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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

USS Louisville DV Embark

Here's a video from the SUBPAC PAO about a recent Distinguished Visitor embark on USS Louisville (SSN 724):



I support bringing CEOs like this on board the boat for tours like this (especially since it involved a BSP on both ends, meaning the crew didn't have to get underway just for the dog-n-pony show) -- hopefully the CEOs will hire Submariners when they come looking for a job.

25 Comments:

Blogger Rubber Ducky said...

If it's a PR opportunity for the Navy and the Submarine Force, by all means do it. Certified good deal.

If it's a favor to a fellow flag, it's a bad idea and should be seriously questioned. Google Ehime Maru for the reason this is so.

2/09/2010 4:02 PM

 
Blogger Michael said...

Before we get into "why are we wasting our time on DV embarks" I'd just like to say - Well done to CDR Sisco and crew - the ship looks good and the DVs were clearly impressed!

2/09/2010 4:16 PM

 
Blogger Michael said...

Oops - I see I'm already too late....

2/09/2010 4:16 PM

 
Blogger Jed Christiansen said...

I know there are at least a few of us former submariners at Google...

2/10/2010 6:19 AM

 
Blogger mpsayers said...

May they sail under the guiding hands of the Almighty

2/10/2010 10:14 AM

 
Blogger mpsayers said...

May they sail under the guiding hands of the Almighty

2/10/2010 10:16 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Almighty has the deck and the conn?

2/10/2010 10:45 AM

 
Anonymous LT L said...

On the topic of jobs:

http://www.rayjobs.com/index.cfm?NavID=219

good luck!

-LT L

2/10/2010 11:02 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What uniform is the guy on the left wearing? Looks like service utilities with ribbons? Where did they find that uniform?

2/10/2010 3:45 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that was CDR Sager, not Sisco. Sager is an awesome CO, I had the pleasure of getting underway on LOUISVILLE for some testing, crew was top notch and a pleasure to deal with.

As for the DV tours and embarks, Pearl is much better to do it from than say, PCAN or Kings Bay, both suck for BSP's, especially when you go in and out for days at a time!

2/10/2010 5:12 PM

 
Blogger Michael said...

You're absolutely right - my apologies to CDR Sager - this must have been one of his last days underway before the change of command!

2/10/2010 8:54 PM

 
Anonymous LT E said...

Wow.. that was theatrical.. They got the Chop to stand watch!

The Uniform is the new Utilities. Black and Tan.

2/10/2010 9:35 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Black and Tan - Until I looked more closely, I wondered why a Marine was greeting the DVs. Was it better to look like a fireman or a bus driver (late 70's) than today's jarhead look? At least back then, no one mistook us for Marines. Or the Air Force. I kind of liked looking like a sailor...

2/10/2010 10:34 PM

 
Blogger Hulaku said...

Hah! Cool!

I got a tour of the Louisville back in 1993. Glad to see she is still alive and well.

2/11/2010 10:17 AM

 
Blogger SJV said...

Somehow I don't think the intent of the DV program is to get ex-JO's hired at leading public companies! Something perhaps more related to Rickover inspired politics.

2/11/2010 12:50 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do we know which public companies are represented by these DVs?

2/12/2010 10:11 AM

 
Blogger SJV said...

I'd say that would be NNPI, especially to someone posting "anon".....

2/12/2010 2:54 PM

 
Blogger T.J. said...

anaon, watch the video on youtube (not embedded here) and it lists who the DV's are.

2/12/2010 4:47 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DV? Men for the most part never worked a day in day in their lives, and most certainly never risked life or limb. Yet they are DV's. Having their asses wiped and nads salivated upon by o-5 and above looking for a payday. What a friggin sham. Manja man ball festday!! Somethings never change. Smegma fest 2010...........

2/14/2010 3:54 AM

 
Blogger Srvd_SSN_CO said...

I've often wondered why we can give you a ride underway if you 'know somebody' or if you are 'somebody,' but there is no way to get the average Joe underway.

Chicago might take out the 721 club, but a group of civvies off the bus can't even get a tour, most likely.

Never understood it. If it is selling our force and what we do, that's fine, but we make our money doing things that are the subject of classified briefs and wargames, not by impressing a CEO for Widgit, Inc.

2/14/2010 10:01 AM

 
Blogger Srvd_SSN_CO said...

the video does give me yearnings for being underway...

2/14/2010 10:05 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've often wondered why we can give you a ride underway if you 'know somebody' or if you are 'somebody,' but there is no way to get the average Joe underway.

Chicago might take out the 721 club, but a group of civvies off the bus can't even get a tour, most likely.

Never understood it. If it is selling our force and what we do, that's fine, but we make our money doing things that are the subject of classified briefs and wargames, not by impressing a CEO for Widgit, Inc


AMEN

2/14/2010 10:18 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the video does give me yearnings for being underway...

AME...I mean WTF? :)

2/14/2010 10:19 AM

 
Blogger Trickish Knave said...

Ahh my old boat. It is nice to see my old CO, Captain Kirk (yes, I shit you not) was not in that video.

There should be a clip of the Louisville being pulled into Pearl on a Sunday so SUBPAC could chew his ass for violating water space management.

Weeeeeeeeeee!

2/22/2010 10:45 PM

 
Blogger TM2 said...

Always like to see the Louisville in the news. Miss her crew. Hooah 724!

2/24/2010 5:40 PM

 

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