Submariner discusses unique skills acquired through naval service

Local submarine veteran Warren Forrest believes the experience he acquired during his naval service can serve as an example to youths seeking training and experience necessary to compete for emerging jobs in nuclear technology.

Local submarine veteran Warren Forrest believes the experience he acquired during his naval service can serve as an example to youths seeking training and experience necessary to compete for emerging jobs in nuclear technology.

“The experience gained through military service can’t be bought,” said Warren Forrest, of his service aboard submarines during the Cold War. “These are experiences that must be lived.”

While sharing the details of a career now in full hindsight, Forrest mirthfully recalls that not everyone in his family embraced his decision to join the Navy.

When his older brother returned from naval leave in 1955, Forrest recalls his advice: “Whatever you do, don’t join the Navy!” But the aspiring sailor ....

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