Our esteemed David "Doc" Finkleman
, senior scientist at AGI's Center for Space Standards & Innovation
in Colorado Springs, is running for AIAA's Director - At-Large, International. If you are an AIAA member, please, exercise your right to vote
and consider electing Doc. The voting period ends on 8 April.
Before joining CSSI, Finkleman was a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service (SES) for more than two decades, culminating as director of analysis and chief technical officer for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, CO. He has contributed to diverse dimensions of aerospace including aircraft aerodynamics, guidance and control and electro-optics, in addition to astrodynamics and space operations. He is also a retired U.S. Air Force colonel with 10 years active and 20 years ready reserve service.
Finkleman was elected to the International Academy of Astronautics and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Astronautical Society and the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety. He serves on study groups of the International Telecommunications Union and standing Standards Executive Council and International Affairs Committee of the AIAA. He is chairman of the space operations working group of the International Organization for Standardization and recipient of the AIAA Bronze Medal for Excellence in Aerospace Standardization. He has authored many publications on diverse subjects, most recently the subject of precise time and synchronization of civil time with Earth rotation through Coordinated Universal Time and the Leap Second.