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army officer , company executive , Civil engineer

John Alexander Poteat, American aerospace company executive, retired army officer, civil engineer. Member advisory board University Alabama-Huntsville School Engineers Decorated Legion of Merit (2), Meritorious Service medal (3), Bronze Star.; Fellow Society of America Military Engineers; member American Society of Civil Engineers, Association United States Army, Phi Kappa Phi.; Club: Huntsville Rotary.

Background

Poteat, John Alexander was born on October 24, 1931 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Son of John Alexander and Margaret (Blythe) Poteat.

Education

1 child, Alexandra Blythe. Bachelor of Science in Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1954. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1959.

Career

Registered professional engineer District of Columbia, Washington, Alabama Commissioned lieutenant United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1954, advanced through grades to colonel, 1974. Assistant director civil works Office Chief of Engineers, Washington, 1975-1976, Commander, district engineer Seattle District, 1976-1979, executive assistant to assistant secretary Army Civil Works, Washington, 1979-1980. Commander, division engineer Huntsville Division (Alabama), 1980-1984.

Retired, 1984; aerospace program manager Boeing Company, since 1984.

Membership

Member advisory board University Alabama-Huntsville School Engineers Decorated Legion of Merit (2), Meritorious Service medal (3), Bronze Star. Fellow Society of America Military Engineers. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Association United States Army, Phi Kappa Phi.

Club: Huntsville Rotary.

Connections

Married Madelyn Schreffler, June 12, 1954. 1 child, Alexandra Blythe.

father:
John Alexander Poteat

mother:
Margaret (Blythe) Poteat

spouse:
Madelyn Schreffler

child:
Alexandra Blythe Poteat