at several events recently.

Check out the video from Wednesday's ceremony courtesy of the Military Times.

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