PEARL HARBOR—A 2007 Wilson Academy High School graduate and Pittsburgh, Pa. native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard one of the world’s most advanced nuclear-powered fast attack submarines, USS Cheyenne.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Brady is an electronics technician, navigation serving aboard the Pearl Harbor-based submarine, one of 40 Los Angeles-class submarines making it the backbone of the submarine force.
A Navy electronics technician, navigation is responsible for the safe navigation of the ship.
“I like being the guy who does the navigating,” said Brady. “You have to pay close attention to all the navigation aids, the charts, and make sure you never bottom out.”
With a crew of 130, this submarine is 360 feet long and weighs approximately 6,900 tons. A nuclear-powered propulsion system helps push the submarine through the water at more than 25 mph.