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Katy, Texas Sailor Serves at Submarine Group 7 in Japan – DVIDS


YOKOSUKA, Japan – As Houston Navy Week continues again dwelling in Texas, a Katy-native and 2015 James E. Taylor Excessive College graduate is at present serving within the Navy and stationed in Yokosuka, Japan as a part of Commander, Submarine Group 7 (CSG 7).

Electronics Technician (Navigation) 2nd Class Christopher Bauer joined the Navy in 2015 after highschool and started his Navy journey with specialised colleges at Naval Submarine Base New London. Subsequent, he was assigned to Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761), which modified homeports from Kittery, Maine to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Following his time aboard Springfield, Bauer obtained orders to Japan, to function a part of the group at CSG 7, the place he reported for responsibility December 2020.

As an Electronics Technician (Navigation) (ETV), Bauer is chargeable for sustaining all digital tools utilized in navigating submarines. His workload might embrace sustaining, repairing, calibrating, tuning and adjusting navigation tools, to incorporate radar, gyrocompass, inertial navigation and world positioning techniques. ETVs should keep correct navigation knowledge, and develop and execute navigation plans for the submarines to make use of for secure navigation.

“I joined the Navy to see the world and achieve management expertise in difficult environments,” stated Bauer. “I take pleasure in being stationed in Japan and experiencing the tradition together with touring the nation and seeing the points of interest.”

Bauer credit James E. Taylor coaches and mentors with educating him the significance of resilience and persistence.

“I had nice coaches, mentors and academics in football and wrestling that I’ll always remember,” stated Bauer.

This perseverance helped Bauer later in his Navy profession, as he was in a position to make very important repairs to Springfield, which helped the submarine full a shipyard upkeep interval. Bauer would later be awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal for the work he carried out on the essential piece of equipment.

Bauer is happy with his time within the Navy, his accomplishments, and the folks he works with every single day.

“Serving within the Navy means unmatchable camaraderie and bonds you make with all totally different folks, of all totally different backgrounds, with the widespread aim to serve and shield our fellow shipmates and fellow People,” he stated.

Submarine Group 7 is chargeable for coordinating a various fleet of submarines, floor ships and plane deployed to the Western Pacific and the Center East; two forward-deployed submarine tenders and 5 assault submarines homeported in Guam; Submarine Squadron 21 in Bahrain; 5 ocean surveillance ships when tasked for theater anti-submarine warfare operations, and two oceanographic survey vessels. Underneath CSG 7 are two activity forces: CTF 74 and CTF 54, which offer theater anti-submarine warfare help from the Purple Sea to the Worldwide Date Line.

For extra information from Commander, Submarine Group 7, go to www.csp.navy.mil/csg7/.

Date Taken: 10.30.2022
Date Posted: 10.29.2022 22:25
Story ID: 432274
Hometown: KATY, TX, US

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