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John William Langford

educator , logistics and systems engineer

John William Langford, American logistics and systems engineer, educator. award, tech.


Langford, John William was born on December 9, 1932 in Carrollton, Kentucky, United States. Son of Audley Delbert and Marguerite Bland (Campbell) Langford.


Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1954. Master of Science in Logistics Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, Ohio, 1965. Certified professional logistician, engineer, Virginia Commissioned lieutenant United States Air Force, 1955, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, 1980.

Planning officer United States Southern Command, Panama Canal Zone, 1968-1971. Assistant for logistics Headquarters, United States Air Force, Pentagon, 1973-1975. Advisor to Shah of Iran, Imperial Command Staff, Tehran, 1976-1978.

Retired, 1980; consultant in management, Department Energy, Washington, 1980-1982. Manager marine services United States Navy, European Research Council International, Vienna, Virginia, since 1982. Consultant education Department Defense, Washington, since 1983.

Senior associate Business Management Research, Arlington, Virginia, since 1980. Professor logistics engineering Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, since 1983, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, since 1983.


Manager marine services United States Navy, European Research Council International, Vienna, Virginia, since 1982. Professor logistics engineering Florida Institute Tech.


  • Author: Air University Report: Defense Contract Profits, 1965. Air War College Report: Brazil Air Force Logistics, 1975. Author, editor series on logistics and systems engineering Society of Logistics Engineers newsletter, since 1983.

    Author, seminar Compendium of Quantitative Logistics Mathematical Methodologies, Third International Logistics Congress, Florence, Italy, 1987, Fifth International Logistics Congress, London, 1989, tutorial workshop compendium on Reliability, Maintainability, Availability. Decorated Air Force Commendation medal, Joint Service Commendation medal Department Defense, Meritorious Service medal.


Member Smithsonian Institution (associate), National Trust History Preservation (Capital region associate), American Film Institute, National Contract Management Association, Institute Indsl, Engineers, Society Logistics Engineers (Forrest Waller award, technical vice-chairman since 1987), Retired Officers Association, United States Naval Institute. Club: Westwood Country (Vienna).


  • Other Interests

    Numismatics, military history, foreign languages, golf, scuba diving.


Married Margery Ann Staley, January 24, 1955. Children: Mary Elizabeth, Margaret Carole, Dirk William.

Audley Delbert Langford

Marguerite Bland (Campbell) Langford

Margery Ann Staley

Mary Elizabeth Langford

Margaret Carole Langford

Dirk William Langford