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.
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.
Born January 22, 1938
1956 - 1959
1959 - 1960
1960 - 1961
1962 - 1968
1970 - 1971
1981 - 1986
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