Mr. Hugh Owen
Mr. Eric Bermingham
Dr. Joseph A. Strada
|Dr. Joseph Strada is the General Manager, Electronic Programs Division, National Systems Group, at the Aerospace Corporation in Chantilly, VA. He has a Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering and Mathematics, Naval Postgraduate School Engineer’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and Mathematics, Naval Postgraduate School B.S. in Mathematics, Villanova University.
After graduating from Villanova University with a B.Sc. in Mathematics, in 1967, Dr. Strada was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy and reported for flight training in Pensacola, FL. He was designated a naval aviator in 1968 and went on to operational tours in carrier-based anti-submarine squadrons, deploying with carrier battle groups in the Pacific and Mediterranean Fleets. He deployed with naval forces to the South China Sea during the Vietnam War, and to the Mediterranean during the Yom Kippur War.Dr. Strada was assigned to the Naval Postgraduate School from February 1974 to June 1977, where he completed an M.Sc. Degree, Engineers Degree, and Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering and Mathematics, under the guidance of Dr. Max Platzer. He received the W.R. Church Award for Excellence in Mathematics and the Admiral Moffett Award for Career Potential and Excellence in Aeronautical Engineering. In 1979 he was selected as one of 208 national finalists for NASA’s Mission Specialist Program for the Space Shuttle, and in 1983 was one of 39 national finalists for the White House Fellowship Program.After becoming an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer, Dr. Strada was assigned to acquisition and program management assignments in the Naval Electronics Systems Command, the Naval Air Systems Command, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, and the Office of Naval Research. He served as Joint Test Director for the Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS) Program; Deputy Program Manager of the Navy Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) Program; and Program Manager of the Milstar Joint Terminal Program Office. After serving as Senior Military Advisor to then Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney, he retired from the Pentagon with the rank of Captain in 1993.Dr. Strada joined the Aerospace Corporation in 1993, serving as Principal Director for Low-Earth Orbiting (LEO) Systems in Northern Virginia. In 1998 he became General Manager of the Electronic Programs Division, overseeing all Aerospace technical support to the Signals Intelligence Directorate of the National Reconnaissance Office. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation, and has made presentations at the Center’s international conferences on creation in June, 2001 and October, 2002. He has also spoken to school and parish groups on the theory of evolution in light of modern scientific tools, disciplines and discoveries.Dr. Strada and his wife JoAnne live in Fairfax, VA and have six children and six grandchildren.
Mr. Tim Murnane
Dr. Thomas Seiler
|Dr. Thomas Seiler is a German physicist with a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Munich. He is a development engineer at Robert-Bosch-Corporation since 2004.
Education: Diploma of Physics from the University of Freiburg, PhD in Physics from the Technical University of Munich
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