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At random: Capt. Don Ulmer, USN SS (Ret.), and noted submarine author, began his military career by enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1947 and in 1949 while serving as an electrical technician E-4 aboard the submarine USS Clamagore, he was transferred to the Naval Academy. When he asked his commanding officer why he was being sent to Annapolis, the skipper replied, "I don't think you're smart enough to make E-5 and I need the bunk space." Ulmer graduated in 1954 and in 1967 returned to command Clamagore, possibly the only officer to command a U.S. warship having served on it as an enlisted man.
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: 586

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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