Posted on Oct 8, 2015
PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
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LCDR Rabbah Rona Matlow
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Yup - he threw me out of his office after about 10 seconds because my grades weren't good enough...

And all the stories about him are true...

BTW, his successor, Adm McKee accepted me into the program, and the rest, as they say, is history.
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PO2 Mark Saffell
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Cant have served onboard the USS Enterprise in the 70's without knowing and having seen and met The Father of the Nuc Navy
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
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I heard he was a Pretty Rough Task Master. Not surprised.
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LCDR Rabbah Rona Matlow
LCDR Rabbah Rona Matlow
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They all were, although DeMars was nice to me once...
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CWO2 John Markiewicz
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Sure did, when I was a CWO2 standing watch as Inport OOD on the USS Enterprise, Admiral Rickover snuck aboard the afterbrow where the JOOD was standing his watch. I received a phone call from one of the Master at Arms (MAA) that he had spotted Rickover on the ladder below decks heading for the Reactor Spaces. I ordered the MAA to detain him and bring him to the Quarterdeck and then had the Messenger of the Watch notify the CO & XO of what I had done. They showed up on the Quarterdeck about the same time that the MAA did with Admiral Rickover and commenced chewing on my backside big time. Rickover intervened and said I had done the correct thing and then directed the CO & XO to accompany him to the Reactor Spaces. I never heard any more about it.
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PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
PO1 William "Chip" Nagel
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OMG That sounds like a Nightmare for a young OOD. Looks like you weathered the Experience Pretty Good Tough. LOL!
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CAPT Kevin B.
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There's a good PBS documentary about him on NETFLIX or Amazon; can't remember which. Saw it last month. His demise was as self inflicted tragic as they come but you can't say there was a quicker better way to get the Nuc Navy underway. Like Patton, the right place and time.
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