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David Gregory

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David Gregory is Assistant Chief of NASA's Balloon Program Office (BPO) located at Wallops Island, Virginia. Mr. Gregory also serves as the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for NASA's contract for operation of the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF) in Palestine, Texas.

Mr. Gregory provides BPO technical and management oversight on day-to-day balloon operations, mission planning andtechnology development for terrestrial ballooning. Mr. Gregory serves as the primary BPO point of contact for inter-agency and international coordination.

Prior to his current position as Assistant Chief, Mr. Gregory served as the BPO Missions and Operations Manager from 2001 to 2004. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Gregory worked as a contractor at the Wallops Flight Facility as ULDB Operations Manager and as assistant to the BPO COTR for missions and operations support.

From 1984 to 1999, Mr. Gregory worked at CSBF as Head of Operations for Electronics (1984-1987), CSBF Special-Projects Office Engineer (1987-1991), then as CSBF Head of the Long Duration Balloon (LDB) Support Group. Mr. Gregory’s duties included that of electronic systems design, mission planning, balloon campaign management, support of instrument mission formulation planning, flight support systems verification and validation, and management of resources for support of balloon flight operations.

Prior to 1984, Mr. Gregory worked for GTE Sprint as Terrestrial Microwave Systems Engineer after completing graduate studies in Instrumental Sciences at the University Of Arkansas. Concurrent with the above, Mr. Gregory served several years in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard as Battalion Staff Officer and as Unit Commander for various assignments.

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