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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

George Wallot

George Wallot was born in 1942 and grew up in Mount Vernon, Ohio. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1962 after studying engineering for two years at Ohio State University. Upon joining the Army, he applied his interest in electronics and attended a twelve-week course in electronics entry with a radar focus at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. He then did six more months of training on the Nike Hercules missile tracking radar and associated test equipment at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. He graduated with honors from both courses. In 1963, George was assigned to Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska to the 194th Ordnance (it was later renamed the 524th Ordnance). He tested, repaired, and calibrated sub-assemblies for the four Nike Missile systems in the Anchorage area. His work at the Nike Sites included installing upgrades, fixing out of action systems, and training new ordnance technicians, as well as repairing damage and recalibrating systems after the Alaska Earthquake of 1964. George left Alaska and the Army in 1965, and graduated from college in 1969 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He has worked as a design engineer and quality control manager at General Electric (GE), as a manager of engineering, and for Boeing under their Sea Launch program launching satellites from the sea. He was honored with four US Patents from his work at GE, and over the years he trained many young engineers, many of whom went on to become engineering and quality managers. George retired from Boeing in 2011 and currently resides in Southern California.

George Wallot appears in the following new Jukebox projects: