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Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 06-15-2018, 09:06 PM
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Posted By scott.henry
Academic Boards at Nuclear Power School

Students that are struggling academically through the Nuke Pipeline, at some point, may go in front of an academic board. For NPS this will typically happen during week 12 following the completion of...
Forum: Powers of Attorney 01-15-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,561
Posted By scott.henry
The sooner the better. Time is money. When I was...

The sooner the better. Time is money. When I was in, I had 10% of my base pay and 10% of my bonuses going to TSP. As far as risk vs. reward, the G fund is the least risky but has the lowest return,...
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 12-28-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,997
Posted By scott.henry
If you become pregnant while you are a student at...

If you become pregnant while you are a student at NFAS/NPS, you will continue training until you give birth. You will then take your maternity leave and be rolled into the class that is at the...
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 10-26-2017, 02:58 PM
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Views: 2,073
Posted By scott.henry
Cliff's Notes on Prototype Training

The final phase of the Nuke Pipeline is Prototype. This is where the rubber meets the road, so to speak. This is where all of the stuff you crammed in your brain at NPS is going to start to make...
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 09-11-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 40,145
Posted By scott.henry
Here's the scoop on what each rate does when they...

Here's the scoop on what each rate does when they actually get to the Fleet. This is mostly from a submarine perspective, but it's similar on the surface.

EM: EM's are responsible for everything...
Forum: Bootcamp 08-14-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,879
Posted By scott.henry
They won't send you home on Day 1, but you have...

They won't send you home on Day 1, but you have to be able to pass the PFA to graduate. You will have several chances to pass. It definitely behooves you to be able to pass before you get there. Just...
Forum: Bootcamp 08-10-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,929
Posted By scott.henry
Be Forrest Gump. Do what exactly you're told...

Be Forrest Gump. Do what exactly you're told (nothing more, nothing less) when you're told to do it. Maintain a low profile. Your goal should be that your RDC can't place your face with the name on...
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 08-10-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,345
Posted By scott.henry
A Nuke School Success Story for parents of Sailors who are struggling (Also for anyone headed to Nuke School having doubts about their ability to make it)

When I was an instructor at NPS, I taught Chemistry, Materials, and Radiological Fundamentals (CMR). If you ask most Sailors who have completed Power School what their least favorite subject was,...
Forum: Submarine (Bubbleheads) 07-11-2017, 08:29 PM
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Views: 6,815
Posted By scott.henry
Tiger Cruise on board USS Nevada (SSBN-733)

This is my uncle's account of his time on board USS Nevada (SSBN-733) during a week long tiger cruise from San Diego, CA to Bangor, WA. This also happened to be my last time ever underway on a...
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 07-11-2017, 03:42 AM
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Views: 2,581
Posted By scott.henry
The "other" Nuke Rating

There is a good bit of information on this forum about the 3 Nuke ratings and what they do, but there is actually a 4th. The job title is Engineering Laboratory Technician (ELT). It is a branch off...
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 07-05-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,108
Posted By scott.henry
Nuke quotas are essentially driven by the ability...

Nuke quotas are essentially driven by the ability of the pipeline to put students through. In recent years, at least one of the prototypes have been down for one reason or another and not able to...
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 07-05-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,391
Posted By scott.henry
The Navy really cracked down on home school...

The Navy really cracked down on home school education credentials in the early 2000's. The crackdown came in the wake of a huge scandal out of NRD Chicago where Recruiters were falsifying credentials...
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 06-29-2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,802
Posted By scott.henry
Here is a link to the current NAVADMIN message...

Here is a link to the current NAVADMIN message regarding bonuses.

http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/reference/messages/Documents/NAVADMINS/NAV2017/NAV17144.txt
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 06-28-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 19,802
Posted By scott.henry
Everyone gets Basic Pay. That is based on pay...

Everyone gets Basic Pay. That is based on pay grade and time in service. Sea pay and sub pay are also based on pay grade but are also determined by your time on sea/sub duty. "Nuke Pay" is officially...
Forum: Submarine (Bubbleheads) 06-28-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,526
Posted By scott.henry
It's been a few years since I was last on a boat...

It's been a few years since I was last on a boat and I know things have changed a bit, but I'll try to shed some light on this topic. It's a pretty broad question.

First, if you smoke, you might...
Forum: Submarine (Bubbleheads) 06-28-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,470
Posted By scott.henry
The crew rotation is only for SSBN/SSGN. Fast...

The crew rotation is only for SSBN/SSGN. Fast boats do not rotate crews. I have been on both types and I will take a fast boat any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Boomers have their perks like a...
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 06-27-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,291
Posted By scott.henry
Engineering Laboratory Technicians (ELT's) are in...

Engineering Laboratory Technicians (ELT's) are in charge of all Reactor and Steam Plant Chemistry as well as Radiological Controls (RADCON) on the ship/submarine. In a nutshell, wherever there is...
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 06-13-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,259
Posted By scott.henry
Speaking from a submarine perspective, there are...

Speaking from a submarine perspective, there are two parallel paths for quals. There are ship's quals (aka getting your Dolphins) and there are your Nuke quals. Time frame varies for the different...
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 06-13-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,996
Posted By scott.henry
I was in a discussion on another forum about...

I was in a discussion on another forum about attrition rates at Nuke School and a thought came to me that falls under the "making it through the pipeline" banner. While there is a fairly high...
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 06-12-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,125
Posted By scott.henry
I know this post is a little old, but for the...

I know this post is a little old, but for the benefit of everyone headed to Charleston soon, I'll bring it back to the forefront. If you don't do anything else while you're there, EAT!!! So many good...
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 06-11-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,853
Posted By scott.henry
Realistically, most Nukes will go to one of the...

Realistically, most Nukes will go to one of the Prototypes for their first Shore Duty just due to the manning requirements at the Prototypes. I was an outlier because I navigated a 20 year career as...
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 06-07-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 40,145
Posted By scott.henry
If you are a US citizen you are eligible for the...

If you are a US citizen you are eligible for the Nuke program. Your clearance might take a little longer to come through than most, but your parents citizenship does not affect your eligibility.
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 06-01-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,295
Posted By scott.henry
Career Advice for First Term Nukes

When I was a baby Nuke considering re-enlisting for the first time (I was fresh out of Prototype and brand new on my first boat), I mentioned it to a crusty old First Class in my division (MM1(SS)...
Forum: NUKE = NUCLEAR POWER FIELD 06-01-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,996
Posted By scott.henry
Helpful Hints (from a former NPS instructor) on Preparing for and Completing Nuke School

I served as an instructor at Nuclear Power School From June 2011 until I retired in November 2014. Here are a few key takeaways from my tour as far as preparing for and making through Nuke School.
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