Dr. Paul G. Kaminski, '64

Dr. Paul G. Kaminski is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Technovation, Inc., a consulting company dedicated to fostering innovation and the development and application of advanced technology. From 1994 to 1997, Dr. Kaminski served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology. In this position, he was responsible for all matters relating to DOD acquisition, including research and development, procurement, acquisition reform, dual-use technology, and the defense technology and industrial base. Prior to 1994, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Technology Strategies and Alliances, a technology oriented investment banking and consulting firm. Dr. Kaminski also has served as Chairman of the Defense Science Board and as a consultant and advisor to many government agencies. He currently chairs the boards of the Rand Corporation, Exostar, and HRL (formerly Hughes Research Labs). Dr. Kaminski is also a member of the board of directors of General Dynamics, Bay Microsystems, CoVant Technologies, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, and the USAFA Endowment.

Dr. Kaminski holds a B.S. from the Air Force Academy, M.S. degrees in both Aeronautics and Astronautics and in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. He has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career, including the National Medal of Technology, the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, and the 2002 U.S. Air Force Academy Distinguished Graduate Award.