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For Release: Dec. 5, 1996
GRADY S. JOBE NAMED TO LEAD MARSHALL CENTER'S SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE
Grady S. Jobe has been named director of Science and Engineering at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. He will replace James M. McMillion, who is retiring from NASA Jan. 3, 1997.
As director of the largest organization at Marshall Center, Jobe will supervise the work of nearly 1,900 persons engaged in a wide variety of scientific and engineering programs. The directorate's responsibilities include design, development, testing, mission operations and evaluation of launch vehicle space transportation systems, payloads and other projects and programs.
Jobe has served as director of Institutional and Program Support at Marshall since June 1995, responsible for the direction and management of the Center's institutional resources, including computer systems, communication networks, facilities and a comprehensive environmental program.
He was a cooperative education student at Marshall Center in 1960. Graduating from Auburn University in 1961, he joined Marshall as an electrical engineer in Marshall's Guidance and Control Division.
Jobe then began a rapid progression to positions of increased responsibility. He served as chief of the Ground Systems Section in the Astrionics Laboratory, and as chief of the Software Development Branch of the Data Systems Laboratory.
In 1982, he became chief of the Mission Computers Systems Branch, and in 1990 was named chief of the Computers and Communications Division in the Information and Electronic Systems Laboratory.
Before becoming director of Institutional and Program Support, Jobe was deputy director of the Astrionics Laboratory.
Jobe was awarded the NASA medal for Exceptional Engineering Achievement in 1988.
A native of New Market, Ala., Jobe graduated from New Market High School in 1955. He and his wife, the former Joyce Annette Hamm of Cherokee, Ala., reside in Huntsville and have one child, Eric Shane, of New York City.
Daniel R. Clough has been named acting director of Institutional and Program Support until a permanent selection is made.