I saw this advertisement on the back of The Bent, which is the magazine of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society of which I am member. Is this guy actually a junior officer in the submarine force? I'm inclined to think yes since I know Lieutenant Chris Carter who appears in a video about how great the submarine force is. (Please note that although I'm very satisfied to no longer be in the submarine force, I intend no sarcasm when mentioned how great it is.)
I am a strong supporter of the submarine force recruiting more minorities to help make it better reflect the actual diversity of the United States. I often thought about the subject while teaching Navy ROTC in New York City when I lived in Harlem and then Fort Greene, Brooklyn. It does bring up the point of how nearly every submarine or nuclear specific advertisement, almost always shows a minority submarine officer to show how diverse we are. I then am curious what percentage of minority submarine officers have ended up in an advertisement.