James Clayton Welch Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science, United States Air Force Academy, 1959. Master of Science, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1970. Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1959, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, 1975.
Director missile/space defense Aerospace Defense Command, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1972-1975. Chief space policy division United States Air Force Headquarters, Washington, 1975-1977. Military assistant to secretary of defense, Washington, 1977-1979, retired, 1979.
Deputy director planetary exploration National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters, Washington, 1980-1983, director space telescope, 1983-1986, senior deputy astrophysics, 1985-1988, director project office Grumman Space Station Program Support Division, since 1989.
Chief space policy division United States Air Force Headquarters. Editor: Military Man In Space, 1978.
Member Daedalian Society.
Married Brenda Mary DesRocher, April 4, 1963. Children– Jennifer Courtenay, Laurie Anne.