geasrex3 karma2013-10-10 12:56:49 UTC
Been hijacking questions here and there, would like to add to this one especially.
Having your guys' backs makes a huge difference. If you sell out your division (or just a guy) it will haunt you. You'll be under pressure from a bunch of O-4's and higher simply because you're in reactor. Don't take it out on them; after all, you're making significantly more money and get a stack of perks that they'll never get.
Also, complaining about the ice cream in the wardroom to an EOS watch team that spent 40 minutes in line to eat overcooked mystery meat nuggets is just crass.
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geasrex3 karma2013-10-10 12:40:51 UTC
To expand on OP's reply; the nuclear field in the Navy is unique in that personnel are encouraged to question orders that sound wrong, make no sense, are unclear or otherwise pose a risk. Further, I have seen operators refuse orders. I have also seen a ship's CO defend an E-5's decisions during a casualty against an O-5 on a witch hunt.
geasrex3 karma2013-10-10 12:35:45 UTC
The propulsion plants are 90% similar to about any industrial facility. Electronics, electrical distribution, fluids (water, oil, refrigerant), and a mess of piping and rotating machinery.
geasrex2 karma2013-10-10 13:02:51 UTC
Any enemy navy would have diesel-electrics to send out, and though they run quieter than a nuclear boat, they have less stamina and our attack submarines are active hunters, so being quiet doesn't help. Anything attacking a carrier group is going to have a bad day.
geasrex2 karma2013-10-10 12:33:26 UTC
Had that happen a couple times on the 76. At least there was something to chuckle about after losing a couple hours sleep.
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