Lou Cubellis is a Senior Security Specialist assigned to the NRC’s Division of Security Policy, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response. He is primarily responsible for working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), state and local law enforcement agencies, and the nuclear industry to integrate and enhance law enforcement operations at commercial power reactor sites.
Mr. Cubellis has over 20 years of professional security experience, including directing security operations; strategic, operational and tactical-level planning; policy development; resource management; and identifying, creating and implementing change and process improvements. Since joining the NRC in 2005, he participated in over half of the DHS-led Comprehensive Reviews for commercial power reactor sites, developed numerous national-level security policy documents, and created the regulatory framework related to potential aircraft threats at commercial power reactor sites and fuel cycle facilities. He currently leads the NRC’s involvement in two FBI-sponsored integrated response initiatives. Prior to his employment at the NRC, Mr. Cubellis served 12 years in both the commissioned officer and enlisted ranks of the United States Air Force, where he performed numerous leadership roles in a variety of security disciplines, including nuclear weapons protection, airborne tactical response, and special operations.
Mr. Cubellis holds a Master’s Degree in Police Administration from Eastern Kentucky University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Youngstown State University. Additionally, he was selected as a Vice-Presidential Fellow by Michigan State University, where he completed one year of post-graduate study.