My Sailor's boat will soon be making its last voyage to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Does anyone have any insight as to what the inactivation and decommissioning process is like for sailors, both in terms of workload and timeline, and their career and advancement?
My son's sub is currently being decommissioned. It is the USS San Francisco and the nuclear reactor will be the new training reactor in Charleston so he replied to my question/your question this way;
Yeah, what they are doing with the 711 is different, particularly for the nukes I would think, since the reactor is being modified and I presume refueled rather than decommissioned. Too, the decom experience might be different for nukes in general. I do know that the reactor department keeps watches until the reactor is defueled.
I should have noted that my son is on sonar, STS3(SS).
I'm not sure why that picture came with the comment but I think I should remove it since it's sends someone to his facebook page.