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computer company executive , Astronautical engineer

Thomas Julian Eller, American Computer company executive, astronautical engineer. Achievements include co-development of magnetic momentum dumping system for Global Positioning System NAVSTAR satellite, of first SPECTRE model of C-130E gunship, of critical success factors for program management, of contract risk management system. Avocation: gardening. M C.

Background

Eller, Thomas Julian was born on October 19, 1937 in Pelham, Georgia, United States. Son of Eugene Robert and Frances Elizabeth (Greer) Eller.

Education

Student, Furman University, 1957. Bachelor of Science in Engineering Sciences, United States Air Force Academy, 1961. Master of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautics, Purdue University, 1969.

Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering, University Texas, 1974.

Career

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1961;advanced through grades to colonel, United States Air Force, 1981;pilot, United States Air Force, 1961-1969;professor, assistant dean faculty, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1969-1978;commander 2nd group, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1978-1979;professor, head department astronautics and computer science, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1979-1981;retired, United States Air Force, 1981;program manager, International Training & Education Company, Boston, 1981-1982;chief contracts requirements, Martin Marietta Aerospace, Denver, 1982-1985;business development manager, Kaman Sciences Corporation, Colorado Springs, 1985-1986;space applications and astrodynamics manager, Kaman Sciences Corporation, Colorado Springs, 1986-1994;technical center director, Titan Client/Server Technologies, Colorado Springs, 1994-1995;program manager digital secure television system, Titan Broadband Comm., San Diego, since 1995. Chairman Military Space Doctrine Symposium United States Air Force Academy, 1981. Member space advanced.com.

Colorado 5th United States Congressional District, since 1987, chairman since 1992. Associate fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (chairman-elect astrodynamics technical committee 1991-1992, chairman 1992-1994, astrodynamics standards committee 1991-1996).

Achievements

  • Achievements include co-development of magnetic momentum dumping system for Global Positioning System NAVSTAR satellite, of first SPECTRE model of C-130E gunship, of critical success factors for program management, of contract risk management system. Avocation: gardening. M C.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles on astronautics to professional journals.

Membership

Trustee Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 1986-1992. Board directors The Falcon Foundation, Colorado Springs, since 1983, Academy Research and Development Institute, Colorado Springs, since 1986. Founder, president Colorado Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program, Denver, 1983-1984.

Member Accreditation Board Engineering and Technology (engineering visitor since 1981), Association Graduates of United States Air Force Academy (vice president 1975-1979, board directors 1969-1975, president, chairman 1979-1983). Member American Astronomical Society (spaceflight mechanics committee since 1995).

Connections

Married Beverly Anne Lafitte, June 7, 1963. Children: Julie Anne Eller Schake, Elizabeth Jean, Robert Lafitte.

father:
Eugene Robert Eller

mother:
Frances Elizabeth (Greer) Eller

spouse:
Beverly Anne Lafitte

children:
Julie Anne Eller Schake Eller

Elizabeth Jean Eller

Robert Lafitte Eller