Dale A. Holmes

Title: Optical Engineer
Company: Boeing, North American Rockwell
Location: San Diego, California, United States

Dale A. Holmes, Optical Engineer at Boeing, North American Rockwell, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in optical engineering.

Drawing inspiration from the example of a high school teacher, Dr. Holmes resolved to study engineering. After earning a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1960, he subsequently matriculated at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he received a Master of Science in 1961 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1965. Following this accomplishment, Dr. Holmes earned a Master of Science from the University of Rochester in 1969.

Dr. Holmes began his career in 1965 as an assistant professor of senior electronics and circuits at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, after which he became an officer and captain of the United Air Force Weapons Lab between 1966 and 1974. In 1974, he served as an optical engineer for North American Rockwell, where he remained until 2003. He subsequently took the role of a consultant with the Southeast Research Associates from 2003 until 2020. In a career suffused with highlights, Dr. Holmes is most proud to have led a team of analysts who were responsible for computing the performance of a computer simulation on behalf of a classified program, the results of which saved the government a significant amount of money.

Civically, Dr. Holmes volunteers as a gardener for his local church. As a testament to his success, he received a President’s Award from Rockwell International in 1976 and a Decorated Research and Development Award from the U.S. Air Force in 1973. He also has received patents in the field. Dr. Holmes is a former member of the Optical Society of America and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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