George McAleer - Team American

Narrative Resume

George McAleer

Dr. McAleer graduated from Naval Academy at Annapolis and was commissioned in the Air Force. After pilot training, he flew strategic bombers in Strategic Air Command and C-130s in Southeast Asia. He flew over 100 combat missions in Vietnam and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extracting Marines from Khe Sanh. A tour in Systems Command followed where he was program manager of the Air Force's first UAV, Pave Eagle. He is now a retired colonel in the Air Force Reserve.

He began his industrial career as program manager on Republic Aviation's STOL aircraft, the Pilatus Porter, and was also program manager on an F-14 speed brakes sub-contract to Grumman Aviation. On behalf of a division of Carborundum Company, he negotiated with representatives of the Soviet Union for the Kama River truck facility.

He spent six years on the faculty of the Defense Systems Management College as professor, department head, and associate dean. More recently, he has been on the faculty of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces teaching Strategic Leadership and the Senior Acquisition Course. He has his doctorate in organizational behavior from the University of Southern California and is currently adjunct faculty in the MBA program at Johns Hopkins University.


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B.S., Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis

M.S., Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

D.P.A., Organizational Behavior, University of Southern California


1983-2002 Professor, Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), National Defense University, Washington, D.C. Instruct senior military officers and government executives in strategic decision-making and systems acquisition.

1982-1983 Director, Acquisition Management Laboratory, Defense Systems Management College (DSMC), Fort Belvoir, VA. Management and education of military officers and government executives in systems acquisition.

1980-1982 Associate Dean, DSMC. Long-range planning of College's curriculum and professional development of its 60-member faculty.

1977-1980 Professor, Systems Acquisition Management, DSMC. Instruct students in contracting, finance, engineering, and defense policy. Extensive use of case studies.


1976-1977 Director, Marketing Services, Grove Manufacturing Company, Shady Grove, PA. Market planning, advertising and promotion, training, administration, and government marketing for a quarter-billion dollar company.

1975-1976 Assistant to the President, General Crane Industries, Ltd., London, Ontario, Canada. Marketing strategies and financing programs for the company's Canadian and US distributor network.

1973-1974 Staff Assistant to the Vice-President, Domestic Marketing, Grove Manufacturing Company. Domestic marketing forecasts, trade shows, and demonstrations; engineering product improvements.

1972-1973 Manager, Steel Industry Sales, Carborundum Company. Marketing and sales of systems for the conditioning of steel for shipbuilding and transportation industries.

1969-1970 Program Manager, Fairchild Industries, Hagerstown, MD. Military short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft; multi-million dollar project manufacturing F-14 speed brakes.


1967-1969 Program Manager, Electronic Systems Division, Hanscom AFB, MA. R&D management. Acquisition and installation of newly developed electronic equipment in aircraft systems.

1958-1967 Air Force pilot.


Frostburg College - Managerial Accounting, Industrial Marketing, and Management Control Systems (1971-75)

George Mason University - Public Administration, Organizational Behavior and Development (1991, 1996)

Johns Hopkins University - Leadership and Organizational Behavior (1990-present)


ICAF Educator of the Year (2002)

Graduate - Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville

The Distinguished Graduate - Army Operations Research Executive Course

Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

(July 2002)


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