FROM THE PRESIDENT
When you receive this issue of THE SUBMARINE REVIEW, the NSL Technology Symposium and Annual NSL Symposium will be history. Both were sell- outs. One of the real memorable events of the Annual Symposium was the presentation of the Fleet Awards. Our presenters this year were: Under Secretary or the Navy, H. L. Garrett III, Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral c. A. H. Trost, USN, and RADM Frederick B. Warder, USN(Ret.). Award winners were:
NSL CHARLES A. LOCKWOOD AWARD
LT Dwayne C. Clark, USN
USS LEWIS AND CLARK (SSBN 644)(GOLD)
STCM(SS) Michael J. Rinehart, USN
USS FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (SSBN 657) (BLUE)
MM1(SS) Thomas R. Shnaper, USN
NSL JACK N. DARBY AWARD
CDR John H. Almy, USN
Commanding Officer, USS TINOSA (SSN 606)
NSL LEVERING SMITH AWARD
CW02 Burt R. Standridge, USN
USS DIXON (AB-37)
NSL FREDERICK B. WARDER AWARD
EM1(SS) Stefano Bruno Neis, USN
PCU WEST VIRGINIA ( SSBN 736)
These awardees were presented a formal citation, honorarium, copy of “Submarine Operations in II,” an NSL plaque and LIFE membership in the NSL. It was a real pleasure to meet these fine young men who are truly dedicated to their country and the submarine service.
The NAUTILUS CHAPTER has recently elected new officers. We welcome at this time :
President- LCDR William P. Murtha, USN(Ret.)
Vice President – LCDR Dan O’Lone, USN
Secretary – Hr. John Marshall
Treasurer – Dr. Bill Browning
The HAMPTON ROADS CHAPTER has also elected new officers. Welcome to:
President – CAPT John E. Whelan, USN
Vice President – J. G. Burritt
Secretary – CDR Thomas E. Pauls, USN
Treasurer- CDR Frank W. Reifsnyder Jr., USN
We also welcome Henry Palmer as the new President of the HID-ATLANTIC CHAPTER. All other officers remained the same.
The Chapters are the real essence of the NSL and we applaud all of these members for their service and dedication.
- “SUBMARINE MANEUVERING INSTABILITY” – Jan 1 by Henry Payne. Award $400.00
- “REXlUIEM FOR THE SILENT SERVICE”- July ’87. by LCDR Dave Hearding, USN. Award $250.00.
- (A three-way tie)
“NUCLEAR SUBMARINE OPERATIONS IN SHALLOW WATER” October 1 87, by Phoenix
“PRE WW II FORESIGHT” – July ’87 by Dick Laning
“HEGATRENDS IN ASW” – April 1 88 by LCDR Tom Donaldson, USN andLT Doyle Riley, USN Award $100.00 each.
We continue to welcome and solicit articles from any source that can be published in THE SUBMARINE REVIEW. The REVIEW plays a vital function in keeping our members informed and advised of changes facing the Submarine Service. Most any topic can be approached from an unclassified aspect and still discuss the relevant considerations of the subject. We appeal to our younger members to become active and express their thoughts on appropriate submarine subjects.
It is once again my very sad duty to report the loss of an NSL official. Our Treasurer, Jason Law, died on 20 April 1988, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jason relieved Jim Keane as Treasurer in 1983, during the early, formative stages of the NSL.
Jason, with his CPA credentials, set about organizing the NSL financial accounting system in a most professional way. Our most recent audit of NSL records brought plaudits from the auditor, a praise not often received, and due entirely to Jason’s meticulous attention to detail. Recently, Jason had been in the process of training John Vick as his relief, but was still concerned about each detail and the League until the last day. We all give our heartfelt condolences to Sue in this time of sorrow.
The Seventh Annual Symposium will be held on 8-9 June, 1989. Please plan to attend.