Dr. Paul G. Kaminski, '64

Dr. Paul G. Kaminski is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Technovation, Inc., a consulting company dedicated to fostering innovation and the development and application of advanced technology. From 1994 to 1997, Dr. Kaminski served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology. In this position, he was responsible for all matters relating to DOD acquisition, including research and development, procurement, and the defense technology and industrial base. Prior to 1994, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Technology Strategies and Alliances, a technology oriented investment banking and consulting firm. Dr. Kaminski also has served as Chairman of the Defense Science Board, Chairman of RAND, and member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, The FBI Director’s Advisory Board, and the DNI SAG. He currently chairs the boards of Exostar, HRL (formerly Hughes Research Labs), and Seagate Government systems. He is a Director of Bay Microsystems, CoVant Technologies, LGS Innovations, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, RAND, and the USAFA Endowment. Dr. Kaminski holds a B.S. from the Air Force Academy, M.S. degrees in both Aeronautics and Astronautics and in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. He has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career, including the National Medal of Technology, the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service (5 awards), and the 2002 U.S. Air Force Academy Distinguished Graduate Award.