Star Magazine

The Star is our magazine showing all the great work our employees are doing at the Pantex and Y-12 sites.


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Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC operates the Pantex Plant and Y-12 National Security Complex in support of the National Nuclear Security Administration. CNS comprises member companies Bechtel National, Inc.; Lockheed Martin Services, Inc.; Orbital ATK, Inc.; and SOC LLC, with Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. as a teaming subcontractor.

CNS has adopted three foundational strategic goals to deliver on its mission
with unrivaled excellence and value:
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To achieve these goals, CNS is dedicating a senior team of managers from its member companies who bring extensive experience to meet the challenges and opportunities of leading two world-class facilities with one vision.


James Haynes
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jim Haynes is president and chief executive officer of Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, which is responsible for the management and operation of the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. A Bechtel executive, Haynes has more than 34 years of leadership and business management experience in the U.S. and abroad. His two careers—in the U.S. Marine Corps and with Bechtel—have a consistent theme of performance excellence in managing large organizations where safety and security are central.


Haynes joined Y-12 in 2011 and served for three years as deputy general manager, with responsibility for programs, capital projects, transformation, engineering and development of a strong nuclear safety culture. As president of the Latin American region for Bechtel from 2009 to 2011, Haynes consolidated operations, support functions and facilities to improve performance. He managed multiple geographically separated multi-billion-dollar infrastructure programs in some of the world’s most remote, high-risk sites. Haynes and his team managed sole-source contracts valued at hundreds of millions of dollars and increased the workforce by 200 percent. Under his leadership, Bechtel was named one of the “35 Best Companies to Work For” in Chile in 2011 by the Great Place to Work Institute.


Haynes also served as president of one of Bechtel’s five global business units where he led a workforce of nearly 20,000, prioritizing safety while managing heavy construction at remote foreign sites that lacked strong safety cultures. His results included improved safety, quality, customer satisfaction, employee morale and total earned revenue. In previous roles, Haynes led a team that helped transform the performance of London’s “Tube,” a rail system that carries nearly a billion passengers per year. He also led Bechtel’s efforts to uncover inefficiencies and introduce innovative solutions as the corporate manager of Six Sigma. He implemented Six Sigma globally, enabling the company to validate nearly $200 million in savings in 2002. His service to America began in 1980 as a Special Operations and Infantry Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. His nearly 10 years in the Corps were spent as a leader of expeditionary and special operations units.


Haynes holds a B.S. in engineering and political science from the U.S. Naval Academy, an M.S. in public administration from Troy State University Europe and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Morgan Smith
Chief Operating Officer
Morgan Smith serves as the chief operating officer of Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC and also is responsible for the management and operations of the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He has more than 36 years of technical and managerial leadership experience within the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. He performed significant roles in planning and implementing the consolidation of the Bettis and Knolls Laboratories into a single organization and, in 2014, applied that experience to initiate the consolidation of Pantex and Y-12 under one U.S. Department of Energy contract.


As general manager of Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory from 2009 through June of 2014, Smith had direct management of that laboratory and co-managed the Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation in partnership with the general manager of the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. He and his co-manager led approximately 7,000 employees—who performed nearly $2 billion of work annually at five sites for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program—under a joint contract with DOE and the Navy. Smith also served as president of Bechtel Bettis, Inc., and as general manager of Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. He managed contracts with DOE and the Navy that had combined revenues of more than $600 million and approximately 3,500 employees at three main sites and eight major field offices. He also managed and oversaw resources for new reactor and propulsion plant design, component design and testing, materials development and testing, technical support for procurement of all Navy reactor cores, placement of spent fuel into dry storage, and new ship construction and operating fleet support.


As president and general manager of Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc., Smith managed approximately 900 employees at multiple sites with an annual operating budget of $110 million and annual subcontracts averaging approximately $600 million. Smith has hands-on technical and operational experience in high-hazard manufacturing facilities with a technical background that includes design; development; and fabrication of reactor control drive mechanisms, steam generators and refueling equipment.


Smith holds a B.S. in civil engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and has completed various project management and leadership development programs with Westinghouse, Bechtel and the University of Michigan.

Bill Tindal
Y-12 Site Manager

Brian Reilly
Vice President and Project Director

Darrell Graddy
Vice President, Mission Support

Dave Beck
Vice President, Program Integration

James Nobles, Jr.
Director, Internal Audit, Ethics and Employee Concerns

Jason Hatfield
Chief of Staff

Ken Freeman
Vice President, Safeguards, Security and Emergency Services

Kenneth Brown
General Counsel

Linda Bauer
Vice President, Transformation

Michael Beck
Vice President, Mission Engineering

Michelle Reichert
Pantex Site Manager

Paul Wasilko
Program Manager, Safety Culture

Rick Glass
Vice President, Mission Assurance


At CNS, we recognize that excellent employees are absolutely critical for mission success. Not only do we recruit the best, we continue to invest in our people to deliver unparalleled support to the NNSA and our country.

In support of one of our foundational strategic goals—investing in people—we offer paid leave, long-term care insurance, flexible spending plans, retirement plans and opportunities for continuing education.


Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity

We are committed to having a diverse workforce of highly skilled, motivated individuals dedicated to accomplishing our mission. Our workforce must be based on the highest standards of ethical behavior and devoid of any form of discrimination prohibited by law.

If you are ready to put your experience and expertise to work in developing cutting-edge technology and keeping our nation free and safe, check out the opportunities at our two sites:

Verification of Employment: 865.574.4424

Pantex Careers

Amarillo, Texas; 806.477. 7177

Y-12 Careers

Oak Ridge, Tennessee; 865.576.1377 or


Contact Us

CNS is committed to communicating with employees and the community. Please check below for an appropriate point of contact.

Media Inquiries

Pantex: Steve Myers, 806.477.6032 or
Y-12: Ellen Boatner, 865.576.2279 or