Jerry A. Jamison, vice president of launch operations for United Launch Alliance, has been selected to receive the 2011 Dr. Kurt H. Debus Award by the National Space Club Florida Committee.
Jamison will be honored at the Debus Award Dinner April 16 at the Debus Conference Facility at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
"Jerry has over 27 years of service to our nation's space program including both Air Force and NASA payloads and currently leads over 1,000 Cape and Vandenberg employees," said National Space Club Chair Dr. Stephen Feldman. "His dedication and influence in our space program is exemplary."
Named for KSC's first director, the Debus Award recognizes significant achievements and contributions made in Florida to American aerospace efforts. At launch sites at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Jamison is responsible for integrating the launch services for ULA's three launch vehicles: the Atlas V, Delta II and Delta IV and associated product lines. Jamison has led engineering teams in numerous launch systems including both Air Force and NASA payloads.
Jamison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida. He serves on the boards of directors for Space Coast Junior Achievement, Brevard Community College, the National Space Club, United Way and the Spacewalk of Fame. He is also a member the Space Coast Civilian/Military (CivMil) organization.
Jamison, wife Karin, and their four children live in Melbourne.
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