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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Congratulations To The New Chief Selectees!

The CPO list came out for this year, and, as usual, Submariners were well represented.

About this time of year, I get several requests for the words to the "Submarine Song" from people who find me via Google searches. Unfortunately, the volume of E-mail precludes me from answering everyone, so here's a YouTube clip of some Submariners singing it at a wedding reception ( ! ) for those who want to learn the words. The alternate last line is "We're submariners, who the f**k are you".


Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

Glad I made it right before retiring...but it's probably still rigged. Perhaps the best-known good ol' boy system ever created...congrats to all of them!

8/04/2009 3:14 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's amazing how so many of our young submariners do not know the submarine song. Some of my best memories are involve a little bit of alcohol, the submarine song, and some skimmers. I would like to see all COB/CMC'S make it mandatory for in a submariner's charge book. Congratulation future Chief Petty Officer's. Welcome the the Goat Locker.

8/04/2009 5:05 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Russian subs off the coast of US

8/04/2009 5:20 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a "kinder, gentler" navy, remember?
It must be catching on:
I was watching The Simpsons with my younger sister (age 28) and Marge said "tinkle" in front of a guy in dress whites & dixie cup who scolds her for foul language. She didn't get it the joke.

8/04/2009 6:32 PM

Blogger Srvd_SSN_CO said...

Twice at sub balls I was threatened to not have my men sing the song. Twice the COB was threatened with being outright fired if we sang the song.

Not only did I not say anything, I joined in. To F-in bad.

It was sung. Loud and proud. Screw them squadron weenies! And the COB and I kept our jobs.

8/04/2009 8:38 PM

Blogger FT2(ss) said...

Another year I see names of buddies making chief. I shall be raising a glass of beer in celebration for you guys tonight.

8/04/2009 11:04 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roger that "served ssn co"! I saw this at Bangor and I thought the T-girls were going to wet their pants.
Sub Ball memories!!! Excellent ones in Pearl and once in Yokosuka we were invited to the officers Sub Ball. They knew the song.

I won't even get started on initiations.

Anyway, Srvd CO you sound like my kind of skipper. Gives me hope against the weenies.


Congratulations selectees!!!!I remember walking around the day I found out I had made it and thinking to myself "Wow, they think I can be a Chief!" Grab it with gusto--Best Job in the World.

8/05/2009 9:50 AM

Blogger 630-738 said...

First: Congratulations new selectees! Take heed of the lessons you are about to learn and place your trust in those who will deliver those messages.

Ah, the Submarine Song. Fewer and fewer folks are learning the song anymore, and fewer still can recite any of the lyrics beyond the first verse. It should be a tradition at the Submarine Birthday Ball, and something to be passed down from submariner generation to generation.

8/05/2009 1:11 PM

Blogger RM1(SS) (ret) said...

A total of thirteen years on three boats, and I never heard the song - didn't even know there was one!

Two new chiefs that I know, maybe three - the third has a common name, so I'm waiting to find out if it's the right guy or not. Congrats to all!

Did you miss posting the SCPO and MCPO lists, Joel, or am I just not finding them in your archive?

WV: botock - singular of botox?

8/05/2009 5:04 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do we really need that many new chiefs? Am I the only one that thinks that our Navy might be just a little too big? Who exactly is our vast fleet protecting us from? And don't say the Chinese and Russians. The Chinese can't keep a ship or boat out for more than a month without it catching on fire or being threatened with a mutiny, and the Russians aren't in much better shape.

8/05/2009 11:37 PM

Blogger Ret ANAV said...

Welcome to the first day of school, fellas.

8/07/2009 5:05 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son is on that list, CTI(C) #002. He made Chief under 10 years; which has to be damn good. His first five years were spent in the Army. After a year and a half out, he joined the Navy Reserve & then went Active Duty. He just re-upped for 6 more years. Yah, I'm damn proud of the boy.

Frank Keough

8/13/2009 5:27 PM

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8/16/2009 11:17 PM


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