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--> Appendix B Biographical Sketches of Committee Members Brig Gen Albert J. Kaehn, Jr., USAF (retired), Chairman, is currently a consultant for management, business-development, and weather-system matters. He recently retired from Harris Corporation, where he was a director of business development and advanced programs. Previously, he completed 30 years of service with the U.S. Air Force in 1982, retiring as Commander of the Air Weather Service, where he was responsible for worldwide weather and space environmental support to the Air Force, U.S. Army, and designated defense agencies. Earlier in his career, he also commanded a squadron in Southeast Asia, served as the military assistant for environmental sciences in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and commanded a weather wing supporting the Strategic Air Command. Brig Gen Kaehn is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, having served as its president in 1987. Dr. John A. Dutton, Vice Chairman, is Professor of Meteorology and Dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University. He is also president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Foundation. Dr. Dutton was a member of the NASA Space and Earth Sciences Advisory Committee and the Earth System Sciences Committee. He serves on several committees of the National Research Council. Dr. Dutton holds three degrees in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin and served as an officer in the Air Weather Service of the U.S. Air Force. He is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the author of two textbooks in atmospheric science and a variety of articles on the dynamics of atmospheric motion. Dr. Dutton is an active general aviation pilot with multiengine and instrument ratings. Col Grant C. Aufderhaar, USAF (retired), Research and Development Panel Leader, is currently a Senior Engineer for the Aerospace Corporation, a non-profit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center. He is the former Assistant for Environmental Sciences in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he had oversight of environmental programs within the Department of Defense (DoD) and represented the DoD in interagency fora on environmental matters. He had responsible positions at the Pentagon with the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and he was Chief Meteorologist to the Air Force's Aeronautical Systems Center, where he was responsible for environmental input to the research, development, test, and acquisition of Air Force aircraft programs. Maj Gen William W. Hoover, USAF (retired), Operations Panel Leader, is currently a consultant for aviation, defense, and energy matters. He is the former Executive Vice President of the Air Transport Association, where he represented the interests of major U.S. airlines, particularly with regard to technical and safety issues. He previously served as the Assistant Secretary, Defense Programs, U.S. Department of Energy, where he was responsible for the U.S. nuclear weapons program. Within the Air Force, he had responsible positions at the Pentagon with the Secretary of the Air Force and North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He also commanded a combat wing and flew as a fighter pilot in Vietnam. Dr. Sue Ann Bowling has worked with the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska for 25 years. Dr. Bowling currently serves as an assistant professor, and she is involved in the study of local meteorological variations, climatological change, the Alaskan climate, and paleoclimatology. She has also participated in studies at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Dr. George P. Cressman served as the director of the National Weather Service during 1965–1979. Previously, he served as a director of the National Meteorological Center, a director of the Navy-Air Force Numerical Weather Prediction Unit, and a commissioned officer in the United States Army. Dr. Cressman is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.
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--> Mr. Wilfred A. "Bill" Jackson spent 26 years in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer and rated Army aviator. Mr. Jackson was subsequently employed by the BDM Corporation and the MITRE Corporation in the areas of training and airborne communications. He later served as the Director of Operations at the Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Mr. Jackson was instrumental in the design, installation, and operation of the first computer controlled security access system at an airport. Following his airport tenure, he joined the staff of the Airports Council International-North America as the Director of Security and Environmental Affairs. Currently he is an assistant professor at the University of North Dakota Center for Aerospace Sciences where he teaches aviation management. He is also involved in several areas of research, focusing on airport management and operating issues. He is an accredited airport executive with the American Association of Airport Executives. Mr. Jackson has served on several boards and committees, including the Executive Board of the National Aerospace Foreign Object Debris/Damage Conference, the Aviation Security Advisory Committee, the Advisory Panel of the Office of Technology Assessment, and several committees of the National Research Council. Mr. Carl R. Knable is currently Manager of Meteorology for United Airlines, a position he has held since 1976. He has been active in the field of aviation meteorology for his entire career: 27 years with United Airlines and 4 years as a U.S. Air Force weather officer supporting Strategic Air Command operations. He has served several terms as chairman of the Air Transport Association Meteorology Committee, which represents the weather interests of the major U.S. airlines. Mr. Peter R. Leavitt, a certified consulting meteorologist, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Weather Services Corporation. As a founder and past President of WSI Corporation, he was responsible for the development of one of the first on-line, real-time meteorological databases. As a principal of Weather Services Corporation, he directed the development of WSC's agricultural and commodity services and its international weather services. He is a recognized authority on agricultural weather and its effect on crops. Mr. Leavitt chaired the American Meteorological Society's Committee on Fellows, and he has served on several other committees of the American Meteorological Society, including the Board of Applied Climatology, the Board of Human Resources, and the Board of Admissions. He is a former President of the National Council of Industrial Meteorologists and a Charter Member and former Councilor of the National Weather Association. He has served on the National Research Council's Committee on the Modernization of the National Weather Service and is currently chairman of the National Weather Service's Modernization Transition Committee. Mr. Robert J. Massey is chairman of the Air Line Pilots Association's Aviation Weather Committee. He has over 15 years of commercial aviation experience (both domestic and international), and 20 years of military transport flight operations. He has participated in several accident investigations by the National Transportation Safety Board on behalf of the Air Line Pilots Association, and he organized and co-chaired the first joint civilian/military conference on weather training for professional pilots. Mr. Paul K. Rosenwald, a principal engineer for NYMA, Inc., currently provides technical and engineering support for the development of automated surface observation systems. He has extensive experience in the design and development of communications, flight service, and weather detection systems for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). During his 35-year career with the FAA, he served as both program manager and branch manager in the Air Traffic Plans and Requirements Service. He is a former air traffic controller and a certified weather briefer and weather observer. Dr. Wayne R. Sand owns an aviation weather consulting business based in Boulder, Colorado. He has been an active pilot since 1959 and is currently a general aviation aircraft owner, using his aircraft in his business. He is a former Navy pilot with experience flying combat jet aircraft from carriers in Vietnam and the Mediterranean. He has extensive flight experience as both a pilot and scientist, using weather-research aircraft to make detailed atmospheric measurements in all types of weather throughout the United States. He has also managed corporate flight departments that have transported personnel throughout the United States. Prior to starting his own business, he was Deputy Director of the Research Applications Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. His division was active in the development of aviation weather technology for the FAA. Dr. David N. Schramm is the Louis Block Professor in the Physical Sciences at the University of Chicago. He is a theoretical astrophysicist, with over 300 scientific publications, and the recipient of numerous professional awards. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Science, and he is currently the chairman of the National Research Council's Board on Physics and Astronomy. He is also on the Board of Overseers of the Fermi National Accelerator Lab, is Chairman of the Board of the Aspen Center for
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--> Physics, and consults at Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories. He is an active general aviation pilot with an airline transport pilot rating and operates a twin turboprop aircraft under the name of Big Bang Aviation, Inc. Mr. Paul H. Smith is the Senior Manager of Air Traffic Services for the National Business Aircraft Association. In this capacity, he deals with corporate and business aviation issues in the areas of airspace management, air traffic management, aviation weather, aircraft accident investigations, and aviation training. Mr. Smith is a dualrated airline transport pilot and holds a certified instructor certificate with gold seal, a senior air traffic rating, and an advanced ground instructor rating. Previously, Mr. Smith worked as a military air traffic control tower chief, flight standardization and training officer, and aviation safety engineer. He serves on several University Aviation Safety Advisory Boards and is a past chairman of the Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee. His aviation industry experience spans 32 years and has focused on safety, training, and excellence in the aviation environment. Mr. Thomas H. Wardleigh is Chairman oft he Board of Directors of the Alaska Aviation Safety Foundation, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to preventing aviation accidents. He is an airline transport pilot with 31,000 hours in civilian airplanes, including extensive multiengine, seaplane, and ski-flying experience in the Arctic. Mr. Wardleigh retired after 35 years of federal service as a pilot with the U.S. Department of Interior and the FAA. He contributed to the initial establishment of many instrument airways and terminal approach procedures in Alaska. The FAA awarded Mr. Wardleigh the Charles Taylor Award for 50 years of continuous service as a certified aviation and powerplant mechanic, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association honored him with the Lawrence P. Sharples award for leadership in civilian aviation safety. He is an active flight instructor, mechanic, and aviation consultant.
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