Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Submarine Books / Movies for Your Enjoyment

Here is a short list of some of the best Submarine books and movies.  Certainly no obligation to read these (can't promise bonus points with the Admiral, I'm afraid), but if you're interested in NUPOC you will likely find these to be both enjoyable and informative.  This is not a comprehensive list, but it includes my personal favorites.

Books:
1. Thunder Below - USS Barb Revolutionizes Submarine Warfare in WW2, by Eugene Fluckey
2. Blind Man's Bluff - The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage
3. Wahoo - The Patrols of America's Most Famous WW2 Submarine, by Dick O'Kane
4. Clear the Bridge - The War Stories of the USS Tang, by Dick O'Kane
5. Turn the Ship Around - A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders, by L. David Marquet
6. Submarine - A Guided Tour Inside a US Nuclear Warship, by Tom Clancy
7. Das Boot by Lothar-G√ľnther Buchheim
8. Run Silent Run Deep by Edward L. Beach

Movies:
1. Das Boot (You MUST watch it in German with English subtitles.  If you watch it with English audio you will ruin it.)
2. Hunt for Red October
3. Crimson Tide

Coming Soon.....

All,

This site is currently under construction but should be completed in the near future.  It is intended to serve as a resource for those considering the NUPOC Program.  It will be maintained primarily by myself with the support of several colleagues.  I highlight this to point out that clearly we have all chosen this career path and are motivated to bring applicants into the program  ---  so we do enter with some level of bias.

Having said that, we fully recognize that being a Nuclear Officer in the Navy is a demanding job that is not for everyone and we will be forthright and transparent in all of our postings.  The program, we believe, sells itself once the blinds are pulled back on the benefits.

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A few of the things I intend to include on this site for your perusal are listed below:

- Links to other resources where you can get more data
- Discussion of whether / why you should consider the NUPOC program
- Program Eligibility Requirements
- Obligations while being paid to complete degree
- Average Profile of NUPOC Accessions (akin to a "class profile" put out by a graduate school)
- Basic Application Process and FAQs (ie. Once determined to apply, how to expedite)
- Pay Progression (discussion in addition to links) and comparison to civilian alternatives
- NUPOC Program FAQs
- Discussion of Options after Completion of Commitment (ie: Where will you be 5 years hence)
- Study materials for Nuclear Power School for applicants who have been accepted
- Periodic updates on interview results
- Upcoming interview dates
- (In all likelihood) some random musings which may or may not be directly related to the NUPOC program.

I hope you all will find this helpful and informative.

Best regards,
Nuclear Officer Accessions Manager