Friday, June 03, 2005

Hearing on Sub Force Future

A Congressional subcommittee will hold a hearing on the future of the Navy's nuclear submarine fleet on June 13; the story is reported in Newsday here.


At 8:33 PM, Blogger Vigilis said...

What to look for over the next 6 years, if a shift is actually occuring:

1) Pentagon sees need for more submarines (43-50) than the NAVY (37-43);

2) Groton SSN squadron transferred to a non-submarine base (surface admiral command);

3) Women sailors assigned with men to those submarines;

4) No more sub pay.

After the guff taken from the Air Force over the NAVY JAG experience, the world of Navy admirals is collapsing on them, budgetarily at least. Have submarines lost again?

At 9:28 PM, Blogger Rob said...

My take...

1. CNO is a skimmer
2. Personally, I'd not cry to see Groton go...too cold. There are better sub base locations (re-open Charleston, move 'em to Kings Bay)
3. No problem with that...and I'm not being a lech. I serve with women ashore right now, and they are SAILORS...some good, some bad apples, some average players, same as the fellas.
4. They'll get my sub pay when they pry my cold, dead fingers from the RPCP shim switch...


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