My husband did 20 years on a sub and now my son is in bootcamp and going to be a sub-what are your concerns?
It is a great community-much smaller world than the surface Navy-
You should be proud of him whatever he chooses.
My brother in law loves his sub buddy. They are on a very small, crew so its very family like. They have shift work hours so that makes it even smaller group. Subs have a little bit better pay sometimes I believe. Their communication some say is less, but when my husband was on deployment his internet/email communication on the ship went down for 21 days and we normally hear from the BIL atleast every 21 days.