Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. McDonough has graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Officer 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 officer 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 officer aboard a nuclear-powered submarine.
McDonough is the son of Timothy McDonough of Defiance and Dawn Rigelman of Montpelier. His wife, Erin, is the daughter of Penny Duer of Latty.
He is a 2005 graduate of Defiance High School.