Local resident explains value of Cold War era submarine service

Cold War era service in the Navy’s submarine fleet has provided veteran Mike Speek with education and experience that has benefited him throughout his civilian employment.

Cold War era service in the Navy’s submarine fleet has provided veteran Mike Speek with education and experience that has benefited him throughout his civilian employment.

With stories of Cold War-era service aboard a submarine that flow as freely as if they occurred just yesterday, even the most casual of listeners can sense the impact naval service has had on area veteran Mike Speek.

But time spent in the burgeoning “nuclear navy” provided him with both training and experience that has been of profound benefit throughout his career.

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