Pioneer in military use of nuclear power provides insight on facility to be decommissioned
Retired Lt. Gen. Ernest Graves and his wife Nancy Graves discuss his past experiences with the military’s application of nuclear power, including his role in the completion and initial operation of the first-of-its-kind SM-1 nuclear reactor at Fort Belvoir, with personnel from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the US Army Nuclear and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Agency headquarters on Fort Belvoir, Tuesday September 19, 2017. In addition to providing nuclear and countering weapons of mass destruction expertise, USANCA is home to the Army Reactor Office, which issues the permits for the Army’s one operating and three deactivated nuclear reactors.