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Samuel J. Collins ’71

Regional Administrator | Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Northeast Region


  • B.S., Maine Maritime Academy, 1971 (E)
  • Licensed Reactor Shift Test Engineer
  • Licensed Coast Guard Engineer for Steam and Diesel, unlimited horsepower
  • Qualified Incident Investigation Team Leader

Career Highlights:

  • Commissioned as a U.S. Navy Reserve Officer
  • Navy Nuclear Program Engineer, Tenneco Corporation at Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission since 1980 with increasing responsibilities ranging from Senior Resident Inspector to Regional Administrator, both nationally and internationally

Distinguished Service:

  • Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award
  • Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission Meritorious Service Award