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Old 01-17-2018, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by oldpotatoe View Post
Is CV XO still a twilight your? Or do some get a deep draft CO? XO on Forrestal, called him ‘little round mound of sound’...gotta be, heads and beds guy.
Most XO's go on to be a CO. They'll get a deep draft command on some kind of supply ship or other deep draft type ship. Usually an 18 month tour. Then they do some kind of nuclear training refresher in DC before getting their command. XO to CO is the standard route unless they do something stupid and kill their career. The XO I disliked the most went on to command the Reagan and then made Admiral and ended up retiring because of Fat Leonard.
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