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systems engineer

Carl Owen Reitz, American systems engineer. Achievements include definition of systems engineering approach for an innovative way of performing defense acquisition, the Advanced Research Project Agency's high altitude endurance unmanned aerial vehicle; planning and leading five geographically dispersed sited in forming a single Naval Air Warfare Center team for engineering and logistics of UAVs.

Background

Reitz, Carl Owen was born on September 11, 1945 in Newport News, Virginia, United States. Son of Carl O. Senior and Jeanette G. (Gruneberg) Reitz.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Bucknell University, 1967. Master of Science in Engineering mechanics, University Michigan, 1972. Master Engineer in Engineering Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1974.

Career

Design and project engineer, Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, Pennsylvania, 1967-1985; program engineer unmanned air vehicles, Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, Pennsylvania, 1985-1990; manager TACAIR system engineering branch, Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, Pennsylvania, 1990-1992; project director unmanned air vehicles, Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, Pennsylvania, 1992-1996; senior system engineer unmanned air vehicles, Naval Air Sys. Command, Washington, 1985; senior system engineer unmanned aerial vehicles, Naval Air Warfare Center, Patuxent River, since 1996.

Achievements

  • Achievements include definition of systems engineering approach for an innovative way of performing defense acquisition, the Advanced Research Project Agency's high altitude endurance unmanned aerial vehicle. Planning and leading five geographically dispersed sited in forming a single Naval Air Warfare Center team for engineering and logistics of UAVs.

Membership

Member church council Zion Lutheran Church, Bristol, Pennsylvania, since 1968. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate, chair technical committee 1980-1983, Aviation Systems award 1990). Member Association Unmanned Vehicle Systems.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, bicycling, sailing, gardening, automotive restoration.

Connections

Married Susan Decker, November 8, 1975.

father:
Carl O. Senior Reitz

mother:
Jeanette G. (Gruneberg) Reitz

spouse:
Susan Decker