About Robert M. Hartranft

19 February 2017 Version

 

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I did my undergraduate work in Engineering Physics at Cornell University. I did my graduate work in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Michigan.  I taught for four years at the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power School in five different courses, of which I partially or fully revised four.  I advanced from newly commissioned Ensign to full Lieutenant   (O-3; called Captain in the other services) in a brisk three years.

I taught Physics and Advanced Algebra at Lewis S. Mills High School, Region 10, CT, and was named Best New Teacher, but returned to Engineering for financial reasons.  

I have worked in or visited 49 states and 35 countries.  I have held Secret, Top Secret, L, and Q-Weapons clearances.  I have been shot at and traveled the former USSR with my own armed KGB “minder”.  I have managed or significantly contributed to some of this nation’s most successful power projects, including Calvert Cliffs (Maryland) and Palo Verde (Arizona).

I have been at Governor’s House, a nursing home in Simsbury CT, for seven years because of spinal stenosis.  I am now serving my fifth term as President of the Residents Council.   I am working on about a dozen projects including Grading, Cosmology, and Pyramids.