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At random: "These dolphins, once you pin them on your chest, leave deep marks, right over your heart, long after the uniforms have been put away.” -- Bud F. Turner ex-MT2(SS)
Adm M Rogers
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AtoZ
Posted 2017-03-20 9:44 AM (#82655)


Great Sage of the Sea

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Subject: Adm M Rogers

Watching Adm Rogers testify before the Senate committee I see that he is wearing gold dolphins below his ribbons and another gold pin, which I don't recognize, above them.

San any tell me what they are?
geno
Posted 2017-03-20 11:22 AM (#82657 - in reply to #82655)
Crew

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Subject: RE: Adm M Rogers

From his bio picture it appears that the top pin is the Surface Warfare pin. I say appears because his lapel covers most of it. Gold Dolphins below (if I remember Ric correcting me on day) should indicate submarine qualification but present billet is in the surface environment. But again, I defer to Ric.
AtoZ
Posted 2017-03-20 11:26 AM (#82658 - in reply to #82655)


Great Sage of the Sea

Posts: 612

Subject: RE: Adm M Rogers

Found the answers:

Lower pin is not dolphins but Naval Surface Warfare Officer and upper is [would you believe?], Naval Intelligence Warfare Dominance Officer.
Sewer Pipe Snipe
Posted 2017-03-20 12:56 PM (#82659 - in reply to #82655)
Master and Commander

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Location: Albany, GA.
Subject: RE: Adm M Rogers

At one point I heard about an Officer that wore Dolphins above, and Aviator's wings below. Medically disqualified from flying if I remember correctly. It was on one of these boards. There was also a phrase about him soaring with Eagles and now he swims with the fishes, but I can't remember it correctly.
mike652
Posted 2017-03-20 1:04 PM (#82660 - in reply to #82655)
Great Sage of the Sea

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Location: Conway, NH
Subject: RE: Adm M Rogers

Here is his bio: http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/navybio.asp?bioID=434
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