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Histories for Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston Spa

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in presenting the MUC to: NNPTC, NPTU BSPA, AND NPTU CHASN for service as set forth in the following CITATION: For meritorious service 1 April 1998 to 31 May 2000. Faced with an unprecedented combination of conditions and diverse challenges, the staffs of NNPTC and the NPTU Ballston Spa and Charleston aggressively pursued efficiency and effectiveness in all aspects of their commands' operations. They trained the largest classes of naval nuclear propulsion operators in more than a decade and balanced student training with other difficult mission related tasks including operating, testing, and maintaining reactor plants; implementing major curriculum revisions; relocating NNPTC from Orlando, Florida to Charleston, South Carolina, without interrupting training; performing the first open-ocean tow of a manned Moored Training Ship containing nuclear fuel; supporting the completion of the American Council on Education review of the entire training pipeline; dedicating tremendous effort to a program-wide "war" on unnecessary attrition; and significantly expanding the use of computer-based training technology. This success allowed the annual requirement of accessions to be lowered by more than 900 nuclear field recruits, providing relief to the Navy's recruiters at a crucial time and helping the Navy meet recruiting goals in 1999. Despite this myriad of difficult circumstances, the naval nuclear propulsion training pipeline provided a peak flow of new Sailors to the Fleet. By their unrelenting determination, perseverance, and steadfast devotion to duty, the officers and enlisted personnel of NNPTC and NPTU Ballston Spa and Charleston reflected great credit upon themselves and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. For the Secretary, J L. JOHNSON Admiral, United States Navy Chief of Naval Operations

Sep 16 2003 01:10:42:000AM

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