Jack DeVine Bio

Jack DeVine is a retired nuclear energy executive. He is a 1965 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a nuclear submarine officer. He is a lifelong reader, an author, and a passionate observer of current events. He writes a weekly op-ed column for print and online distribution and is a regular contributor to The Patriot Post.

In his professional career, Jack led the planning and engineering for the safe multi-year recovery work at Three Mile Island following the nuclear accident there in 1979. He served in senior executive positions, including engineering Vice President at GPU Nuclear, Chief Closure Officer at the Savannah River Site, Senior Vice President and General Manager — US and Latin America Nuclear Operations with WorleyParsons, and Chief Decommissioning Officer at the Sellafield Nuclear site in the United Kingdom. He was cofounder and chairman of Polestar Applied Technology, a successful nuclear consulting firm serving U.S. and international clients.

Jack DeVine / September 27, 2023

A GOP Debate, One Candidate Short

Trump intends to be the GOP standard-bearer in the 2024 election, but he continues to show zero respect for the party he wants to lead.

Jack DeVine / September 20, 2023

Those Vanishing Norms

Whatever happened to the norms of behavior that once guided interaction between our two political parties?

Jack DeVine / September 13, 2023

Does Anyone Really Believe This Nonsense?

Beware political action and public policy based on … well, nothing at all.

Jack DeVine / September 6, 2023

The Truly Existential Threat

The threat of nuclear war is very real; take it seriously, America.

Jack DeVine / August 31, 2023

Presidential Contenders in the Wings

The GOP can put forward the winning slate that our country desperately needs.

Jack DeVine / August 24, 2023

Rethinking Maui

Would any lives had been saved if we’d been greener, sooner?

Jack DeVine / August 17, 2023

The Decline and Fall of American Civility

Our legendary American ability to live in harmony is slipping away, slowly but surely. Don’t let it go!

Jack DeVine / August 10, 2023

Election 2020: The Elephant Still in the Room

Who knew that challenging the completely “fair and transparent” 2020 election would one day be deemed a federal crime?

Jack DeVine / July 27, 2023

Cutting Through the Climate Fog

Mother Nature is in charge — we’re just along for the ride.

Jack DeVine / July 20, 2023

2024 Presidential Election, in Extremis

This is our once-in-four-years chance to right the ship; it’s time to get serious about it.

Jack DeVine / July 13, 2023

Don’t Just ‘Do Something’; Do the Right Thing

Escalating urban violence is a serious problem that deserves serious action; feel-good political posturing just gets in the way.

Jack DeVine / July 6, 2023

SCOTUS Rulings — Why Not 9-0?

Regardless of their political preferences, Supreme Court justices ought to be able to agree on constitutional fundamentals.

Jack DeVine / June 29, 2023

Two Miles Down

Deep ocean exploration is scary business — those watching from the comfort of home might offer admiration before disapproval.

Jack DeVine / June 22, 2023

Are They Just Words?

Pay attention to what’s behind the curtain, not only the distractions in front of it.

Jack DeVine / June 15, 2023

Bananas, Anyone?

The chief victim of the DOJ’s indictment is not Donald Trump; it’s our nation.

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