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Thursday, May 10, 2012

New FY-13 Submarine Admirals

In ALNAV 036/12, it appears the long-awaited Navy URL Rear Admiral (Lower Half) list has been announced. As near as I can tell, there were three Submariners selected, as follows:
Navy Capt. Robert P. Burke has been nominated for appointment to the rank of Rear Admiral (Lower Half). Burke is currently serving as Director, Submarine/Nuclear Power Distribution Division, PERS 42, Naval Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.

Navy Capt. David J. Hahn has been nominated for appointment to the rank of Rear Admiral (Lower Half). Hahn is currently serving as major program manager, Submarine Combat and Weapons Control Systems, PMS-425, Program Executive Office for Submarines, Washington, D.C. (Acquisition Professional)

Navy Capt. Charles A. Richard has been nominated for appointment to the rank of Rear Admiral (Lower Half). Richard is currently serving as chief of staff, U.S. Strategic Command, Special Activities Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.
If you see any other Submariners on the list, please let me know in the comments and I'll update the post. Having only three Submariners put on a star is a fairly low number; we had four last year and five the year before that.

28 Comments:

Anonymous MentalJim said...

Congrats to CAPT Burke. I enjoyed serving with you.a

5/10/2012 8:03 PM

 
Anonymous The One said...

Word for the day for all nuclear submariners of any paygrade:

Epiousios

And if you don't know already know what it means, somebody must've graped your qual card...and someone else, theirs.

5/11/2012 2:07 AM

 
Blogger dark cloud said...

congrats to all.

5/11/2012 3:14 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure how Bob Clark did not screen. Dant should have punched his ticket. Congrats to all who were selected.

5/11/2012 5:12 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob Clark did not screen, Chas did; thank god I'm out.

5/11/2012 6:10 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Son of a...., I just got Rick Rolled by 'the one'.

GOD DAMNIT!!

5/11/2012 6:43 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob Burke makes flag...a sad, sad, sad day for the Sub Force. Too bad he never got caught. But on the bright side, if he continues the same behavior we have a potential scandal to discuss on this site when he does get caught.

5/11/2012 7:43 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Epiousios (slang) the act of posting Non sequitur religious comments in the hopes of deflecting negativity from said leaders of religious organization proclivity to copulate with young boys.
The Anti-one

5/11/2012 8:12 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to Richards, loved working with him! Who's Hahn?

5/11/2012 8:44 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You obviously were not on 683 – Richards was a terror.

5/11/2012 8:58 AM

 
Anonymous 4-stop said...

If you knew ADM (SEL) Hahn you would understand. He has worked overtime to remove “stupidity” out of PMS 425. Ralphie boy was a fat loudmouth POS from day one and the union backed him up 100%. Once you make tenure you have to kill someone to get fired. Glad to Hahn get his star.

5/11/2012 9:12 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As posters have mentioned before, ducks pick ducks again, now if they could only have turned into swans...

5/11/2012 9:41 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...proclivity to copulate with young boys."


You say that like there's something wrong with that. Maybe they'll get married someday...who knows? Okay by me.

Oh, yeah...keep fighting for me.

-- President Barack H. Obama (the other "One")

5/11/2012 10:52 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, when did the Navy officially implement the designator (SEL)?

5/11/2012 12:17 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahn is PMS425 Submarine Combat systems at PEO subs. Fat Ralph was BYG-1 Chief Engineer working for Hahn that got caught with his hand in the cookie jar to the tune of 10 - 20 million. Caused a company to pay him kickbacks for over 12 years or they wouldn't get follow on work. Company went under as Fat Ralph was walked off the Navy Yard by security and old to appear in Federal court in Providence the following Monday morning. This happened over a year ago and he just got re-indicted last week. Interesting reads on the indictments if you knew the players like I did.

5/11/2012 6:43 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked the sarcastic comment about the religious comment....

Racist - one who interjects racism when it is not warranted.

Religious fanatic - one who does the same with religious comments.

The discussion was about newly minted submarine Admirals - WTF does this have to do with any RELIGION??!!??

(and I posted as Anonymous....get over it....!)

5/11/2012 7:08 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^^^
It's the same with politics. There's always some jag off who can't resist inserting his political opinion here.

5/11/2012 9:22 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^^^As if submarining isn't a form of professional jerking off?

5/11/2012 10:03 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.S. I find the political FACTS much more entertaining than anyone's opinion. You just can't make this shit up.

5/11/2012 10:05 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahn made us hold the shipyard to much higher standards than they were used to. As a result, we didn't have any real fires, the boat was amazingly clean (Adm. Donald called us his Cinderella story), and just about everything worked right. We hated him, but looking back, I can't argue with the results.

5/11/2012 10:47 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic.... BUT....

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/05/ap-navy-2-submarine-officers-charged-fraud-probe-051412/

Bazinga

5/14/2012 10:41 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic.... BUT....

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/05/ap-navy-2-submarine-officers-charged-fraud-probe-051412/

Bazinga
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An alleged fraud of $4,500 each???

That warrants a "Counseling Chit" at most. I have seen worse. Take it out of their pay and send them back to sea.

5/14/2012 12:55 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off Topic.... BUT....

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/05/ap-navy-2-submarine-officers-charged-fraud-probe-051412/

Bazinga
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An alleged fraud of $4,500 each???

That warrants a "Counseling Chit" at most. I have seen worse. Take it out of their pay and send them back to sea.

5/14/2012 12:55 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As posters have mentioned before, ducks pick ducks again, now if they could only have turned into swans...

5/11/2012 9:41 AM

That's the irony here... The prez of the boards in Millington was Rat Willard.. Clark was the DEA to him...

5/14/2012 1:22 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only 3 Admirals and one is acquisition. Glad I am out. Chas Richard deserves to make it. As for Clark, there were a dozen others more worthy.... and just think how many were smart and retired because they saw this coming. Turns out the best guys were the guys who left. I know from experience. Heck when they made old Stuart Munsch Flag just because he was a Rhodes Scholar even though he was Navigator on the Jeff City that ran aground on a charted sea mount that says it all. When you made 6 Admirals a year you could hide guys like this but now they make up 50% of the selections.

5/24/2012 8:22 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Captain Chad Richard is as dirty as they come. Him and Richardson have screwed over so many good Sailors and Senior Enlisted Leadership. However, they shelter their crappy officers and have them ride desks. Karma Sucks. They will get theirs

6/19/2012 12:22 PM

 
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6/30/2012 9:40 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I served with Bob Burke and would have died if he said to. One of the best men I ever served under. Congrats Capt Burke.

5/25/2013 7:55 PM

 

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