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Mulville Named Associate Deputy Administrator

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 1999

Sarah Keegan

Headquarters, Washington, DC

(Phone: 202/358-1600)

RELEASE: 99-146

MULVILLE NAMED ASSOCIATE DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR

NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin selected NASA's Chief Engineer, Dr. Daniel R. Mulville, as the space agency's Associate Deputy Administrator, effective January 1, 2000. He replaces General John R. Dailey, who is leaving to head the National Air & Space Museum.

As Associate Deputy Administrator, Mulville will plan, direct and manage the daily operations and reinvention activities of the Agency.

"NASA's Associate Deputy Administrator is my most senior advisor on Agency operations, and I am very pleased that Dan Mulville has agreed to accept this position," Goldin said. "Dan has done an outstanding job over the past four years as NASA's Chief Engineer, and I look forward to working with him in his new position."

As the Agency's Chief Engineer since 1995, Mulville has been responsible for overall review of the technical readiness and execution of all NASA programs, ensuring that development efforts and mission operations of the agency are conducted on a sound engineering basis.

Prior to Mulville's appointment as Chief Engineer, he was the Director of the Engineering and Quality Management Division in the Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, responsible for development of NASA's engineering and quality assurance standards for design and development of spacecraft and aeronautics systems. From 1986 to 1990, Mulville was Deputy Director of the Materials and Structures Division in NASA's Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology.

Mulville served as the Structures Technology Manager at the Naval Air Systems Command from 1979 to 1986. He led the development of structural design, test, and certification methods and was the program manager for development of composites for the AV-8B, F/A-18 and advanced aircraft and missile programs.

He was awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and has received the Meritorious and Distinguished Executive Rank Awards for management and leadership.

Mulville received his bachelor of mechanical engineering degree in 1962 and master of science degree in engineering in 1966 from the George Washington University and a doctorate in structural mechanics from Catholic University in 1974. He attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1985-86.

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