Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Cheating Scandal at Naval Nuclear Power School

U.S. Nuclear Submarine

(Washington, D.C.) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert has pledged to take quick action to investigate and correct an alleged cheating scandal among US Naval Nuclear Program Operators.
About 30 of 150 watch-standers at the Navy’s Charleston Nuclear Power Training Unit in South Carolina are being investigated for alleged cheating on a written qualification exam, the chief of naval operations said today.[…]

The propulsion exam allegedly was shared among some senior enlisted operators of nuclear power plants. Both Greenert and Navy Adm. John M. Richardson, the director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, stressed that this incident does not touch on nuclear weapons.

“To say that I’m disappointed would be an understatement,” Greenert, the Navy’s top officer, said. “Whenever I hear about integrity issues, it’s disruptive to our units’ success and it’s definitely contrary to all of our core values -- our Navy core values. And it affects the very basis of our ethos.”
The alleged cheating involved written qualification exams for one watch station. Presumably, someone got hold of an answer sheet and passed it around.

1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

You missed the rest of it from about a month or two ago.

Missile sites in the US had doors left open, drug problems by the operators, etc. etc.

This is not Nuke Sub stuff!

Cheating inquiry finds 'systemic problems' in US nuclear force

Los Angeles Times-Jan 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — Nearly half of the officers responsible for maintaining and operating nuclear-armed missiles at a Montana base have been ...,0,3377971.story#axzz2sZ285IZC


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