24 February 2010
Subject: Decision to allow women to serve aboard U.S. Navy Submarines
Stance: I am opposed to the decision
I served in the United States Navy from 6 May 1977 until 31 October 1994 when I retired as a senior chief petty officer (E-8). I served aboard four (4) FBM (Fleet Ballistic Missile) submarines and two (2) submarine tenders (maintenance and replenishment ships).