Submarines & Submariners -- An Introduction
$2090 per person
This three-day course is designed for engineers in the field of submarine R&D and Operational Test and Evaluation. It is an introductory course presenting the fundamental philosophy of submarine design, submerged operation and combat system employment as they are managed by a battle-tested submarine organization that all-in-all make a US submarine a very cost-effective warship at sea—and under it.
Today's US submarine tasking is discussed in consonance with the strategy and policy of the US, and the goals, objectives, mission, functions, tasks, responsibilities, and roles of the US Navy as they are so funded. Submarine warfare is analyzed referencing some calculations for a Benefits-to-Cost analysis, in that, Submarines Sink Ships!
From this course you will gain a better understanding of submarine warships being stealth-oriented, cost-effective combat systems at sea. Those who have worked with specific submarine sub-systems will find that this course will clarify the rationale and essence of their interface with one another. Attendees will receive copies of the presentation along with some relevant white papers.
CAPT (ret) Todd Massidda, P.E. has over 30 years of Navy leadership experience serving on seven different submarines, including command of USS ALABAMA SSBN-731. As commanding officer of ALABAMA and executive officer on ALASKA he has extensive experience in bringing combat systems technologies to the fleet after major overhaul periods. In addition to his operational submarine experience he served as a Future Concepts Officer at US Special Operations command during which he had extensive experience in bring new technologies and ideas to special operations forces. As Operation Officer at Submarine Group Nine, he led a highly successful multi-year effort to proof SSGN concepts ahead of the SSGN conversion program. He completed his career as the Branch Head for Ocean Systems and Nuclear Matters on the OPNAV staff in Washington, DC. He is currently applying his knowledge as a Program Manager in the SSBN Security Technology Program at John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.
Capt. James Patton (USN ret.) is President of Submarine Tactics and Technology, Inc. and is considered a leading innovator of pro- and anti-submarine warfare and naval tactical doctrine. His 30 years of experience includes actively consulting on submarine weapons, advanced combat systems, and other stealth warfare-related issues to over 30 industrial and government entities. He served in 5 SSNs and 2 SSBNs, commanding USS Pargo, (SSN650). While at OPNAV, Capt Patton actively participated in submarine weapon and sensor research and development, and was instrumental in the development of the towed array. As Chief Staff Officer at Submarine Development Squadron Twelve (SUBDEVRON 12), and as Head of the Advanced Tactics Department at the Naval Submarine School, he was instrumental in the development of much of the current tactical doctrine.
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