United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

John Thorp

John Thorp is the Chief of the Instrumentation & Controls engineering branch (EICB), in the Division of Engineering, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR), in the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).  Since joining NRC in June, 2004, John has held a number of increasingly responsible positions, starting with the Office of Research, where he served as a Reliability and Risk Analyst and led a cross-functional team to produce the final draft of the Dry Cask Storage PRA report.  John then served in a number of positions in NRR, first as a Project Manager in New Reactor licensing infrastructure and guidance development, then as Team Leader-Operating Experience Clearinghouse Team and Chief of the Operating Experience Branch.  In January 2012, John began his current assignment in EICB.  Prior to his arrival in NRC, John was employed by Constellation Energy Group, mainly at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, where he served in a variety of roles in his 22 years with the company.   John held an SRO license for over eight years at the plant, and served on shift as an SRO and Shift Technical Advisor.  He went on to serve as Assistant to the Plant General Manager, and in management positions in Nuclear Operations, Electrical & Controls Maintenance, Quality Assurance, and Asset Management.

John is a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a nuclear trained Surface Warfare Officer in two different nuclear powered guided missile cruisers, qualifying as Chief Engineer--nuclear surface ships.  On leaving active duty, John served as a Naval Reserve Engineering Duty Officer, completing two Executive Officer and three Commanding Officer assignments.  He retired from the Navy reserve as a Captain in July 2007.

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