39th American President
After completing two years of surface ship duty, Carter applied for submarine duty. He served as executive officer, engineering officer, and electronics repair officer on USS K-1 (SSK 1). When Admiral Hyman G. Rickover (then a captain) started his program to create nuclear powered submarines, Carter wanted to join the program and was interviewed and selected by Rickover. The Seawolf-class submarine Jimmy Carter (SSN-23) is named for the 39th President. Read his biography.