Welcome back to the our channel for a discussion about what it’s like to live and work inside the most advanced Destroyers in the U.S. Navy. As a Plankowner on the Arleigh Burke, everyone at the time had to be ESWS (Enlited surface warfare qualified). Also, training on board goes beyond your actual job. Firefighting is one of the cross-training duties. Maybe it's just been too long since being on ships, but those Burke class DDG's seem to have tighter passageways than the Knox class FF's I spent a lot of time on. I spent my adult life in ships like this. What this guy has to say is interesting and not necessarily wrong but it ain't what the ship is there for. It is there to own some ocean, and live or die by what they do. Additionally, they can do other things on an optional basis. Went from the USS LaSalle (AGF-3) to the USS Edson (DD-946) an old Forrest Sherman Class Destroyer I immediately knew that underway was going to be a whole another experience fast but cramp and underway when the weather was rough she took it out on the sea but it was an outstanding tour of duty.