President: Abram Norman
Abram is originally from Salem, Oregon. He attended North Salem High School and joined the Navy shortly after graduation. After boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois, he enrolled in the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Charleston, South Carolina. Following training there he transferred to the Nuclear Power Training Unit, South Carolina.
Abe qualified as a Mechanical Operator on the MTS-635 and transferred to the USS NIMITZ CVN-68 stationed in San Diego, CA. He served 4.5 years onboard as a Propulsion Plant Watch Supervisor. His current tour of duty is at the Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston, Spa NY. Abe is a qualified Engineering Watch Supervisor and Engineering Officer of the Watch, and is currently the S8G Machinery Division Leading Chief Petty Officer.
Vice President: Christy Goff
Faculty Advisor: Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson's nuclear career started in the Navy as a nuclear trained machinist mate serving on submarines and instructor duty. He was commissioned as a Naval Officer (Limited Duty Officer) and served as a Naval Reactors representative at Newport News Shipbuilding, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, and the Naval Reactors Facility in Idaho. Michael held positions as the Assistant Radiological Controls and Nuclear Repair Officer on a submarine tender.
Upon his retirement from the Navy, he held leadership positions in the operations and maintenance departments at the Department of Energy nuclear facility in Idaho and in the commercial nuclear industry. He is currently the Faculty Program Director for Energy Management at Excelsior College.
Michael qualified Surface Warfare Officer, Enlisted Submarines, Engineering Officer of the Watch, and Engineering Watch Supervisor while in the Navy. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from NY State Board of Regents External Degree Program (Excelsior College), a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Excelsior College, a Master of Science in Management from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.
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