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military systems consultant

Jacob Wernli Schaefer, American military systems consultant. Achievements include patent for command guidance for anti-aircraft missiles, optical tracking systems for anti-aircraft fire control; management of initial cellular telephone system development; responsibility for first electronic Private Branch Exchange development.

Background

Schaefer, Jacob Wernli was born on June 27, 1919 in Paullina, Iowa, United States. Son of Louis B. and Minnie (Wernli) Schaefer.

Education

Biomedical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1941. Honorary Doctor of Science, Ohio State University, 1976.

Career

Member of staff, Bell laboratories, 1941-1984; director, Kwajalein (Marshall Islands) Field Station, 1963-1965; executive director, Holmdel, New Jersey, 1968-1980; executive director, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1980-1981; executive director, Military Systems Division, Whippany, New Jersey, 1981-1984, retired; private consultant, 1984-1995.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patent for command guidance for anti-aircraft missiles, optical tracking systems for anti-aircraft fire control. Management of initial cellular telephone system development. Responsibility for first electronic Private Branch Exchange development.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

President Watchung (New Jersey) School Board, 1954-1963. Trustee Bancroft School, Haddonfield, New Jersey, since 1973. Chairman Watchung Planning Board, 1967-1995.

Member Watchung Area council Boy Scouts American, 1966-1969. Active Old Guard, Summit, New Jersey, director 1998. Trustee Bancroft, 1973-2000.

Captain Ordnance Corps Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Member National Academy Engineering, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Army Ordnance Association.

Connections

Married Mary Snow Carter, July 26, 1941. Children: Joanna, James, Scott.

father:
Louis B. Schaefer

mother:
Minnie (Wernli) Schaefer

spouse:
Mary Snow Carter

children:
Scott Schaefer

James Schaefer

Joanna Schaefer