USS Tang Class Joins the Fleet

Hull Technician 1st Class  William Clark accepts congratulations and a replica statuette of The Lone Sailor from George Hyland, Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 20.

Hull Technician 1st Class William Clark accepts congratulations and a replica statuette of The Lone Sailor from George Hyland, Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 20.

Eighty-eight sailors of “Class 13180,” USS Tang (SS-306), graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School, Friday, 5 April.
Aviation Mechanic 1st Class Robert Schultz was Class Honorman with a 97.15 Grade Point Average. Schultz, continues in Information Systems Technician (Submarines) Apprentice (ITS “A”) School.
Electronics Technician 3rd Class Kevin Sims, Class Leader, was recipient of the Submarine Heritage Award.
Seaman Recruit Justin Clark received the Navy Core Values Award for best exemplifying the standards and expectations of a United States Navy sailor.
Seaman Apprentice Christopher Brunner was meritoriously advanced because of academic achievement.
With Grade Point Averages exceeding 90.0, Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class James Breeden, Seaman Apprentice Alexander Osborn, Seaman Apprentice Cameron Meyer, Machinist Mate 3rd Class Michael Squire, Seaman Andrew Larsen, Machinist Mate 3rd Class Nicholas Terrio, Seaman Apprentice Ben Ly, Seaman Carl Onyewu, Seaman Vonnie McDaniels, Seaman James Matlock, and Fireman Apprentice Emilio Guerra were named Graduates with Distinction.
Basic Enlisted Submarine School is a six-week introduction to the basic theory, construction and operation of nuclear powered submarines. In preparation for an assignment, sailors receive instruction on shipboard organization, submarine safety, and escape procedures.