Kenneth Monroe Carr

Kenneth M. Carr became Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on July 1, 1989. He has been a member of the Commission since August 14, 1986. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a vice admiral on May 1, 1985, last serving as Deputy and Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief Atlantic Command and the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Mr. Carr enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and served as a crewman on an assault landing craft in the Pacific theater before being selected for an officer candidate program at the University of Louisville in 1944, and being appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy as a member of the class of 1949. In 1950, he entered submarine school in New London, Connecticut, and in 1953 was assigned to the precommissioning detail of the nuclear submarine USS Nautilus (SSN-571). With the exception of a one-year period for nuclear power training, he served as a member of the Nautilus crew until 1960. He later served as Commanding Officer of the nuclear submarine USS Flasher (SSN-613) and the fleet ballistic missile nuclear submarine USS John Adams (SSBN-620).

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