Jimmy Carter a Glorious Navy Story | 1942

Jimmy Carter Beginning

Jimmy Carter that is James Earl Carter, the 39th president of the United States, grew up in Plains Georgia. Before the first grade he already decided he wanted to join the Navy influenced by his uncle a radio man in the Navy.

Jimmy CarterHe studied hard and in 1942 he received an appointment to the Naval Academy after completing the accelerated wartime program. He graduated on June 5th 1946 with distinction and obtained his commission as an Ensign after completing two years of surface ship Duty.

Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter had a few options open to him, but he chose to apply for the submarine Force. Once he got accepted, he began the six-month course at the U.S Navy submarine School in New London Connecticut. After he completes his training Jimmy Carter is relocated to Pearl Harbor Hawaii where he reports on board the USS Pomfret and a few days later they head out on a simulated War Patrol to the Western Pacific and the Chinese Coast.

The submarine returns to Pearl Harbor, Jimmy Carter is promoted to Lieutenant Junior grade and Pomfret heads to San Diego where the submarine operates along the California coast. On February 1st in 1951 the Navy builds its first new ship since the war and Jimmy Carter is ordered to report as the senior officer for the USS K-1 pre-commissioning detail. In June Jimmy Carter is promoted to Lieutenant and wants to join Captain Rickover’s nuclear sub program he applied for what he considered the finest Navy Billet available to any officer of his rank.

Jimmy Carter in U.S atomic energy commission

Jimmy CarterHe was interviewed by Rickover and is selected for Duty in November with the U.S atomic energy commission and serves on temporary Duty with the naval reactors Branch. A few months later due to a combination of mechanical failure and human error a power surge of up to 90 megawatts caused some fuel rods to melt after rupturing in the NRX research reactor at chalk River Laboratories. The reactor’s core was badly damaged requiring a massive cleanup operation.

Jimmy CarterThis was the first incident of this magnitude and Jimmy Carter was ordered to lead a team of 23 people to assist in the cleanup. When he arrived on the scene there was a duplicate reactor set up on a nearby tennis court where he and his team would practice removing bolts and pieces as quickly as they could once lowered into the damaged reactor. Each person would only have 90 seconds to work due to the extreme radioactivity. The core was shut down rebuilt and put back into operation without further incident. Jimmy Carter prepared to become the engineering officer for the nuclear power plant.

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Being placed in USS Seawolf one of the first submarines to operate on atomic power he assisted in setting up training for the enlisted men and educated them on math physics and reactor technology.

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During this time his father is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and dies shortly after in July 1953.

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After his father’s death Jimmy Carter is burdened with the thought of leaving the Navy to manage the family interest. Jimmy and his wife Rosalind both very much enjoyed the Navy life. Rosalind did not want him to give up a job that can offer a lot of advancement opportunities but he ultimately decides to resign.

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Jimmy Carter Political Career

Jimmy Carter is honorably discharged on October 9, 1953, he remains with the Navy Reserves until the end of 1961, when he transfers to the retired Reserve with the rank of lieutenant.

Jimmy CarterThe value and experience gained in the Navy stayed with him. In 1963 Jimmy Carter started his political career and in 1976 he was elected the 39th commander-in-chief.

Jimmy CarterIn February of 2005 the Navy honored him with the commissioning of SSN 23 the USS Jimmy Carter the third and final Sea wolf class nuclear submarine.

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Jimmy Carter: A Navy Story


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