Dena retired from Aerospace Systems Sector in 2011 after almost 38 years of service. During her career in Human Resources she held a number of senior HR positions in various organizations across the Sector. She became familiar with TRA when it reported to her for 5 years while she was the Director of Compensation, Benefits and HRIS. Dena served as TRA’s President for the 2015/2016 term and as Past President for the 2017/2018 term. In addition, she has been handling office administration/management for TRA since 2015. When not working on TRA, Dena spends her time catching up with friends and family, travel and trying to keep up with the ‘never ending’ projects around the house.
Jack retired from TRW in 1995 after serving 34 years with the company. In addition to his systems engineering contributions to the ballistic missile and spacecraft programs, Jack developed the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
(Building 67) where he directed experiments in many of the company’s first high energy chemical lasers. He received a B.S. in General Engineering from UCLA and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from USC. He was president of the TRW/SEA square dance club, the Pioneer 8’s. Jack is a docent at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum and the Western Museum of Flight. He serves on the board of the Peninsula Symphony Association. Jack is a past president of TRA.
Michael retired from Aerospace Systems in 2014 after almost 30 years with TRW/NGC. He started in the Controls Engineering Department in Building 82. He took a stint at a small start up in Washington state to commercialize
laser communications in 2000. He received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. He is currently the TRA Secretary and editor of the No Name Gazette.
Charles retired from TRW/NGC in 2012 after 35+ years at TRW/NGC. He joined the TRW ATD Engineering Sciences Laboratory after a short Air Force tour. Charles received a B.S. degree from Case Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Physics at Cornell University. He supported a number of diverse programs primarily in laser-related areas. His final assignment was as a Technical Fellow and the Chief Scientist on the ABL Program. Charles is currently serving as the TRA Treasurer.
Bob spent most of his 30 years at TRW/NGC in the Ground Systems Department of the Hardness and Survivability Laboratory. He supported cryocooler flight vibration testing and dynamic loads analysis for Titan IV and Delta IV boost vehicles for Launch Systems Integration. He obtained his B.S. Mechanical Engineering from CSULA, M.S. Mechanical Engineering from USC, and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. He retired in 2004. Bob is a past treasurer and past president of TRA.
Stephanie retired from Aerospace Systems in 2014 after 26 years with TRW/NGC. Starting on the Milstar program in payload software engineering, she soon moved into functional management and technical operations, supporting programs and organizations across the company. She received a B.S. in Math-Systems Science from UCLA and a Masters of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. Previously the TRA membership chair, she also supports NGC and TRA events, JWST tours, and is one of the
admins for the TRW/NG closed group Facebook page.
Joyce retired from Aerospace Systems in 2016 after almost 38 years of service. During her career in the business family, she worked a variety of assignments including project cost control and discretionary resources budgeting. She received a B.A. in Classical Languages and an M.B.A. from Cal State University Long Beach. She is thoroughly enjoying retirement and was able to fulfill a lifelong dream to travel to Italy and brush off her rusty Latin. She is an avid cook and baker, voracious reader, enjoys sewing a whole new casual wardrobe, and volunteers in several organizations to feed needy people. She is currently the TRA Membership Coordinator.