Edward Cleveland Aldridge Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1960. Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1962.
Manager missile and space division Douglas Aircraft Company, Santa Monica, California, 1962-1967, Washington, 1962-1967. Director strategic defense division United States Department Defense, 1967-1972, deputy assistant secretary for strategic programs, 1974-1976, director planning and evaluation Office of Secretary, 1976-1977, under secretary acquisition, technical & logistics Washington, 2001—2003. Senior manager Ling-Temco-Vought Aerospace Corporation, Dallas, 1972-1973.
Senior management associate Office Management & Budget, Washington, 1973-1974. Vice president Strategic Systems Grp. System Planning Corporation, Arlington, Virginia, 1977-1981.
Under secretary United States Air Force, 1981-1986, secretary, 1986-1988. President McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems Company, McLean, Virginia, 1988-1992. President, Chief Executive Officer Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, California, 1992—2001.
Director emeritus United States Space Foundation. Board directors Alion Science & Technology, Lockheed Martin Corporation, since 2003, Global Crossing. Member National Space Council Space Policy Board.
Chair President Commission on the Implementation of the United States Space Exploration Vision, since 2004.
Fellow: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (honorary). Member: National Academy of Engineering, Air Force Association (life W. Stuart Symington award, Max Kriendler award, General Bernard Schriever award, Distinguished American award), Air Force Thunderbirds (honorary), Sigma Xi, Sigma Gamma Tau, Tau Beta Pi.