Title: Systems Analyst, Consultant
Location: Clarksburg, Maryland, United States
Thomas J. Perrone, Systems Analyst and Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in systems management.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in economics, politics and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965, Mr. Perrone went on to work as a statistician for the New York Department of Motor Vehicles for one year. Soon thereafter, he received a Bachelor of Science in meteorology from Pennsylvania State University in 1967 while serving as an aviation meteorologist for the United States Air Force in New York, Maine and Vietnam until 1970. He served as a meteorologist for several other entities as well, including IMCOS Marine Ltd., Ocean Routes Inc., the Naval Environmental Prediction Research Facility, and the Marine Weather Branch of the National Weather Service Headquarters. Later in his career, he was a research meteorologist for the Techniques Development Laboratory with the National Weather Service for four years and a senior computer scientist for Logicon Inc. for 9 years. In addition, he served as a senior systems analyst for BAE Systems in Washington, DC, for 15 years and a senior systems engineer for ITT for the following year. He has been a private practice consultant in Clarksburg, MD, since 2015. In these positions for Logicon, BAE Systems and ITT, he worked on technical Radar and Air-Traffic Controller Workstation system acquisition issues for the FAA.
In addition to his bachelor’s degrees, Mr. Perrone holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Lincoln University and Master of Science in systems management from the University of Denver. To remain abreast of developments in his field, he is a former member of the National Weather Association, the California Bar Association, the American Statistical Association and the American Meteorological Society. He also is a member of the American Legion. Serving his country, he was previously on active duty with the United States Air Force, where he served to the rank of captain, from 1966 to 1980 and was with the Air National Guard from 1975 to 1993, serving to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
As a testament to his success, Mr. Perrone was highlighted in the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the East in 1990. However, he cites a crowning achievement of his career was when he worked on a tropical storm statistical forecasting tool for the United States Navy, as well as when he wrote about a forecasting problem in the Persian Gulf during the Iran Hostage Crisis in the late 1970s. In addition, he is proud of a computer program he wrote which measured sea surface temperature from a weather satellite, under conditions where the program filtered out the effects of partial cloud blockage of portions of the sea surface.
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