Commander David A. Olivier

Host Researcher: Marine Engineer

The combination of the technology, responsibility and challenge of doing something unique were what made Commander David A. Olivier, the Officer in Charge aboard the U.S. Navy nuclear-powered submarine NR-1, chose naval nuclear propulsion and submarines as his career. Olivier has spent more than 3,000 hours conducting direct observation and study of the ocean environment from the NR-1. He uses everything from underwater imaging to Sonar imaging to external environmental sensors to gather and evaluate ocean data.

He is an expert in nuclear and marine engineering. David attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering in 1980. He went on to earn his Masters Degree in Meteorology and Oceanography in 1985 from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.



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