The SAOC (Central) executive consists of both elected and appointed positions, each holding office for a term of at least one year. Click on the positions to see who has their hands firmly on the levers of power.
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Currently vacant. Volunteers are encouraged to put their hands up.
SAOC(C) is sad to announce the sudden passing of Peter "Hollywood" Heppleston on Friday, 04 July 2021.
Firmly denying rumours he was the inspiration for the "Jonesy' character in Tom Clancy's Hunt for Red October, Gord Burns qualified submarines in 1979 as a Sonarman and served on all three Oberon boats. Putting his years of experience at ticking wets on the Junior Rates Mess fridge to good use, Gord is the current Vice President of the SAOC (Central). When not gleefully saying "Only the President can authorize that.", Gord is the Senior Technologist for skimmer Underwater Sensors and Handling Equipment at DMSS 7 in NDHQ.
As a former submarine sonarman, UC1, and CHOPS of many years standing, Fred Schatz is ideally suited to be membership director for the SAOC (Central). Fred can hear wheels touching runway whenever a new membership candidate arrives in town, and assumes the Ultra Quiet State to silently track his target. As a long-serving member of the SAOC, Fred is also the newsletter editor and remains eagerly hopeful each month for the chance to yell 'Stop the presses!' to the rest of the executive.
On a submarine there are two groups of people you never want annoy - cooks and pay writers. In a Submariners Association, it is the guy that runs the BBQ. Jerry volunteered for the job of Social Director and we took one look at the pile of raw steaks sitting beside the grill and voted him in unanimously.
Inventor of the well-loved post-entrée delicacy, and rumoured to be the inspiration for "Duff" beer on the Simpsons, Rick joined submarines in 1991 as a Combat Systems Engineer and quickly shot to fame by being the only officer ever banned from the SUBRON One wardroom for two full years. (Feel free to ask him to spin you his "buddy" and "incompetent" dits sometime.) While he served on all three Oberon boats, he only sailed on OJIBWA where, rather ironically, he held the position of Wardroom Bar Manager. When not spending other peoples money as the SAOC (Central) treasurer, Rick is currently the 140KW MG engineer for DNPS 4 in NDHQ.