Jonathan T (Jon) Malay, FAMS, MS

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Jon Malay, an AMS Member, a Fellow of the AMS, and the AMS President for 2011, is director of Civil Space and Environment Programs for Lockheed Martin Corporation's Washington Operations in Arlington, Virginia. Both of Mr. Malay's degrees (BS in oceanography, United States Naval Academy, 1973 and MS in meteorology, Naval Postgraduate School, 1974) are from schools operated by the United States Department of Defense. In a 20-year career with the United States Navy , he served first as a surface warfare officer, specializing in antisubmarine warfare, and in 1977 became a full-time specialist in oceanography and meteorology. At the Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center and the Naval Underwater Systems Center (now the Naval Undersea Warfare Center), he gained experience in operations and applied research in numerical weather prediction and physical oceanography. In 1984, he was a finalist for NASA astronaut mission specialist, but instead went on to serve as a meteorological officer on the USS NIMITZ (CVN-68). One of the US Navy's lead experts in satellite remote sensing, Mr. Malay was the first meteorologist / oceanographer to serve at the Naval Space Command (now part of the Naval Network Warfare Command), and then was the space specialist on the Oceanographer of the Navy's staff from 1989 to 1992, from which he was sent on special detail to the National Reconnaissance Office until his retirement in 1993. Except for one year on the NOAA NESDIS staff as a senior research scientist with the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, his civilian career has been focused on Earth and space science business development for Orbital Sciences Corporation, Ball Aerospace, and at Lockheed Martin's Washington Operations, where he has been since 2003. Mr. Malay joined the AMS as a midshipman in 1970 and has served on the Committee for Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography. A member of the American Geophysical Union and the Marine Technology Society, he is also a Fellow and Past-President of the American Astronautical Society, and an Associate Fellow and past board member of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics. He was co-author of the 2004 National Geographic Encyclopedia of Space and author of Seraphim Sky, a first novel.

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