William C. Ostendorff was sworn in as a Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) July 7 to a five-year term ending on June 30, 2016. Ostendorff previously served on the Commission for 15 months, completing a term that ended June 30.
Before joining the NRC, Ostendorff served as the Director of the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy and as Director of the Board on Global Science and Technology at the National Academies.
Ostendorff came to the National Academies after serving as Principal Deputy Administrator at the National Nuclear Security Administration from April 2007 until April 2009. From 2003 to 2007, he was a member of the staff of the House Armed Services Committee.
Ostendorff was an officer in the United States Navy from 1976 until he retired in 2002 in the grade of captain.
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