A court of inquiry, the Navy's highest form of administrative investigation, could result in court-martial recommendations for three USS Greeneville officers:

_ Cmdr. Scott Waddle. A 1981 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he is former executive officer of the USS San Francisco. He received a master's degree in national resource strategy from the National Defense University's Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

_ Lt. Cmdr. Gerald Pfeifer. He is a 1986 graduate of the Naval Academy. His previous assignments include two other nuclear submarines, USS Nevada and USS Batfish. He is former commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Nuclear Propulsion Examination Board.

_ Lt. j.g. Michael Coen. He was commissioned from the Navy ROTC at Florida State University. The Greeneville is his first assignment.

Three Navy admirals will make up the court of inquiry:

_ Vice Adm. John B. Nathman, commander of the Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and former commander of the seven-ship Nimitz Battle Group.

_ Rear Adm. Paul F. Sullivan, director of plans and policy at the U.S. Strategic Command, and former commander of the Navy's Trident submarine fleet based in Washington state.

_ Rear Adm. David M. Stone, commander of Cruiser/Destroyer Group FIVE and the Nimitz Battle Group, and former commander of the Standing Naval Force Mediterranean.