United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Robert Caldwell

Mr. Caldwell is currently the Deputy Director for the Division of Engineering and Infrastructure in the Office of New Reactors.  He has been in this position for 4 years and is responsible for providing programmatic leadership and direction for performance of engineering-related safety reviews of applications for design certifications, combined licenses, and new reactor pre-application activities.  Mr. Caldwell joined the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in 1996 as a Resident Inspector at the Farley Nuclear Plant in Alabama and has held progressively responsible positions since then, including Project Engineer in the Operational Experience Branch in the Office Nuclear Reactor Regulation; Technical Assistant in the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response; Chief of the Reactor Security Branch; and Chief of the Fuel Cycle and Transportation Security Branch.

Before joining the NRC, Mr. Caldwell worked at the South Texas Project Electric Generating Station in the areas of Performance Assessments and Quality Assurance.  Prior to this he was a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Navy onboard nuclear-powered guided missile cruisers and served at the Navy's Operational Test and Evaluation Command as the Operational Test Director for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Defense Systems.

Mr. Caldwell received his bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Virginia in 1982, where he was also an NRC Licensed Reactor Operator.

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