Pioneer in military use of nuclear power provides insight on facility to be decommissioned
Col. Mark Bowen, commandant of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Defense Nuclear Weapons School, discusses the intricacies of the control panel for the historic, first-of-its-kind, SM-1 nuclear reactor at Fort Belvoir during a site visit Tuesday September 19, 2017. Bowen was one of several military leaders that participated in a site visit with the retired Lt. Gen. Ernest Graves, who oversaw the completion and initial operations of the long-closed facility, to learn more about its history and the military’s history with nuclear power.