"Your appointment as a small master of the US Navy makes you inherit a long and proud tradition of leadership in the Navy," said a Navy spokeswoman at the ceremony in Bethesda, Maryland . The dog was then equipped with a new "military uniform" – a jacket representing the medical center's dog team.
Sully's Personalized Oath of Commitment: "Assert or pantate as a member of a United States Navy hospital corps to support, comfort and care for warriors and their families, on active service and Retirement ?, especially on busy days? You assume this obligation freely, without promise of treats or frictions on your stomach, and you will faithfully fulfill the duty to provide joy, love and support to our soldiers, sailors, airmen , sailors and sailors families? "
Sully joins the dog program at the medical center. Her duties will include reducing stress and improving the well-being of patients and staff.
The dog captured hearts last year after Sully's viral photo resting near President Bush's coffin at the United States Capitol.
"We immediately thought of Sully, we knew that he was the right dog for the job, especially Mr. Bush being older and in a wheelchair." He needed a dog that would have him. would also help in his daily tasks. "
Walter Reed's assistance dogs in Bethesda collectively work more than 200 hours a month and an average of 2,500 contacts, according to a spokesman for the establishment.