Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua M. Brune, a 2001 graduate of Elmhurst High School, recently graduated from the Navy’s Basic Nuclear Power School with Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit, Goose Creek, Charleston, SC. During the six-month course, Brune received fundamental training in several technical fields related to the nuclear power program. Brune studied basic mathematics and physics for three months in preparation for hands-on training later in the course. In the latter half of the course, Brune spent hours becoming familiar with nuclear reactor theory and operations. With his newly acquired knowledge, Brune is prepared to operate a reactor on a nuclear powered submarine or aircraft carrier, ensuring the availability of propulsion and power.