March, 1949, first day aboard USS CLAMAGORE (SS 343) best advice I ever had came from Chief of the Boat who told me two things; First, number one priority, keep the ocean outboard of the pressure hull. Second, always remember the purpose of everything and everybody between the torpedo rooms is to get the launchers into attack position. Advice sustained me well for twenty years, final two as CO USS CLAMAGORE.
COB QMC Hamel to ET3 Don Ulmer (only Navy-man to serve aboard enlisted and Commanding Officer of the same US warship)
Came from Capt. Bill Riffer when he was CO of USS SIMON LAKE (AS-33). It concerned the art of delegation. He said “Anytime I get tasking, I look around and see who I can give it to”.