United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Scott Morris

Scott A. Morris has served as the Director of the Division of Inspection and Regional Support in the NRC’s Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR) since May 2014.  In this capacity he is responsible for all aspects of the nation’s domestic power reactor oversight process, the reactor operator licensing and training program, the operating experience program, and financial qualification and assurance activities.

Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Morris served as the Deputy Director of the NRC’s Emergency Preparedness and Incident Response Program, including the maintenance and staffing of the agency’s 24/7 Headquarters Operations Center.  He also served as the Deputy Director for Reactor Security in of the NRC’s Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response (NSIR), where he was responsible for new and operating power reactor security-related policy and guidance development, rulemaking, and licensing activities in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.  Mr. Morris has also served as the Reactor Security Branch Chief in NSIR, a Senior Technical Assistant in the NRC’s Office of the Executive Director for Operations, and as a Senior Resident Inspector at both a pressurized water and boiling water reactor facility in NRC Region 1.

Mr. Morris joined the NRC in 1993 after serving 7 years on active duty as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy (Nuclear Submarine program), and 13 additional years in the Navy Reserve.  Mr. Morris earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University in 1986 and is a 2007 graduate of the NRC’s Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program.
Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, May 24, 2016