For Release: Aug. 12, 1998
Catherine E. Watson
RELEASE NO. 98-072
Sawyer Named Deputy Director of NASA Langley
Wallace C. Sawyer has been named deputy director of NASA Langley
Research Center, effective Aug. 17. Sawyer was director of the NASA
High-Speed Research Program (HSR)
before this appointment.
"Wally has a proven track record of outstanding contributions in
all his assignments and, most recently, has provided exemplary
leadership of the inter-center High-Speed Research program," said
Dr. Jeremiah F. Creedon, director of NASA Langley. "I am looking
forward to working with him both in the Center's current activities
and in preparing Langley for the 21st century."
Sawyer began his career at Langley in 1965 as an aerospace
engineer. He has served as the chief of Langley's Advanced Vehicles
Division and as acting deputy director of Aeronautics. As deputy
director of the Langley Aeronautics Program Group, Sawyer was
responsible for strategic planning, advocating for resources,
maintaining external and internal customer interfaces, and
coordinating aeronautical systems analysis studies. Sawyer's other
positions included an assignment at NASA Headquarters as acting
deputy director of Aeronautics for High-Performance Aircraft.
Sawyer has a bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from
Elon College in North Carolina, and has done graduate work in
physics at the College of William and Mary and engineering
management at George Washington University.
Sawyer is an associate fellow of the American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics, and is the author/co-author of 45
technical publications and a chapter in a technical textbook.
Sawyer and his wife, Rae, live in Kilmarnock, Va. They have a
son, Greg, and a daughter, Kirsten.
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