I'm going off to Dartmouth mid-September to train as a Warfare Officer (Submariner). I didn't choose this (I chose general service) and at first I was slightly apprehensive that I wouldn't like it, but I've come around to the idea now. (I'm also aware that this role isn't set in stone and can change over the course of my training). Anyway, I was looking at the commanding officers of current surface fleet (I was very bored) for an idea of where their career had taken them. It would appear that a small majority of them are actually ex-Submariners. Is this merely a coincidence or are Submariner's careers more readily progressed because there are fewer of them?