Potsdam native graduates from the Navy's Nuclear Power School
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 9:01 am

Jared J. Richards of Potsdam has graduated from the Navy's Nuclear Power School.

Richards, a petty officer third class, graduated from the training program at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command after a six-month course in science and engineering.

The course covers the design, operation and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants.

Graduates next undergo instruction at a prototype training unit before serving as a surface warfare officer aboard a nuclear-powered surface ship or as an electronics technician aboard a nuclear-powered submarine.

Richards is the son of Gwen Richards of Potsdam.

He is a 2007 graduate of Parishville-Hopkinton Central School. He also earned an associate’s degree in 2009 and 2011 from SUNY Canton.