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Robert Louis Smith

Robert Louis Smith, American aerospace manufacturing company executive. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Association of the United States Army, Navy League.

Background

  • Smith, Robert Louis was born on July 8, 1932 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of Robert Aaron and Madolyn (Silver) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, California Institute of Technology, 1954. Master of Science, California Institute of Technology, 1955.

    Career

    • Member staff Propulsion Research Corporation, Santa Monica, California, 1955-1958, TRW, El Segundo, 1958-1962. Director advanced systems Aerospace Corporation, San Bernardino, 1962-1971, group director strategic systems El Segundo, 1971-1975. Member senior staff National Security Council, Washington, 1975-1977.

      Assistant to president Aerospace Corporation, 1977. Director system engineering General Dynamics, Pomona (California) Division, 1977-1982, director Research and Development, 1982-1985, vice president business development, since 1985. Vice chairman advisory board Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, since 1989.

      Consultant Defense Science Board, Washington, since 1989, Naval Research Advisory Committee, Washington, 1986-1988, Naval Studies Board, Washington, 1983-1985.

    Membership

    Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Association of the United States Army, Navy League.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, camping, art, sports.

    Connections

    • Married Suzan Zugsmith, December 18, 1954. Children: Robert Craig, Brian Douglas, Blake Aaron, Jennifer Suzan.
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    • 1954
      California Institute of Technology
    • 1955
      California Institute of Technology
    • 1955 - 1958
      Member, staff Propulsion Research Corporation
      Santa Monica, California, United States
    • 1958 - 1962
      Member, staff Propulsion Research Corporation
      El Segundo, California, United States
    • 1962 - 1971
      director, advanced systems Aerospace Corporation
      San Bernardino, California, United States
    • 1975 - 1977
      member, senior staff National Security Council
      Washington, United States
    • 1977
      assistant, to president Aerospace Corporation
    • 1977 - 1982
      director, system engineering General Dynamics
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