Introduction to Naval Nuclear Propulsion

Monday, March 20 at 12:00pm

Fulton Hall, 227
301 W. 14th St., Rolla, MO, 65409

Join Missouri S&T Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science in welcoming our seminar speaker this upcoming Monday 3/20 FC1 Colenan Kirn!

FC1 Colenan Kirn will be talking about "Introduction to Naval Nuclear Propulsion" and we welcome alumni, students, faculty, and staff to join us on Monday at 12:00 PM, Fulton Hall, Room 227! 📚

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The Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP) consists of all military and civilian personnel that oversee the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the nuclear-powered ships and associated facilities that support the U.S. nuclear-powered naval fleet. Since the program’s inception in 1955 with the creation of the U.S. Navy’s first nuclear- powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, the Navy has overseen over 550 operational reactors and maintained an accident-free record. Currently, the Navy has over 100 reactors in operation spread out amongst submarines, aircraft carriers, and multiple land-based prototypes. NNPP has a variety of job opportunities for those who are interested in the operational application of nuclear technology. Our Fleet positions allow interested college graduates to serve on either submarines or aircraft carriers, receiving nuclear engineering experience as well as invaluable leadership experience. Support positions available include Instructor positions that allow applicants to learn the theory behind nuclear power and to gain operational experience working with our prototype reactors, as well as Naval Reactors Engineer positions that work closely with our civilian counterparts on design, construction, operation, maintenance, and overall oversight of the program.

Bio: FC1 Colenan Kirn is a Fire Controlman currently stationed in Rolla, MO as a Naval Nuclear Officer Representative. FC1 Kirn enlisted out of Cape Girardeau, MO and reported to Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, IL in 2011. Following basic and advanced technical training FC1 Kirn reported to the USS Halsey (DDG 97) out of Honolulu, HI. While there he served as the Work Center Supervisor for the Tomahawk Weapon Control System. FC1 Kirn transferred to Commander Task Force 70 onboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) out of Yokosuka, Japan in May of 2016. There he served as the Tomahawk Strike Coordinator for 7th Fleet. FC1 Kirn then transferred to Navy Recruiting Command in January 2020 located out of Rolla, MO where he oversees and conducts officer accessions into the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.


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Meetings, Lectures and Conferences


College of Engineering and Computing, Mining and Nuclear Engineering



Open to Public

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