United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Craig Welling

Craig Welling serves as Chief of Nuclear Safety within the Office of Nuclear Energy of the Department of Energy.  He previously served as Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation and as Deputy Director for Advanced Reactors.

He served for over 28 years on active duty in United States Navy and commanded two nuclear submarines including the Trident nuclear submarine, USS OHIO, before retiring with the rank of Captain, U.S. Navy.  He also served in senior management positions at two commercial nuclear reactor sites prior to joining the Department of Energy.

Captain Welling graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and holds advanced degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the National War College.
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