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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Submarine CO/XO Screening

Blunoz has up the list of submarine officers who screened for CO and XO this year, at the end of this post that also has a fairly good explanation of sub officer career progression. Going over the list, I noticed at least three guys who were my students at NPTU Charleston back in '93-'95 are on the CO list -- that was enough to make me feel pretty old. On the other hand, I know that it'll still be at least a couple of years until they actually get command, so I can make myself feel somewhat younger by realizing that it's my peers who are in command now -- like my old SOAC classmate who just took USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) out on deployment. (Interesting tidbit: CDR Kropcho is on his 3rd tour on the Jacksonville; he also did part of his JO tour and his XO tour on her.) I sure hope they get a better mid-deployment voyage repair port than USS Dallas (SSN 700) scored; she has to spend her upkeep in Diego Garcia. At least there's little risk of liberty incidents there.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tilbrook screened for command. The CDO on the Newport News when she went bump a couple years back.

Can someone explain this one?

6/04/2008 5:00 PM

 
Blogger Rick said...

I worked with Lu Molina and Rich Arnold while they were SE/ASE on the 635 and I was a tie-wearing puke. Joe Biondi was a student of mine during that same time. He had been a SPU at some prototype (I forget which) and I never had to do much as his Sea Dad. Nice to see them doing well.

6/04/2008 6:39 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I sure hope they get a better mid-deployment voyage repair port than USS Dallas (SSN 700) scored; she has to spend her upkeep in Diego Garcia. At least there's little risk of liberty incidents there."

I sure hope the real reason for Dallas's port call in D.G. is kept secret. - Mad Dog

6/04/2008 7:06 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did a port visit in Diego Garcia last year. We were there for only a few days, but the crew was essentially unanimous in their desire to go back. Although there is no big city and little nightlife, the $6 rooms, cheap beer, and free rides are a nice break from the $120+ per night hotels, $10 beers, and hour and a half cab or bus rides to get to liberty in other places on deployment. It's still good to go to the big cities, but DGAR was a great stop - for a few days....

6/05/2008 12:25 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to see Commander Nosse screen for CO; he was XO on the 626 when I was there and a damn great leader. I'd reenlist for sure to work for him.

6/05/2008 10:09 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? Andre Lester screened for XO!!! What a joke… as a JO he used to walk around calling everyone “dawg.” Like he was gangster or something. “What up dawg?” Drove me crazy! Tell you one thing though, he sure didin't come from the USNA

6/06/2008 12:13 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keith Lanzer is a great guy. Koble is also cool and extremely smart. Theron Davis? ehh. Nice to see so many prior enlisted guys climbing the greasy pole.

6/07/2008 9:09 PM

 
Blogger Chap said...

Comments over at my place. Thanks for pointing this out.

6/08/2008 11:15 PM

 
Blogger Tim said...

Jeez, I recognize two names on the whole list. Now I REALLY feel old...

6/17/2008 12:38 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's that time of year again! Good luck to everyone who's eligible for this years CO/XO board!!!!

5/10/2009 5:49 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andre Lester was the best Engineer I have ever worked for. He was one of the reasons I decided to stay in. It is great leaders like Mr. Lester who make the job bearable. I do not understand why anyone would question any of his achievements.

6/03/2010 7:16 PM

 
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