George H.W. Bush’s Service Dog Sully Starts New Job With U.S. Navy

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Sully's Official Instagram Page / @sullyhwbush

After the passing of former president George H.W. Bush in November 2018, his family and loved ones were left heartbroken but grateful for his long life— including his beloved service dog, Sully.

Now, Sully has officially landed a new gig with the U.S. Navy at Walter Reed National Military Center just outside of Washington.

The ceremony, which was publically streamed on a Facebook Live event, appointed the sweet pup to the role of Hospital Corpsman Second Class.

“Your appointment as a petty officer in the United States Navy makes you heir to a long and proud tradition of naval leadership,” a Navy spokesman said during the ceremony.

[MORE: George H.W. Bush’s Service Dog, Sully, Guards Late President’s Coffin in Touching Photo]

The news was also posted on Sully’s now-famous Instagram page, saying, Today I became an official Facility Dog – HM2 Petty Officer. It’s an honor and privilege to join a wonderful group of dogs at @WRNMMC and I look forward to continue my mission to serve veterans as my best friend wanted me to.”

Sully’s Official Instagram Page / @sullyhwbush

According to news reports, Sully’s main job will be to reduce stress and increase the well-being of patients and staff— and we are confident he’ll do just that.