This is just an FYI for those whose children have volunteered for Sub Duty after they have finished with Nuke School.
Unfortunately they dont send the Nukes to Sub School so they do not get their ears pressure tested nor do they have the opportunity to be on a sub for a trial period to see if they can handle being underwater and in an atmosphere that has less oxygen. This is such a shame that the Navy does not make sure these kids are actually compatable with Sub duty before they throw them out there. It is also very unfortunate for some of our kids who are doing their very best to serve there country to the best of their ability and then they get assigned to ships whose command is less than it should be. If they Nuke has trouble acclimating to the work enviornment on a sub and is unable to deal with being underwater in tight spaces with less than normal oxygen levels they will not help them. They will belittle them, take their scriptures away from them and other personal belongings, and make sure they are sleep deprived by working them 18 hours a day and then assigning other duties so they get only 2 to 3 hours of sleep a night to try to force them to deal with the duties on a sub. Even when they have informed their superiors that they are having fears while underwater and that it is affecting their job and their mental stability. THERE IS A REASON WHY SUB DUTY IS STRICTLY VOLUNTEER! You would then imagine that if you couldn't handle that enviornment that you could unvolunteer with out fear of being repremanded or threatend with expulsion from the Navy. Unfortunately that is not the case! Please make sure your children know that once they volunteer for sub duty and are assigned to a sub if they cant handle it they are in deep "doo-doo".