I don't know anything about the Navy since I'm from an Air Force family. Sorry.
I can say that I wouldn't want to be stuck on a boat when a missle comes sailing at me. Put my rear end in a plane. If someone's good enough to shoot me down, then so be it, I had my chance and liked my odds, but don't stick me on a boat or in a sub where maneuverability is nil.
Sorry to hear about your friend Ryan.
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....