In this interview, Doug Barker talks about his Cold War naval experiences. He attended the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, attended submarine school and then became an instructor there. He tells many stories about life in the Cold War and on submarines. Many of the stories are related to family life and communications with the ships. He served in the Human Resource Management Center in Washington, DC, and then Dunoon, Scotland. Mr. Barker was a Commander, but was passed over for Captain (twice), which led to his retirement in 1980. He ended his career as an the Executive Officer in the Naval Officers Training Corps and Associate Professor in Naval Science at Iowa State University.