United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

John Thorp

John Thorp is Chief of the Instrumentation & Controls Branch, in the Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, at USNRC.  John joined the NRC in June, 2004, in the Office of Research as a Reliability and Risk Analyst, where he managed the production of a comprehensive PRA report on Dry Cask Storage, subsequently serving in progressively more responsible positions, including Project Manager in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR) with the (then) Division of New Reactor Licensing, followed by assignments as Team Leader-Operating Experience Clearinghouse in the Division of Inspection & Regional Support  and Chief, Operating Experience Branch, until his current assignment began in January 2012.  Prior to joining USNRC, John was employed in the commercial nuclear industry, mainly at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, where he held an SRO license, worked on shift as an SRO/STA, and served in supervisory and management roles in operations, electrical & instrumentation/controls maintenance and Quality Assurance over the course of 22 years.  John is a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a nuclear trained officer who served on active duty as an engineering officer in nuclear powered cruisers, qualifying as a Chief Engineer-Nuclear Surface Ships.  In December 1982 John entered the Navy Reserve and served as an Engineering Duty Officer, retiring in July 2007 as a Captain, after thirty years of combined active and reserve service.  His awards include the Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards) and the Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards).

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