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Highly complex and classified nuclear reactors power the Navy’s most formidable vessels. The men and women who operate and maintain those reactors are among the most highly trained Enlisted Sailors in the Navy.
Submarines and aircraft carriers – the most imposing vessels in America’s Navy – rely on nuclear reactors as wells as nuclear technicians, power plant operators and subsystems specialists to keep them running. These highly trained, hands-on professionals perform the complex technical functions that are at the core of sub and carrier capabilities.
This involves everything from operating nuclear propulsion plant machinery to controlling auxiliary equipment that supports Naval reactors to maintaining the electronic equipment used to send and receive messages, detect enemy planes and ships and determine target distance.