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As of Thursday, September 3, 2020, Sebastian Brooks, MMN3 (Machinist’s Mates, Nuclear Power), is a fully qualified Nuclear Machinist’s Mate.
Upon completion of a nine week Recruit Training, also known as Boot Camp on January 7, 2019 and in pursuit of a Nuclear Operations role, Sebastian Brooks, fireman (engine and mechanical apprentice) (FN) reported to “A” School for technical training.
The three-month Machinist’s Mate Nuclear course in Charleston, South Carolina, provided a basic knowledge of technical mathematics and understanding of the theory and operation of a steam power plant.
He learned to operate tools, test equipment and system components, read blueprints, practice rigging techniques, and perform maintenance procedures.
Upon completion of “A” School training, Sebastian attended Naval Nuclear Power School in Charleston, South Carolina. Here he learned theory and practical application of nuclear physics and reactor engineering.
The six-month course provided a comprehensive understanding of a pressurized-water Naval nuclear power plant, including reactor core nuclear principles, heat transfer and fluid systems, plant chemistry and materials, mechanical and electrical systems, and radiological control.
Following Naval Nuclear Power School, he began prototype training at a Nuclear Power Training Unit located in Charleston, South Carolina.
This six-month course taught him the fundamentals of a Naval nuclear power plant and the interrelationship of its mechanical, electrical, and reactor subsystems.
Brooks developed oral communications skills, obtained an understanding of nuclear radiation, and gained knowledge of the safe operation of a complex Naval nuclear power plant.
After a brief leave, he will report to the USS George Washington (CVN-73); a United States Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the fourth US Navy ship named after George Washington.
Sebastian Brooks is the son of David and Heather Brooks of Atoka.