I was a researcher,designer and developer of ammunition and weapons at the U.S. Army's Picatinny Arsenal for 35 years. I rose from junior engineer through eight professional levels in research laboratories to become associate director for R&D at the arsenal. My specialty for most of my career was the development of large caliber tank munitions and cannon. Many of these weapons, such as the long-rod, high kinetic energy armor penetrators and shaped charge munitions have become standard equipment in the U.S. Army. For these efforts and successes I earned several awards including the Army's Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. In !972 I was awarded an Educational Fellowship to study continuum mechanics at Princeton University
Ballistics; weapon development; problem solving
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Ballistics, including Interior, Exterior and Terminal effects; High pressure cannon, high velocity armor penetration munitions, shaped charge munitions.
Travel worldwide for business and pleasure; teaching; reading