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Conley, Preston D.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Preston D. Conley has graduated from the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C.

Nuclear Power School is a rigorous six-month course that trains officers and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants.

Graduates next undergo additional instruction at a prototype training unit before serving as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard a nuclear-powered surface ship or as an Electronics Technician aboard a nuclear-powered submarine.

Conley is an Electronics Technician assigned to Naval Nuclear Training Command, Joint Base Charleston, Goose Creek. He is the son of Jennifer Shaw of Pierceton and Gene Conley of Wellington, Kan., and is a 2011 graduate of Whitko High School, South Whitley.