Bob Dickman is the Executive Director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a professional membership technical society with more than 36,000 members in 79 countries.
Mr. Dickman was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., grew up in New Jersey and entered the Air Force in 1966 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. His military career spans the space business from basic research in particle physics to command of the 45th Space Wing and Director of the Eastern Range at Cape Canaveral, FL. He served as the Air Force’s Director of Space Programs, the Department of Defense Space Architect and the senior military officer at the National Reconnaissance Office. He retired from active duty in 2000 as a major general. From 2002 to 2005, he was the Under Secretary of the Air Force’s Deputy for Military Space.
Mr. Dickman has graduate degrees in Space Physics and Management and is a distinguished graduate ofthe Air Command and Staff College and the Naval War College.