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Torpedo in the Water (Zoom)
Tuesday, November 22 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | add to Google Calendar
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“Torpedo in the Water!” Edward A. Sierra vividly remembers hearing those terrifying words loudly come across the speakers while submerged aboard a nuclear-powered fast attack submarine in the Mediterranean Sea. Ed joined the United States Navy at age 17, having just graduated from High School in Medford NY. Upon completion of an intense two-year Naval training program, Ed reported to the Electrical Division onboard the U.S.S. Billfish SSN-676. He recalls his journey from Boot Camp in San Diego, through Naval Schools across the country, to his adventure as a Navy Nuclear Power Trained Electrical Operator (Navy Nuke!) serving on the U.S.S. Billfish stationed out of New London, Ct.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Edward A. Sierra began his career in the United States Navy. Upon completion of a two-year training program, Edward reported to the Electrical Division onboard the U.S.S. Billfish SSN-676, which was a nuclear-powered fast attack submarine. He went on to work as a field operator at the Hope Creek Nuclear Power Station in New Jersey, and then as a nuclear reactor operator at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He is the President Elect of the Long Island Chapter of the American Nuclear Society. Edward has earned graduate degrees from New York Institute of Technology, Dowling College, and Marist College.