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Kennon A. Smith
Route One Box 774
Ozark, AL 36360

SUMMARYLicensed Professional Engineer, subject matter expert on electronics engineering and Operations Research and government acquisition process. Professional Experience: Eleven years Army Aviation Cost and Operational Effectiveness type studies; four years Aviation systems operational testing; four years as a material systems engineer; six years in Reliability, Maintainability and Availability engineering. Two and a half years in private industry as an electronics design engineer (rf circuits and antenna design). Computer literate and conversant with most commonly used software such as Microsoft Office.

EDUCATION Auburn University, Auburn, AL, BS Degree, Electrical Engineering; Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, MS Degree, Industrial Operations; Professional Engineer License, State of Alabama; Radiotelephone First Class, FCC.


October, 1998 to Present, Thomas Technologies, Inc., Daleville Alabama, Phone 334-598-1233, Work as a Senior Scientist doing studies on how to apply Computer Based Interactive Multimedia Instruction to Helicopter training.

September, 1986 to April, 1996, U. S. Army Aviation Center, Electronics Engineer GS-855-13, Completed several major aircraft and cost and operational effectiveness studies for Army aircraft. Additionally, provided major technical contribution to several other evaluations of aircraft effectiveness and designs. Served as engineer on a board to select the developmental contractor for the Rotorcraft Pilot's Associate, a futuristic, artificial intelligence based cockpit.

June, 1984 to September, 1986, U.S. Army Aviation Center, Aerospace Engineer GS-830-13, Aerospace engineer on a board to select the contractor for the T-800 turbine engine designed primarily for the Comanche helicopter. Evaluated and recommended design principles of turbine engines incorporating state-of-the- art materials and technology. Served as aerospace engineer on two major studies to evaluate Army requirements for the Comanche helicopter. Supervised and trained college co-op students.

May, 1980 to June, 1984, U. S. Army Avn Board, Ft. Rucker, AL Electronics Engineer, GS-855-12, Managed technical aspects of major tests ranging from Cobra helicopter weapons systems to UH- 60 Utility helicopter flight simulator. Established and headed a Reliability, Availability and Maintainability working group. Published a technical paper entitled, "OTII for AH-1S Modernized Weapon System." Supervised and trained summer hire and co-op students.

June, 1977 to May 1980, U. S. Army Military Police School, Combat Developments, Material Systems Division, Ft. McClellan, AL Electronics Engineer, GS-855-12, Combat Developer project engineer for electronic and communication and intrusion detection systems. Development and product improvement engineering. for a large computer based state of the art intrusion detection system. Served as Army technical representative on the Tri-Service Joint working group (Army, Navy and Air Force) for sensor standardization.

July, 1971 to June 1977, U. S. Navy Electronics Engineer, Reliability Engineering and Reliability testing of Navy missile telemetry components. Served at Naval Weapons Center as Surveillance of Contractor's reliability testing. Published a technical paper entitled,"Establishing a Microwave Measurements Laboratory."

Prior to July 1971 I worked as an engineer in private industry in circuit design and also antenna design..

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