MARY ANN CHORY
Mary Ann retired from NG in 2013 with 33 years of service. She joined TRW in 1981 after working three years at TASC. Mary Ann received an M.A. from University of Minnesota, an M.A. in Teaching from University of Chicago and a B.A. from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN (all in mathematics.) She worked the majority of NG’s space programs in all phases of development. Her assignments ranged across many disciplines: systems engineering, control systems, and hardware development. These included Director positions in program, functional and technology development.
Al spent 30 years in the aerospace field, initially with Convair. Here, he was Chief of Stress and head of the Structural Methods group working on the development of the Atlas and Centaur boosters. Al joined TRW in 1966 at Norton Air Force Base, working on the MX ICBM development. He transferred to Space Park in 1974. He retired in 1988 as a Project Manager in the System Engineering and Integration Division, where he worked on many different classified projects. His interest in computers led to an avocation of desktop publishing. He edited the NNG from 1993 to 2016. He is a Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was President of TRA for two years, and has previously served as a Director-at-Large.
Michael retired from Aerospace Systems in 2014 after almost 30 years with TRW/ Northrop Grumman. He started in the Controls Engineering Department in Building 82 where he worked Fixed Base Test for multiple programs. He managed Advanced Bus test bed integration and the Integrated Avionics program. He worked on laser communications programs at TRW and took a stint at a small start up in Washington state to commercialize laser communications. 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 editor of the No Name Gazette.
Charles retired from NG in 2012 after 35+ years at TRW/NG. 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 a TRA Director-at-Large.
Bob spent most of his 30 years at TRW/ NG in the Ground Systems Department of the Hardness and Survivability Laboratory. Bob 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.M.E from CSULA, M.S.M.E from USC, and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. He retired in 2004 and has served two terms as President of TRA. He is currently serving a fifth term as Treasurer.
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. Here 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, Pioneer 8’s. Jack is a docent at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum as well as the Western Museum of Flight. He serves on the board of the Peninsula Symphony Association. Jack is a past president of TRA.
Reggie retired as a Director in 2014 after 32 years at TRW/NG in various leadership roles in System Engineering. He was the Chief Engineer for Protected SatCom, and retired as the System Engineering lead for the James Webb Space Telescope. During his career, Reggie received the TRW Chairman’s Award for Innovation, TRW Distinguished Patent Award, NGST Award for Innovation, NGAS President’s Award, and the NG Award for Excellence. Reggie received his B.S. from Harvey Mudd College, M.S. degrees from UCLA and Stanford University.
Retired in 1998 (kind of); but worked as editor/coordinator on proposals for 10 more years. Chairman of Activities committee for TRA helping to make the Holiday party, Spring Fling. and Summer Reunion enjoyable gatherings for our retirees. We also offer some day trips for TRA members. Helped form the fund raising arm of 1736 House. Was 1 of 5 winners for Woman of the Year award. Active in garden club, square dancing, traveling, hiking, plays.
Carol has been a TRA member since retiring 18 years ago, after 28 years at Aerojet ElectroSystems (DSP sensors), Northrop Electronics (CCD arrays) and TRW (FleetSatCom, TDRSS, M4/R5). She held various technical and management positions in hardware development and systems engineering & test, including those of Director and Program Manager. Carol has a B.S. in mathematics/physics and a MSEE in solid state electronics and communications; she was a member of IEEE, Tau Beta Pi (President), IAE (Fellow) and SWE (President and still active). Carol serves on the board of the Peninsula Symphony Association. She is currently a Director-at-Large for TRA.