The goal of the Submarine Club is to provide as much information and practical experience as possible to members of the Battalion who are interested in joining the submarine community upon commissioning.
This semester the submarine club is starting off the new academic year by having an introduction brief on submarines and watching the newly released movie, Phantom, in the Electronic Classroom. Newer members of the battalion are encouraged to attend, as we will be answering any questions they may have.
Taking advantage of our local resources, we are having a tour of the USS San Francisco (SSN-711). Attendees will be able to see and ask questions to the crew. The tour will consist of the forward part of the submarine including areas such as control, the wardroom, and the torpedo room to name a few. The tour will conclude with a chance to ask the crew questions about life aboard a submarine.
To conclude the semester, the submarine club is anticipating a brief on the submarine force reserve component (SFRC) and a fireside chat with LT Pornpanit. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and discuss some challenges one might encounter when entering the fleet.
Midshipman Luke Nicol
Submarine Club President, Fall 2013