Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Viveka M. Patterson 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 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 Electronics Technician aboard a nuclear-powered submarine.
Patterson is the daughter of Vivian and Michael Patterson of College Avenue, Poughkeepsie.
She is a 2006 graduate of Poughkeepsie High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in 2010 from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.