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 / May 26, 2022

Energy Reliability vs. Climate Heroics

Reliable and affordable energy is a goal every bit as noble — and far more likely to succeed — than a Paris Climate Accord.

Jack DeVine / May 19, 2022

The Real Three Mile Island Story

Public opinion about nuclear power should be based on fact, not made-for-TV contrived drama.

Jack DeVine / May 13, 2022

The Roe v. Wade Firefight

The Court’s likely reversal of Roe v. Wade is sound, sensible, and long overdue; and no, it will not cause the end of the world as we know it.

Jack DeVine / May 5, 2022

Mask Mania Dies Hard

Mandated public masking did more harm than good.

Jack DeVine / April 28, 2022

Professor Obama Lectures About Disinformation

The last thing we need is some arm of the U.S. government deciding what is disinformation and what is not.

Jack DeVine / April 21, 2022

Things That Make No Sense

We can’t build sound public policy on make-believe foundations.

Jack DeVine / April 14, 2022

Leave the Kids Out of It

Radical progressive dogma has no place in early childhood education.

Jack DeVine / April 7, 2022

Getting Beyond Election 2020

Many are still fighting the battle, but what about looking for ways to move forward?

Jack DeVine / March 31, 2022

Barbarians at the Gate — With Nukes

It’s time to confront the situation as it really is — a bully with nuclear weapons, quite certain no one will stand in his way.

Jack DeVine / March 24, 2022

Stop the Ukraine Bleeding

The greatest risk to all is a nuclear-armed war criminal, acting with impunity because he is confident that no one will stand up to him.

Jack DeVine / March 17, 2022

Reality Barges In

The carnage in Ukraine, right in front of us, should push aside partisan bickering.

Jack DeVine / March 7, 2022

World Policeman? Or Responsible Citizen?

Our nation must not be an impotent witness to the carnage in Ukraine.

Jack DeVine / March 3, 2022

The Ukraine Stakes Get Higher

When and how should we engage more forcefully to preempt further escalation — potentially including nuclear weapons — by Russia?

Jack DeVine / February 25, 2022

Confronting Our Global Adversaries: Three Key Issues

With Russia on the attack and China right behind, we must keep laser focus on three critical areas.

Jack DeVine / February 24, 2022

Word Salad

Words have meaning; they should be used to shed light and convey truth, not to elicit a desired reaction.

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