Party affiliation: Republican
Gerold Yonas, American research and development director. Recipient medal for outstanding public service Secretary of Defense, 1986. Fellow American Physical Society; associate fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; member Fusion Power Association (Leadership award), Shaker Heights High School Alumni (Hall of Fame), Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.
Senior scientist Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, 1962-1967. Manager beam research Physics International, San Leandro, 1967-1972. Manager pulsed power science Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, 1972-1984.
Chief scientist, deputy director Strategic Defense Initiative Official, Office Secretary Defense, Washington, 1984-1986. President Titan Technologies, La Jolla, California, 1986-1989. Vice president systems applications Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, since 1989.
Advisor White House, Pentagon, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.