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Astronautical engineer

James Earl Smith, American astronautical engineer. Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Astronomical Society, Sigma Gamma Tau, Tau Beta Pi (chapter president 1996-1997), Sigma Xi (associate).

Background

Smith, James Earl was born on January 10, 1973 in Aurora, Colorado, United States. Son of James Raymond and Gaylene Joy (Green) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy, 1997. Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999.

Career

Draper fellow Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1997-1999. Chief, spacecraft systems analysis 2d Space Operations Squadron, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, 1999—2002. Air force intern The Pentagon, Washington, 2002—2003.

Chief space control demonstration operations flight, space superiority materiel wing Los Angeles Air Force Base, 2003—2005, wing executive officer space superiority materiel wing, 2005—2006. Chief, space operations division Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, since 2006. Major United States Air Force, since 1997.

Views

Death is not the end. Death is really a beginning—another step forward in Heavenly Father’s plan for His children.

Membership

Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Astronomical Society, Sigma Gamma Tau, Tau Beta Pi (chapter president 1996-1997), Sigma Xi (associate).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Computers, playing piano.

Connections

Married Kristine Cromar, May 31, 1997. Children: James Nathan, Wesley Raymond, Megan Nicole, Matthew Allen.

father:
James Raymond Smith

mother:
Gaylene Joy (Green) Smith

spouse:
Kristine Cromar

children:
James Nathan Smith

Wesley Raymond Smith

Megan Nicole Smith

Matthew Allen Smith