Committee and also a member of the Committee to Perform Post-Challenger Assessment of Space Shuttle Flight Rates. Following his retirement from TRW, he served as a member of the Board on Army Science and Technology from 1988 through 1990 and from 1990 to 1992 was a senior member of the NRC’s Strategic Technologies for the Army study.
George was a member of the board of governors and chairman of the aerospace technical council of the Aerospace Industries Association. He was elected a fellow of both the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Astronautical Society. George’s service to his country continued over the years through membership in the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Air Force Association, Association of the U.S. Army, Electronic Industries Association, National Security Industrial Association, Armed Forces Management Association, National Contract Management Association, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Dr. Solomon also maintained an active interest in the academic life of both of his alma maters—the University of Washington and the California Institute of Technology. He was a member of the engineering advisory group at the University of Washington and established the George E. Solomon Prize for Aerospace Engineering at the University of Washington for exceptional student performance. He received a University of Washington Distinguished Alumni Award in 1984. George also was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award from Caltech in 1983.
In January 1959, I left Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to join George’s Aeromechanics Laboratory at STL as head of the Advanced Propulsion Section. For the next 28 years until his retirement from TRW in 1987, it was my good fortune and privilege to carry out my career in organizations under the management of this brilliant scientist and engineer. George was more than a manager; he was a leader of the highest integrity and a gentle man who provided friendship and support to those who worked with him. His encouragement and guidance over all those years energized my efforts on