Garrett Lee Skrobot
Launch Services Program
Kennedy Space Center
Garrett was born in Myrtle Beach, S.C., but moved to West Cocoa, Fla., at the age of six months. Immediately after graduating from Cocoa High School in 1980, Garrett began a four-year tour of duty in the United States Marine Corp that took him around the world. In 1988 Garrett earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee; he later received his master's degree in space systems from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1992. Garrett joined the NASA team at Kennedy Space Center in 2000 as an Integration Engineer for the Launch Services Program. Prior to his work with NASA, Garrett was employed by General Dynamics as a System Engineer for the Atlas/Centaur booster program. During his tenure with General Dynamics, Garret participated in more than 50 launches while working in the Electrical, Ground Instrumentation, Payload Mission Integration, Telemetry and Project Management divisions.
Garrett continues to live in Cocoa with his wife and their three daughters. In his free time, Garrett enjoys nature photography, fishing, and actively supporting his daughters in their sports. Garrett himself is also an accomplished athlete, having earned a black belt in karate.