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NASA Names Scales Associate Administrator for Institutions and Management

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2006

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NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale announced Monday Charles H. Scales as the new associate administrator for the Office of Institutions and Management.

In his new position, Scales manages the operational and management support activities across the agency. He also ensures the agency work force, infrastructure, and facility capabilities are working together in support of NASA's long-range needs.

A NASA veteran of more than 33 years, Scales comes to Headquarters from the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., where he's been the deputy director in the Office of Center Operations since 2005. Prior to that, he served as director of the Center Operations Directorate at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.

Scales began his NASA career in 1973 as a cooperative education student in the Management Services Office at Marshall. He earned a bachelor's degree in general business from Alabama A&M University and joined the center's Institutional and Program Support Directorate as a communications specialist in 1975.

A 2005 inductee into the Alabama A&M University Alumni Hall of Fame, Scales has completed the Carnegie Mellon University senior executive seminar and the Federal Executive Institute's leadership for a democratic society course. He is a graduate of Leadership Huntsville and Leadership Alabama; both are nonprofit community and state organizations that nurture civic participation.

Scales has earned a number of awards, including a 1999 Space Flight Leadership Award recognizing outstanding leadership ability; the NASA Exceptional Service Medal, awarded for significant sustained performance contributing to the agency's mission; and the Silver Snoopy Award, the highest award bestowed by astronauts for outstanding contributions to flight safety and mission success.

The Office of Institutions and Management has a diversified portfolio and manages the following agency offices: Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Procurement, Human Capital Management, Infrastructure and Administration and the NASA Shared Services Center.

For information about NASA, the shuttle program and space flight, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/home

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