While I was in college in the 1960s, I wanted to go naval air. Every young man wants to fly, and the Navy or the Air Force is where you go to learn. But I was also interested in the exciting things our nuclear subs were doing.
About the author: James Gutierrez: The Navy paid his way through college on the condition that he accept a commission in the Navy upon graduation. During his five years in the Navy’s Submarine Force, he served on two diesel subs before nuclear power school and officers sub school. He served on a fleet ballistic missile submarine, and his last tour of duty was ship's navigator on a submarine tender during its deployment from Charleston, S.C., to Guam and back.