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Groton - Thirty-seven officers of "Class 14030" graduated Thursday from the Submarine Officer Basic Course, a 10-week program teaching the theory, instruction and operation of nuclear-powered submarines. In preparation for their first submarine assignment, officers study shipboard organization, damage control, submarine safety and escape procedures, submarine weapons, fire control and sonar systems in order to be a fully contributing member of a ship's wardroom from the day they report aboard.
Capt. Dale Green, USN, shipyard representative, Submarine Group Two, was the guest speaker at the graduation.
Ensign Austin Anderson received the L.Y. Spear Award and a gold watch as the Basic Course Honor Graduate.
Ensign Andrew Moore received the Adm. Andrew I. McKee Award for excellence in the submarine systems and diving trainer portions of the course and superior performance in submarine design and safety.
Lt. Daniel Cary received the Naval Submarine League Tactical Excellence Award for greatest understanding of Target Motion Analysis (TMA) as measured by demonstrated proficiency in plotting mechanics and fire control system operation.