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Federal agency administrator , Electrical engineer

John Nelson Entzminger,, American federal agency administrator, electrical engineer. Achievements include patents in field. Recipient Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service, United States Air Force, 1974, Medal for Meritorious Civil Service, Department Defense, 1995, Laurels award, Aviation Week and Space Technology, 1995, Pioneer award, Association Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, 1996.

Background

Entzminger,, John Nelson was born on December 17, 1936 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of John Nelson and Josephine Chambers (Marshall) Entzminger.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering magna cum laude, University of Southern California, 1959; Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Syracuse University, 1968.

Career

Electrical engineer, Bell Telephone laboratories, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1959; project engineer, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base, New York, 1960-1966; section chief, communications, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base, New York, 1966-1973; branch chief, communications and control, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base, New York, 1973-1981; technical director intelligence and reconnaissance, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base, New York, 1981-1983; director tactical technical, Defense Advance Research Project Agency, Washington, 1983-1991; chief advanced technical, Defense Advance Research Project Agency, Washington, 1991-1995; senior staff member, Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, Virginia, 1996-1998; deputy for technology, Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office, Washington, 1996-1998; president, Entzminger Associations Consulting Firm, since 1998.

Achievements

  • Avocations: flying, carpentry, mechanics, skiing. M C.

Membership

Elder Christian Assembly, Vienna, since 1985. Fellow: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Advanced Encryption Standard pioneer award 1998, W. D. White award for Excellence in Radar Engineering 2005), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (associate). Member: Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Flying, skiing, carpentry.

Connections

Married Nancy May Burg, September 9, 1961. Children: David Marshall, Rebecca Louise.

father:
John Nelson Entzminger

mother:
Josephine Chambers (Marshall) Entzminger

spouse:
Nancy May Burg

children:
Rebecca Louise Entzminger,

David Marshall Entzminger,