ANCHORAGE, AK—Governor Sean Parnell today announced the appointment of Dr. Ronald Sega to the Alaska Aerospace Corporation board of directors.
This 11-member board manages the corporation, which owns and operates the Kodiak Launch Complex located on Kodiak Island. The corporation also provides support for new and continuing national launch priorities involving the complex, and works with private corporations, universities and government agencies to offer expanded aerospace services to Alaska and the nation.
Dr. Sega, of Fort Collins, Colorado, is the vice president for energy, environment, and applied research at the Colorado State University Research Foundation, as well as the Woodward Professor of Systems Engineering at Colorado State University. He was formerly the under secretary of the U.S. Air Force, serving as the Department of Defense’s executive agent for space. Sega also served as the director of Defense Research and Engineering and initiated the National Defense Education Program. He served in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves, retiring as a major general. Previously, he was also a NASA astronaut who flew two missions on Space Shuttle Discovery. Sega was appointed to a seat representing the aerospace industry.