Title: President and Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Company: Defense Systems Engineering, LLC
Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Dale N. Murray, BSEE, MSICS, Retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Defense Systems Engineering, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in systems and electrical engineering.
Holding an affinity for engineering from a young age, Mr. Murray desired to pursue the field in light of his aptitude in electronics. Earning a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University in 1967, he went on to serve as an electronic engineer for the U.S. Army Missile Command in Huntsville, Alabama, until 1978. Promoted thereafter to a general engineer until 1980, he subsequently served as a senior project officer for the U.S. Army Institute for Research in Management Information and Computer Science for the following four years. During this time, he received a Master of Science in Information and Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1983.
In the latter stages of his career, Mr. Murray worked for such large corporations as TRW, Inc., General Research Corp., Raytheon Systems Co., Parker Aerospace Control Systems, Modern Technology Solutions and Booz Allen Hamilton, among other companies, before joining Defense Systems Engineering LLC as president and chief executive officer in 2010. Retiring in 2014, he cites God’s strength has helped him emerge from his personal and professional life with success.
Mr. Murray is a senior life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, as well as a former member of the Association for Computing Machinery, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, and Soaring Society of America. As a testament to his success, he has received the 2020 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and was a participant in the People-to-People Delegation to China in Software Engineering in 1983.
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