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- Print Length: 133 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1519088396
- Publisher: ACF Consulting Services; 2 edition (May 26, 2011)
- Publication Date: May 26, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0052YQLWA
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Making a Submarine Officer - A story of the USS San Francisco (SSN 711) Kindle Edition
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The author has very high praise for most of the 5 COs that he served under. But if such a term as a sea-daddy were to apply to officers, then Kevin was the author's sea-daddy. The help he received from the officers and CO was instrumental in shaping the career of the author. The constant testing, qualification, material problems, drills, schooling, field days, certifications, and concerns were all things I also took part in during my eight year stay in submarines.
The author mentioned Joe Ashley, the one person who died from the accident, and a Chief Danny Haggar. Danny is a frequent visitor to the submarine BBS systems that are available. I have talked with Ashley's father on several occasions.
I could wish the book were longer because I didn't want it to end. The investigation of the accident was not given in detail but this might have been removed by officials is my guess. The question of correct charts will remain a mystery also. A book I will definitely read again because the pictures of the boat with it's crushed bow will live with me forever.
I never give a book 5 stars. Only Silent Victory, Thunder Below by Adm. Fluckey are worthy of five but this is an exception.
Thanks for the great read.
He had very high praise for Kevin and for 3 of the other 4 CO's he served with. He mentioned Joe Ashley and Danny Haggar a lot in the book as well as Capt. Mark Ginda (form CO of SubBase/Groton) and others.
In a rare book by an officer, that seldom mentions enlisted men, this book was filled with Petty Officers by name and many Chiefs.
If you have a Kindle it is only $2.99 and the bargain of the year. It is not a huge/many page book but well written, entertaining and educational from a point of view that we seldom see.
What Mr Fleming describes brought back many memories of life onboard a submarine. I appreciate how brutally honest he is/was about himself....the hallmark of a true leader and a trait that is essential to success in any field (in my opinion).
A couple nits. San Francisco was not the first submarine drydocked in Guam. Many a "5 for Freedom" were drydocked in Guam back when the Polaris boats were forward deployed out of Guam....I got to experience an emergency drydocking on the R E Lee back in 76 and there is an iconic submarine photo of the George Washington sitting in drydock in Guam.
The book could us an editor....there are a fair number of errors in the book but nothing that takes away from the overall flow.
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