For release: 04/24/02
Release #: 02-101
Roy Malone named deputy of NASA Marshall Center’s Safety and Mission Assurance Office
Roy W. Malone Jr. has been named deputy directory of the Safety and Mission Assurance Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
In his new position, Malone will have a key management role in the safety, reliability, maintainability and quality activities on all Marshall Center programs, while sharing other broad-range responsibilities that support the U.S. space program.
Malone joined the Marshall Center in 1994, after working for PRC Inc., as senior quality engineer on the Safety and Mission Assurance support contract. He served as technical advisor in the Space Shuttle Integration Office and in 1997 he became audit manager of Marshall’s Internal Quality Audit System. In 1998, Malone was promoted to manager of the Logistics Services Department in the Center Operations Directorate, where he was responsible for planning and directing logistics, technical and institutional support for Marshall’s research, development and program management activities.
Prior to his civilian career, Malone was on active duty with the U.S. Navy for 11 years, serving in operation Desert Storm as Combat Systems Officer aboard the destroyer USS Caron. Additionally, he served two years in the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
A native of Virginia Beach, Va., Malone grew up in a naval family. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. He has completed the Program for Management Development from the Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Mass. Malone and his wife June, also a Marshall Center employee, reside in Huntsville with their two children Wil and Madison.