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Paul Garrett Kaminski

Paul Garrett Kaminski, American former federal agency administrator, investment banker. Decorated Legion of Merit, Distinguished Service Medal Office Secretary Defense, Distinguished Public Service medal,, Medal of Merit in gold Netherlands Ministry Defense; named 2006 National Medal Technology Laureate.

Background

  • Kaminski, Paul Garrett was born on September 16, 1942 in Cleveland. Son of Theodore Albert and Eleanor Marie (Dobranski) Kaminski.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, United States Air Force Academy, 1964. Master of Science in Aerospace and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 1971.

    Career

    • Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1964, advanced through grades to colonel, 1979, special assistant to under secretary of defense Washington, 1977-1981. Director low observables technical Office Deputy Chief Staff for Research and Development, Department Air Force, 1981-1984. Retired, 1984; president, chief operating officer, Technology Strategies & Alliances, Burke, Virginia, 1985-1993, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 1993-1994.

      Under secretary of defense for acquisition and technical Department Defense, Washington, 1994-1997. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Technovation, Inc., since 1997. Senior partner Global Technology Partners LLC, since 1998.

      Chairman Defense Science Board, Washington, 1993-1994, since 2009. Director, Atlantic Council United States, General Dynamics. Member Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Technical Advisory Group, National Reconnaissance Office Advisory Council.

      Chairman Research and Development. Consultant Office of Secretary Defense/Defense Science Board.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to science journals.

    Membership

    Director Special Olympics, Palos Verdes (California) High School, 1971-1973. Honorary trustee, American Technology Alliances. Fellow: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate).

    Member: National Academy of Engineering, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Gamma Tau, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, tennis, jogging, cross country skiing.

    Connections

    • Married Julia Kent Crafts, October 8, 1966. Children: Laura Denise, Garrett Kent.
    • father: Theodore Albert Kaminski
    • mother: Eleanor Marie (Dobranski) Kaminski
    • spouse: Julia Kent Crafts
    • children: Laura Denise Kaminski
    • Garrett Kent Kaminski
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    Born September 16, 1942
    (age 75)
    Nationality
    • 1964
      United States Air Force Academy
    • 1966
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1966
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1971
      Stanford University
    • 1964
      Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Air Force
    • 1979
      Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Air Force
    • 1981 - 1984
      director, low observables technical Office Deputy Chief Staff for Research and Development
    • 1984
      retired
    • 1985 - 1993
      president
      Burke, Virginia, United States
    • 1994 - 1997
      under secretary, of defense for acquisition and technical Department Defense
      Washington, United States
    • 1997
      chairman, Technovation
    • 1997
      Chief Executive Officer, Technovation
    • 1998
      senior, partner Global Technology Partners Limited Liability Company
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