United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

John Thorp

John Thorp is the Chief of the Operating Experience Branch in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. After joining NRC in June, 2004, Mr. Thorp has held a number of assignments, starting with the Probabilistic Risk Assessment Branch in the Office of Research, followed by assignments in New Reactor Licensing as a Project Manager in the area of infrastructure and guidance development, in NRR as Team Leader-Operating Experience Clearinghouse Team, and now in his current role in the Operating Experience Branch. Prior to his arrival in NRC, Mr. Thorp was employed in the commercial nuclear industry, mainly at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, where he served in a variety of roles, starting as an Operational Safety Analyst, then as a Senior Reactor Operator and Shift Technical Advisor in Operations, and in leadership assignments in Operations, Maintenance, Quality Assurance and Asset Management over the course of 22 years. Mr. Thorp is a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and while on active duty served as a nuclear trained officer in guided missile cruisers. Mr. Thorp transitioned from active duty into the Navy Reserve as an Engineering Duty Officer, retiring from the reserves as a Navy Captain in July, 2007.

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