Physicist, Nuclear Engineer
Interests: General Relativity, Gravitation
I graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1977 earning a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy. My major of study was Physics. Upon graduation I entered the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program which included intensive training at the Naval Nuclear Propulsion School in Orlando, Florida, and at Naval Nuclear Prototype Training Unit S1W near Idaho Falls, Idaho. My training and education emphasized operation of the reactor, the reactor coolant system, and the steam plant aboard a nuclear submarine. I served three and a half years as a Division Officer aboard the Nuclear Powered Submarine USS Flasher, SSN-613, a Permit Class stretch hull submarine where I qualified as Engineering Officer of the Watch, Officer of the Deck, and in Submarines. During my tour of duty aboard USS Flasher, I was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. I resigned my Commission at the completion of my obligated service to the United States Navy on June 30, 1982. On July 19, 1982, I began my employment as an Engineer for Southern California Edison at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. In January, 1984, after completing a rigorous training program and passing a comprehensive Nuclear Regulatory Commission Examination, I earned a Senior Reactor Operator?s License on San Onofre Units 2 and 3. In February, 1986, I received my Registration as a Professional Engineer in Nuclear Engineering with the State of California by examination, License Number NU02322. In January, 1993, I received my Registration as a Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering with the State of California by examination, License Number M28662. In December, 2000, I earned a Masters Degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix in San Diego, California. I am currently assigned to the San Onofre Nuclear Training Division as a Training Instructor for Engineering Personnel.