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Col. Gary S. Geyer, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)


Colonel Geyer has 39 years of experience in space engineering and program management. In senior positions in both government and industry, he has been responsible for all aspects of system success, including schedule, cost and technical performance. He served for 26 years with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and was the NRO System Program Office Director for two major programs, responsible for design, manufacture, test, launch and operation of several of the most important U.S. reconnaissance satellites. Geyer was one of 46 "Pioneers of National Reconnaissance" honored by the NRO in 2000 for their "significant and lasting contributions to the discipline of national reconnaissance," which contributed to the end of the Cold War. Following his NRO service, Geyer was Vice President for a major classified program at Lockheed Martin, where he was responsible for all aspects of program and mission success. Geyer teaches courses in space design and system engineering/ program management at New Mexico State University. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

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