Mr. McCoppin joined the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in 2006 as an Emergency Preparedness Specialist in the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response for which he led the hostile-action based drill initiative. Since joining the NRC, he has held positions of increasing responsibility including, Senior Project Manager in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation; Chief of the Planning and Scheduling Branch, Chief of the Radiation Protection and Accident Consequences Branch, and Chief of the Licensing Branch 2, in the Office of New Reactors where he led the completion of the APR1400 design certification review and issued the standard design approval in 42-months, as scheduled. Mr. McCoppin currently serves as the regional support Executive Technical Assistant, in the Office of the Executive Director for Operations.
Prior to joining the NRC, Mr. McCoppin was a nuclear operator in the U.S. Navy submarine force and worked in the commercial nuclear power industry for 10 years, which included assignments in power plant operations, project management, and Health Physics management. Mr. McCoppin has an associate of science in nuclear science technology, a bachelor of science in nuclear engineering technology, and a master of business administration (MBA). He is also a certified project management professional (PMP).
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