About a week ago the Navy News had an article about a sailor who qualified in submarines in 30 days. In my book this is an astonishing feat given the amount of effort it took just to get a single signature on one system when I earned my Silver Dolphins. It took me two patrols to qualify in submarines on the 641 boat and about a year in the shipyard to requalify on the 731. Now I don't have my original qual card from the USS Simon Bolivar but I did find my qual card from the USS Alabama. I've provided a couple of pages as examples.
Compartments Quals page
One of the systems pages
My 731 qual card looks pretty worn with dog eared pages, tattered edges and stains. I would say it didn't have an easy time in the shipyard. I counted 105 signatures in my 731 qual card with 15 section reviews requiring a walkthrough as well as a final walkthrough. Because I was previously qualified in submarines I wasn't given a qual board but did qualify on a 726 class boat. So my question is, how do you do all that in 30 days?
That's 3 to 4 signatures a day and a section review or walkthrough every 2 days ending in a qual board. Of course we're talking a different class boat, but that's a pretty frantic pace none the less.