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Nathan J. Lindsay

Nathan James Lindsay
BornMay 24, 1936
Monroe, Wisconsin
DiedMay 25, 2015(2015-05-25) (aged 79)
San Clemente, California
Buried
Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1959-1993
RankUS-O8 insignia.svg Major General
AwardsDefense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Master Astronaut Badge
Master Missile Badge

Nathan James Lindsay (May 24, 1936 – May 25, 2015) was a retired Major General in the United States Air Force and a former astronaut. He worked on the Titan III and the Air Force Satellite Control Network.

Early years

Lindsay was born in Monroe, Wisconsin,[1] and earned both a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[2] He then earned a master of science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California.

Military career

While studying at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Lindsay earned his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. He joined the Air Force in 1959, and in 1980 he was named director of operations support and interrogations in the Space Systems Division and in 1982 he was named assistant deputy commander for space operations. Lindsay worked on the Titan III and the Air Force Satellite Control Network. In 1987 he became Director of Special Projects in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, and was promoted to Major General in 1988.[3] Lindsay retired from the Air Force effective January 1, 1993.[4]

Lindsay died on May 25, 2015, one day after his 79th birthday.[5]

Awards

Awards he has received include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Master Astronaut Badge, and the Master Missile Badge.[6]

References

  1. ^ https://archive.is/20120717133454/http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=6208
  2. ^ "Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnusVolume 65, Number 3 (Dec. 1963)". University of Wisconsin. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "Biographies". Official United States Air Force Website. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "Program Directors of the NRO" (PDF). National Reconnaissance Office. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Nathan James Lindsay May 24, 1936 - May 25, 2015"
  6. ^ "Hove, Arthur (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnusVolume 65, Number 3 (Dec. 1963)". University of Wisconsin. Retrieved November 14, 2013.



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