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Walter Telesetsky

Walter Telesetsky, American federal agency administrator. Recipient Silver medal Department Commerce, 1975, Gold medal Department Commerce, 1998. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, American Society Mechanical Engineers, Marine Technology Society.

Background

  • Telesetsky, Walter was born on January 22, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Keril and Nellie (Krelka) Telesetsky.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University, 1960. Master of Business Administration, University Chicago, 1961. Postgrad., Harvard University, 1977.

    Career

    • Engineer trainee Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, 1956-1959. Research assistant Microtech Research Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1959-1960. Engineer Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, 1960-1961.

      Member technical staff The Mitre Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts, 1962-1968. Senior member technical staff Data Dynamics, Inc., Washington, 1969. Physical scientist National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Rockville, Maryland, 1970-1971, United States Gate Project coordinator, 1972-1974, director United States Global Weather Experiment Project Office, 1974, director Program Integration Office, 1975-1977, director Programs and Technology Development Office, 1977-1979, director Programs and International Activities Office, 1979-1981.

      Deputy associate director for technical services, chief AFOS operations div. National Weather Service, Silver Spring, 1981-1986, director Office of Systems Operations, 1986-2000, director Office Operational Systems, 2000—2002. Liaison to National Academy of Sciences committees on atmospheric science, geophysics studies and international environmental programs, 1975-1981.

      United States coordinator United States/Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources, 1980-1988. Chairman United States-Japan Marine Resources and Engineering Coordination Committee, 1980-1988. United States delegate governing council United Nations Environmental Program and World Meteorological Organization.

      Member commission for Basic Systems World Meteorological Organization, 1988-2002. Speaker in field.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional publications.

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, American Society Mechanical Engineers, Marine Technology Society.

    Connections

    • Married Sharron-Dawn Lamp, July 15, 1961. Children: Stephanie Ann, Anastasia Marie.
    • father: Keril Telesetsky
    • mother: Nellie (Krelka) Telesetsky
    • spouse: Sharron-Dawn Lamp
    • children: Stephanie Ann Telesetsky
    • Anastasia Marie Telesetsky
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    Born January 22, 1938
    Nationality
    • 1960
      Northeastern University
    • 1961
      University Chicago
    • 1977
      Harvard University
    • 1956 - 1959
      Engineer, trainee Chrysler Corporation
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1959 - 1960
      research assistant, Microtech Research Company
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1960 - 1961
      engineer, Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1962 - 1968
      member, technical staff The Mitre Corporation
      Bedford, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    • 1969
      senior, member technical staff Data Dynamics
      Washington, United States
    • 1970 - 1971
      physical scientist, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
      Rockville, Maryland, United States
    • 1981 - 1986
      deputy associate, director for technical services
      Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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