George L Frederick, CCM, FAMS, MS, USAF Col (ret)

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George Frederick an AMS Member, an AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist, a Fellow of the AMS, and the AMS President for 1999, is President and CEO of Falcon Consultants LLC in Georgetown, Texas. Mr. Frederick is a meteorological consultant specializing in operational applications and instrumentation. In this role, he promotes the use of wind profiler technology and meteorological systems around the world. Expansion of the use of this technology in Asia and China, in particular, has found Mr. Frederick providing seminars and training to a wide range of the user community. With over 46 years of meteorological experience and 16 years in the wind profiler business, he is recognized as a leading expert on the application of meteorological technology for operational use. He previously served as Wind Profiler business General Manager at Vaisala's Boulder Operations, in Louisville, Colorado, and he continues to serve Vaisala as a consultant. Prior to Vaisala, he was a Senior Staff Scientist and Project Manager for the Wind Profiler business of Radian in Austin, Texas. During his active period with Radian and Vaisala, between 1993 and 2005, he managed numerous projects and programs which provided hundreds of wind profilers and other meteorological sensors to users around the globe. Large programs such as the U.S. Army Mobile Profiler program in support of its test ranges, projects at Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg in support of space launch facilities, numerous individual projects in support of air quality operations, and large tropospheric profiler projects in the UK, China and Germany, all fell under his purview. Mr. Frederick began his career in meteorology as a weather officer in the United States Air Force, after graduating from the Air Force Academy in 1963 with a degree in engineering science. He retired as the Commander of the Air Weather Service after 30 years in the Air Force. During his military career, he planned for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for weather reconnaissance, developed the roadmap for modernization of the Air Weather Service, and directed planning for weather support for numerous weapons systems. He served in Viet Nam and helped manage the buildup of weather support during Operation Desert Storm in the Middle East. He led and managed weather units from detachment level to squadron to wing and finally the Air Weather Service which had oversight of weather support to the entire Air Force and Army. He earned numerous awards for his work including the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit. Among his many roles within the scientific community, he served as president of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association, is an AMS fellow, a Certified Consulting Meteorologist and has served on the AMS Council and Executive Committee. He first studied meteorology at UCLA and earned a master's degree in meteorology at the University of Wisconsin. He was the first Commissioner of the AMS Weather and Climate Enterprise Commission and continues to serve the profession as Chair of the ad hoc Committee on a Nationwide Network of Networks. He received the 2002 AMS Charles Franklin Brooks award for his service to the Society. He was awarded the Certified Consulting Meteorologist designation by AMS in 2008. In 2011 he received the Kenneth C. Spengler award from AMS for outstanding leadership and playing a pivotal role in the formation of the AMS Weather and Climate Enterprise Commission. Mr. Frederick was born in Sandusky Michigan and is married with two sons, a daughter and four grandchildren.

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2011 AMS Washington Forum
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2010 AMS Summer Community Meeting
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