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Navy Nuclear Senior Officer Sample Resume

Don Hite
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Otis Orchards, WA 99027
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Senior Management or Engineering Position in the Nuclear Power Field or Related Industries where comprehensive naval nuclear experience can be integrated with proven talents in operations, maintenance, training, and quality assurance.


Navy Nuclear Qualified Captain with twenty-four years of progressive expertise in project management and personnel relations. Possess a proven track record of meeting organizational goals and personal achievements. Have extensive experience in nuclear policy, interdepartmental matters, and environmental compliance. Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Experience includes:

- Project Management
- Nuclear Operations
- Plant Maintenance
- Quality Assurance
- Personnel Administration
- Engineering
- Training


M.S. Business Administration - Northern Idaho State University
M.A. International Relations - Naval Postgraduate School
B.S. Chemical Engineering - Spokane State University

Navy Instructor Training School
Naval Nuclear Power Engineer Certification Course
Nuclear Prototype Training Unit
Naval Nuclear Power School


Project Management:

Directed and supervised the scheduling of all routine training services for the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Coordinated the activities of over 80 scheduling officers from organizations throughout the United States. Redesigned all scheduling protocols in use resulting in a 40% reduction in time required to develop the detailed program for accomplishing several hundred individual events each year.

Personnel Administration:

Directly supervised up to 140 naval service members including officers, chief petty officers, and enlisted personnel. Fostered an intrinsic reward system for all naval personnel that resulted in significant improvements in job satisfaction and performance. Reduced turnover rates in four successive positions of increasing responsibility by 14% to 28% resulting in significant training cost reductions.

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Navy Nuclear Senior Officer Sample Resume

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Home Phone (509) 921-0497
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Nuclear Operations:

As the Commanding Officer of a fast attack submarine, supervised the operation of the nuclear propulsion system, the engineering department, and all weapons systems for over four years. Consistently performed at or above critical operating schedules. Was evaluated by senior management as the most effectively managed ship in a squadron of 12 submarines. Achieved similar results as the Executive Officer and Nuclear Engineer on four other submarines.


Directed three Engineering Departments of up to 70 nuclear and non-nuclear trained personnel. Was responsible for the operation, maintenance, quality assurance, radiological controls, and safety of the nuclear propulsion plant and ship's personnel. Ships under command received the highest grade of "Excellent" during three consecutive Operational Reactor Safeguards Examinations. Was awarded a Navy Achievement Medal for accomplishments related to efficient operations.

Plant Maintenance:

Formulated and managed annual departmental maintenance budgets of over $1,700,000 for the machinery division of a ballistic missile submarine. Supervised the planning, scheduling, and implementation of the preventative maintenance program as well as initiated corrective maintenance actions as required. Coordinated the technical maintenance training and performance evaluations for all machinery division personnel. Reduced maintenance costs by over 14% during a two-year period.


Developed and mentored staff members and junior personnel by stressing teamwork, personal responsibility, pride in accomplishment, and effective communication. Developed curriculum programs and implemented training systems for up to 140 personnel in successive management positions. Enhanced organizational efficiency between 10% and 21% at every level served. Was awarded two Navy Achievement Medals for accomplishments related to training and curriculum development.

Quality Assurance:

Developed an extensive inspection program at the divisional level for quality control of all equipment maintenance. Implemented an extensively upgraded and user-friendly quality assurance program that decreased maintenance planning time by 25% and maintenance rework by over 60%.


American Institute of Chemical Engineers
American Nuclear Society


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