Petty Officer, ETN3 Benjamin Donald Witte, a 2016 graduate of Great Bend High School, graduated from the Naval Nuclear Propulsions Program as an Electronics Technician on Nov. 2, 2018.
Witte attended A school and Nuclear Power School in Goose Creek, S.C. There he studied nuclear physics, electrical power theory, thermodynamics, nuclear theory and the math needed to operate a nuclear power plant. He then transferred to Ballston Spa, N.Y. for six months of hands-on training. Witte completed the program in 18 months and is now stationed on the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77).