Title: Retired Engineer
Location: Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
Robert Wallace, Retired Engineer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
Inspired by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the space program, Mr. Wallace attended West Virginia University and earned a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering in 1970. He continued his academic pursuits at the institution, graduating with a Master of Science in industrial engineering in 1973. From 1972 to 1978, he garnered experience as a project engineer for the Naval Air Systems Command, subsequently serving as a project engineer for the Air Force Logistics Command at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio until 1981. Mr. Wallace held numerous further positions, serving as an engineering work leader, logistics management specialist and program manager, and acted as the director of education and training flight for the 88th Mission Support Group at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base from 1996 to 1997.
From 1998 to 2010, Mr. Wallace served the Air Force Material Command as the director of engineering and technology management, a lead plans and programs engineer, and a human resource engineer. He has always loved mathematics and science and is proud to have pursued a career following his passion. Among his myriad career achievements, he sold an ejection seat development program with the largest monetary amount in the Navy. Additionally, Mr. Wallace is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Throughout his career, Mr. Wallace cites numerous people as mentors and influences. He credits his captain in the United States Navy, who opened doors for him, as well as James Pope and John Kidd. As an active member of his community, he has served as the director of stewardship, the assistant director of evangelism and the vice president of ministries for the Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Mr. Wallace is a past president and vice president of the Beavercreek City Schools Board of Education and has maintained affiliation with Leadership Dayton since 2004. In addition, he has been a member of the board of trustees for the Human Race Theatre Company since 2004 and the Ohio State University Lutheran Chapel since 2005. As a testament to his success and stature, Mr. Wallace has been recognized with the Department of the Air Force Civilian Achievement Medal in 2006 and the Department of the Air Force Outstanding Civilian Career Service Medal in 2010.
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