After his 20 year retirement as a Chief Petty Officer he went to a Technical School and upon graduation went to work for Civil Services in the Radiac Instrument
Repair Facility where he later was appointed Director of the facility in charge of calibrating the instruments for navy ships and working 20 years for them in San Diego, CA.
Rather than using a chemical-agent monitor or M8 detector paper, the radiological reconnaissance team uses a radiac instrument
. Additionally, the team leader must determine the applicable OEG, turn-back dose (Dtb), and turn-back dose rate (Rtb) for a radiological reconnaissance mission.
The program teaches maintenance, storage, and calibration of radiac instruments
and radioactive material in installation shops and warehouses.