USS Remora Class Joins the Fleet

GROTON (June 10, 2014) – Sixty-six Sailors of “Class 14280” USS Remora (SS-487), graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School, Friday, 13 June.

Seaman Apprentice Joseph Sampson was Class Honorman with a Grade Point Average of 98.79. Sampson, who was meritoriously advanced as a result of his academic performance, continues in the Apprentice Team Training pipeline.

Seaman Apprentice Javier McMillon was recipient of the Submarine Heritage Award.

Seaman Apprentice Michael Mize received the Navy Core Values Award for best exemplifying the standards and expectations of a United States Navy Sailor.

With Grade Point Averages of 90.0 or higher Seaman Recruit Jesse Guillot, Seaman William Austin, Seaman Angelito Mostajo, Seaman Clay Mayer, Seaman Jamar Williamson, Fireman Recruit Alexander Williams, Fireman Derrick Francis, Seaman Miguel Diaz Morales, Seaman Apprentice Tyler Harrington, Seaman Recruit Thomas Sundell, Seaman Recruit Matthew Harsey, Seaman Nicholas Mabry, Seaman Apprentice Christopher Santana, Machinist Mate 3rd Class Ian Patsfield, Seaman Matthew Gabb, Seaman Andrew Dibble, Seaman Recruit Jordan Guerrerosargent, Seaman Recruit Chase Mikulastik, Seaman Brian Christian, and Seaman Recruit Todd Montgomery joined Mize and McMillon as 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.

William Kenny
Submarine Learning Center Public Affairs

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