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Eight new couriers make the grade, join NNSA’s Office of Secure Transportation

OST's eight new Agent Candidate Training Graduates take the oath of office and are sworn in as Nuclear Materials Courier Federal Agents.

Earlier this month, the Office of Secure Transportation (OST) welcomed eight new Nuclear Material Courier Federal Agents into the fold during a graduation ceremony at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM.

The selection process is rigorous for this vital position, and fewer than 2 percent of all applicants complete it. Their arduous 21-week training cycle included extensive training in firearms, driving, small unit tactics, physical fitness and close quarters battle training at locations across the nation.

NNSA’s Nuclear Material Couriers have an incredible safety record. For more than 40 years – even after driving the equivalent of a trip to Mars and back – OST drivers have had no fatal accidents or release of radioactive material.

The eight graduates are now ready to begin their careers as members of OST’s cadre of quiet professionals, tasked with the essential endeavor of providing the best possible security to our nation’s most sensitive assets, and delivering them safely and securely, each and every time.

Congratulations to our newest Federal agents!

Watch this video about OST. Learn about the office’s storied history.


Office of Training & Resources Manager Michael Flynn speaks to the audience during the ceremony.

Acting Assistant Deputy Administrator for Secure Transportation Kerry Clark was the guest speaker during the Agent Candidate Training Graduation Ceremony held at Kirtland Air Force Base.