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The Role of a Navy Nuke (03:33)

Petty Officer Alicia Ferrell, a Nuclear Machinist's Mate or "Navy Nuke," discusses her role in the Navy and the training she received for her nuclear energy career.

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Petty Officer Alicia Ferrell, a Nuclear Machinist’s Mate or “Navy Nuke,” discusses her role in the Navy and the training she received for her nuclear energy career. As a “Navy Nuke,” Ferrell works with the nuclear plant that keeps Navy aircraft carriers and submarines running. Being a Navy Nuke does not require a college degree, and training as a Nuke gives you approximately half the credits needed to receive a Bachelor of Science degree through the Navy’s tuition assistance program.

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