72 graduate from Basic Enlisted Submarine School

Groton —  Seventy-two sailors of "Class 17200," USS Thresher (SSN-593), graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School on April 14.

Seaman William Hrabovsky, with a 95.04 GPA, was class honor graduate.

Seaman Michael Conway received the Navy Core Values Award for best exemplifying the standards and expectations of a U.S. Navy sailor.

Seaman Recruit Garrett Hampton was recipient of the Submarine Heritage Award.

Seaman Apprentice Roberto Moto, Seaman David Sinor, Seaman Recruit Tyrik McGaffie, Seaman Recruit Dominic Wolf, Seaman Recruit Sebastian Picado, Seaman Edwin De Hoyos, Fireman Apprentice David Phounsavath, and Seaman Julian Lewis joined Seaman Apprentice Jon English as graduates with distinction.

Basic Enlisted Submarine School is a six-week introduction to the basic theory, construction and operation of nuclear-powered submarines. In preparation for an assignment, sailors receive instruction on shipboard organization, submarine safety and escape procedures.


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