U-505 Naval History advances the knowledge of Navy Chief Petty Officer Selectees

In cooperation with the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) and through the generous support of Tawani Foundation, the USO U-505 Naval History Program with Pritzker Military Museum and Library placed Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) selectees as volunteer museum docents in late August-early September in the museum’s famed

U-505 Submarine exhibit as part of their CPO advancement training. This year, 42 CPO selectees traveled to MSI and Pritzker Military Library for a day of training on the history and artifacts related to the U-505, the only German U-boat captured during World War II. Located in a 35,000-square-foot exhibit at MSI, the vessel is extremely relevant to the U.S. Navy experience and serves as a national war memorial for those who lost their lives in the two battles of the Atlantic during World War I and II. U.S. submariner veterans also joined in the training to impart their knowledge and experience to the selectees, building connections between future Navy Chief Petty Officers and past generations.

We salute the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Tawani Foundation andthe Pritzker Military Museum and Library for helping to make this extraordinary program possible.

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