Kyle Roberts, a 2016 graduate of Northumberland High School, has graduated from The Naval Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes Illinois. Roberts is the son of the late William “Poochie” Brann and Melissa Roberts.
Roberts completed the 10-week basic training course on October 28, 2018.
Roberts will attend a 6-month A technical school for Electricians Mate at Goose Creek ,South Carolina and will be certified as a EMS Fireman EM3.
Once completing technical school, Roberts will attend 12 months of Power School before engaging in 25 weeks of training at Prototype Nuke School.
Nuclear Power School is a technical school located in South Carolina and is operated by the U.S. Navy.
The school’s purpose is to train enlisted sailors, officers, KAPL civilians and Bettis civilians for shipboard nuclear power plant operation and maintenance of surface ships and submarines in the nuclear navy.
Prospective enlisted enrollees in the Nuclear Power Program must have qualifying line scores on the ASVAB exam, may only need to pass the NAPT (nuclear aptitude test) and must undergo a NACLC investigation for attaining a “Secret” security clearance. Additionally, each applicant must pass an interview with the Advanced Programs Coordinator in the associated district.