Friday, June 01, 2007

Former Razorback Officer Returns for Visit

Ken Barker first reported aboard USS Razorback in 1966 as a young officer and he returned for a short visit. He qualified in submarines in December 1967 and then went into the Navy's nuclear program.

During his visit, he said that serving on Razorback, "must have been a good start" to his Navy career, because he went on to serve as the Weapons Officer and MPA on USS Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631), then as Navigator aboard USS Ray (SSN-635), as Executive Officer on USS Lewis and Clark (SSBN-644) and finally as Commanding Officer aboard USS George Bancroft (SSBN-643) and Plankowner Commanding Officer of USS Tennessee (SSBN-734) (Blue).

Ken retired as a Captain and is now a physics professor at the University of Georgia.


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