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Cody McClanahanCody McClanahan, a student in the Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology program, is a member of the U.S. Navy m. He is a nuclear machinist mate in the Navy’s nuclear power program, having served nine years in the U.S. Navy aboard nuclear submarines. McClanahan is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the reactor’s mechanical systems, and works as a nuclear coordinator to find the next generation of young Americans for the nuclear power program.

McClanahan believes that raising awareness about nuclear power and a career in engineering and operations is a vital aspect toward a nuclear resurgence in the U.S. His position in the Navy has allowed him to help raise awareness through the mentorship of high school and college students.

McClanahan is completing his capstone course for a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology, and looks forward to starting his MBA in the spring.

Vice President

Frank PulcianoFrank Pulciano began his nuclear career in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear engineering laboratory technician. While serving aboard the USS Providence, he earned his submarine warfare insignia device and qualified as a lead engineering laboratory technician and engine room supervisor. While onboard the Providence, Pulciano served as the Reactor Laboratory’s work center supervisor and quality assurance planner.

Pulciano is finishing his naval service at the Naval Submarine Support Facility in New London, Conn. There, he provides project management, planning, engineering support, training, radiological control, and oversight services to accomplish nuclear maintenance, modernization, testing, and repairs in support of operational submarines, and nuclear support facilities.

Pulciano is finishing his studies to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology.

Faculty Advisor

Michael JohnsonMichael 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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Student Chapter Webinars

Join fellow students, industry professionals, and faculty in our quarterly ANS chapter webinars. You'll get timely nuclear industry information, enjoy the opportunity to meet and network with fellow students and professionals in the nuclear field, and get (and share) career building insights.