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military officer , data processing executive

Erick Noak Swenson, American data processing executive, retired military officer. Registered professional electrical engineer, California. Decorated Meritorious Service medal Hughes Aircraft Company; recipient Value Engineer award, 1980, award, Naval Board Crest, Australian Department Defense, 1975; New York State Regents scholar, 1946-1950.


Swenson, Erick Noak was born on June 12, 1926 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Noak and Hulda Josephina (Sjellberg) Swenson.


Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, University Rochester, 1950. Postgraduate, University Pittsburgh, 1950—1951. Postgraduate, Naval Postgraduate School, 1960—1962.


With United States Navy, 1944, commissioned ensign, 1951, advanced through grades to captain, 1975. Electronics division officer USSMissouri, 1951—1952. Ships superintendent United States Navy Yard, San Francisco, 1952—1953.

Quality control engineer Naval Ordnance division, Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, 1953—1957. Project officer Department Navy, Washington, 1957—1960. Assistant Naval Tactical Data System, project officer Washington, 1965—1975, sales, co-designer.

Buships technical representative St. Paul, 1962—1965. Retired, 1975

Senior scientist Hughes Aircraft Company, Fullerton, California, 1975—1976, project manager. Retired; head San Diego operations Norden Service Company, 1989—1990.

Served military advisory North Atlantic Treaty Organization Industrial Advisory Group. Coordinated naval command and control matters United States and Allied Navies and involved foreign military sales. Co-designer United States Navy Iranian destroyers (KIDD class).


  • Registered professional electrical engineer, California.


President Physical Evaluation Board, United States Navy, 1969—1975, 1st Lutheran Church, Fullerton, 1981—1983. Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Retired Officers Association, Reserve Officers Association, Australian Naval Institute, United States Naval Institute, Fleet Reserve Association, American Battleship Association, United States Ship Missouri Association, National Railway History Society, American Defense Preparedness Association, Navy League United States, American Society Naval Engineers (chairman Long Beach, Greater Los Angeles, section 1987-1988), Military Service Academy (Review Board, 39th Congressional District, Fullerton 1982), Tailhook Association.


Married Annette Miller, November 22, 1959. 1 child Erika Margaret.

Noak Swenson

Hulda Josephina (Sjellberg) Swenson

Annette Miller

Erika Margaret Swenson