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Sharon H. Smoot

President, Nuclear Operations Group

BWX Technologies, Inc.

Sharon H. Smoot is president of BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. (NOG). In this role, she has full responsibility for NOG’s mission to provide a complete range of nuclear components and services, including the manufacture of nuclear reactor components for U.S. Navy submarines and aircraft carriers and other nuclear and non-nuclear R&D and component production. 

Smoot devoted more than 30 years of her civilian career to the U.S. Navy. She has extensive experience in shipyard nuclear industrial operations. In her final senior executive service assignment as executive director for logistics, maintenance and industrial operations for the Naval Sea Systems Command, Smoot led 10 commanding officers and field activities representing more than 45,000 military and civilian personnel worldwide. She also held positions of increasing responsibility in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Norfolk Naval Shipyard. 

Throughout her career, Smoot earned numerous awards and honors, including the Department of the Navy Civilian Distinguished Service Award, NAVSEA Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Presidential Rank Award. 

She holds a master’s degree in engineering management from Old Dominion University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech.