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Dr. Clifford E. Rhoades Jr.:

Military Branch:United States Airforce
Retiring effective June 3, 2005.
Dr. Clifford E. Rhoades, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Mathematics and Space Sciences, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, Va. The AFOSR reports to the Air Force Research Laboratory that has headquarters at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Rhoades is responsible for the $50 million Air Force basic research program in the mathematical sciences, computing and information sciences, and space sciences. These areas include computational mathematics, discrete mathematics, operations research, electronic prototyping, sensor fusion, dynamical systems, control and signal processing, imaging, turbulence and space sciences.
Dr. Rhoades is known for his contributions to computational physics and high performance computing and communications. He was first appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 1983, serving as chief of the Computer Systems and Research Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Ames Research Center. Prior to joining the AFOSR in his present position in 1998, he was a member of the scientific staff at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where, among other positions, he served as associate theoretical physics division leader and deputy computational physics division leader.
Dr. Rhoades is the author of more than 100 publications and reports. He has served as a member of many organizing committees for both national and international meetings and conferences, and chaired the first Conference on Grand Challenges to Computational Science. He is a graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program, Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College and Air War College.
EDUCATION
1967 Bachelor of Science degree in physics, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.
1971 Doctor of Philosophy in physics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1971 - 1974, project officer, Air Force lieutenant, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
2. 1975 - 1981, research physicist, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
3. 1978 - 1981, branch chief, computation, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
4. 1981 - 1983, associate division leader, theoretical physics, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.
5. 1981 - 1986, scientific manager, Air Force Reserve major, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Bolling AFB, D.C.
6. 1983 - 1985, chief, Computer Systems and Research Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration -Ames Research Center, Mountain View, Calif.
7. 1985 - 1994, deputy division leader, computational physics, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.
8. 1986 - 1998, scientific officer, Air Force Reserve lieutenant colonel, Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
9. 1992 - 1993, special assignment, Lasers and Imaging Directorate, Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
10. 1994 - 1995, computational physicist, Materials Research Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.
11. 1995 - 1996, special assignment, Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.
12. 1996 - 1998, computational physicist, Materials Research Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.
13. 1998 - present, Director of Mathematics and Space Sciences, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, Va.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Distinguished graduate, Air Force Reserve Office Training Corps program

 

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