John R. "Jack" Garman
NASA Manned Spacecraft Center/Johnson Space Center
Jack receiving an award from Alan Shepard.
George Low is in the middle of this picture.
NASA JOHNSON SPACE CENTER ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
BIOGRAPHICAL DATA SHEET
NAME: John R. "Jack" Garman
ORAL HISTORY: 27 March 2001, 5 April 2001
B.S. in engineering physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1966
NASA Manned Spacecraft Center/Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX (1966-1986)
- Mission Planning and Analysis Division, Flight Support Division, Director of Flight Operations, (1966-1968)
- Group leader, Program Support Group of the Apollo Guidance Software Section, Flight Software Branch, Flight Software Division (1968-1971)
- Section Head, Guidance Programming Section, Flight Support Division (1971-1973)
- Orbiter Software Office/Spacecraft Software Division (1973-1974)
- Section Head, System Software Section, Spacecraft Software Division, Data Systems and Analysis Directorate (1974-1975)
- Technical Assistant to Chief, Space Software Division (1975-1976)
- Assistant Chief, Avionics Software Branch, Spacecraft Software Division (1976)
- Assistant Chief, Test and Operations Branch, Spacecraft Software Division, Director of Data Systems and Analysis (1977-1979)
- Systems Engineering Branch, Spacecraft Software Division (1980)
- Deputy Chief, Spacecraft Software Division (1982)
- Deputy Chief, Spacecraft Software Division, Director, Mission Support (1983)
- Chief, Institutional Data Systems Division (1984)
- Chief, Data Processing Systems Division (1985)
- Deputy Director, Director, Mission Support (1985-1986)
NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. (1986-1988)
- Director, Information Systems Services, Space Station Program Office (1986-1988)
NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX (1988-2000)
- Associate Director for Information Systems Planning, Director, Mission Support (1988-1990)
- Chief, Data Processing Systems Division (1989)
- Deputy Director, Information Systems Directorate (1990-1994)
- JSC Senior Installation Information Resources Management Council Official (1992-1994)
- Chief Information Officer (1994-2000)
OAO Corporation, Houston, TX (2000-Present): Vice President
PROFESSIONAL & HONORARY SOCIETIES:
Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
AWARDS & CITATIONS:
- NASA Outstanding Performance Award, 1968, 1970, 1982, 1985
- NASA Sustained Superior Performance Award, 1968, 1974
- NASA Group Achievement Award, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974
- NASA Group Award, 1969, 1970, 1974
- Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1970
- NASA Exceptional Service Medal, 1971, 1981
- NASA Quality Increase, 1977
- NASA Certificate of Appreciation, 1979
- NASA Certificate of Commendation Leadership Award, 1980
- NASA Special Award, 1980
- NASA Group Achievement Award, Avionics Software 1981
- NASA Group Achievement Award, Space Shuttle Orbiter Management Team, 1981
- Garman, John R. “The Bug Heard ‘Round the World.’” ACM Software Engineering Notes, 6, no. 5 (October 1981).
- Garman, John R. “Forecasting Trends in NASA Flight Software Development Tools.” In AIAA Computers in Aerospace IV Conference, A Collection of Technical Paper in Hartford, Connecticut, October 24-26, 1983. Washington, D.C.: AIAA, 1983.
- Garman, John R. “The Space Station Software Support Environment-Not Just What, But Why.” In Space Information Systems in the Space Station Era held in Washington, D.C and Greenbelt, Maryland 22-23 June 1987, edited by Mireille Gerard and Pamela W. Edwards, 139-146. Washington, D.C.: AIAA, 1987.
- Garman, John R. “Perspectives on NASA Flight Software Development-Apollo, Shuttle, Space Station.” In Second International Symposium on Space Information Systems held in Pasadena, California, 17-19 September 1990, edited by Leslie A. Tavenner, 485-491. Washington, D.C.: AIAA, 1990.
- John R. Garman, interview by Adam L. Gruen, 9 May 1988, Transcript, Oral History Collection, NASA History Office, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
- John R. Garman NASA Biographical Data Sheet (May 1985), John R. Garman Key Personnel File (Active), Awards Office, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.
- Johnson Space Center Telephone Directories (1973-1998), Organizational Series, Center Collection, History Collection, Scientific and Technical Information Center, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.
- Kelly Humphries, ed. “Biography: John R. Garman,” JSC Organizations Homepage, Online, http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/pao/org/bios/jgarman.html (Last Updated 1 April 1999; Accessed 1 June 2000).
- “Lawrence Sperry Award Form,” (15 September 1977), John R. Garman Key Personnel File (Active), Awards Office, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.
- Manned Spacecraft Center Telephone Directory (1972), Organizational Series, Center Collection, History Collection, Scientific and Technical Information Center, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.
BIOGRAPHICAL DATA SHEET CREATED: 14 JUNE 2000
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