Executive Officer, NSF Redzikowo
A native of Roseville, California, CDR Nielsen enlisted in the United States Navy in January 1995. Upon completing Basic Training in Great Lakes, Illinois, and the Navy’s Nuclear Power Training Program, he reported onboard USS ALBANY (SSN 753) where he served from 1996-2001. Following that tour, CDR Nielsen served as an instructor at Navy Nuclear Field “A” School in Charleston, South Carolina. In January 2004, CDR Nielsen earned his commission through Officer Candidate School, Pensacola, Florida.