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Douglas A. Gregory Receives 2004 SAE Aerospace Chair Award

Warrendale, PA, July 29, 2004 - Mr. Douglas A. Gregory, a Chief Engineer for the Tactical Network Systems Business Group of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, has been selected to receive the 2004 Aerospace Chair Award on behalf of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). He will be presented the award on November 3, 2004 during the World Aviation Congress in Reno, Nevada.

The award, established in 1997, recognizes outstanding leadership demonstrated by chairs of committees under the SAE Aerospace Council and Air & Space Group. Gregory, Chair of the SAE Avionic Systems Division (ASD), was chosen to receive the award along with fellow Chair of the SAE Aerospace Council Gregory Saunders.

Prior to becoming a chair of the ASD, Gregory was a chair of the Aircraft Systems and System Integration Committee, pioneering the concept of Plug and Play Weapons and forging alliances with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He recently authored AIR5532, the Generic Aircraft-Store Interface Framework and chaired a joint SAE-NATO study group that made recommendations to improve aircraft, launcher and weapon interoperability. Gregory was recognized by the Aerospace Council in 1993 and 1996 for his contribution to MIL-STD-1760, the Department of Defense and NATO aircraft-store interface standard. In 2000, he won the General Dynamics Technology Excellence Award for advanced weapon integration concepts.

Gregory received his master's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath in England in 1986. He currently resides in Edina, Minn.

For more information, contact SAE Awards and Scholarships Program Manager Lori Pail at (724) 772-8534 or at