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James R. Ambrose

James R. Ambrose

James R. Ambrose (born August 16, 1922) was an aerospace executive who was United States Under Secretary of the Army from 1981 to 1988.


James R. Ambrose was born in The Catholic University of America, and the University of Maryland, but did not receive degrees from any of those institutions.

During World War II, Ambrose worked at the United States Naval Research Laboratory, and stayed on there after the war. While there, he worked on radar, semiconductors, nuclear weapons, and nuclear reactors.

In late 1955, Ambrose was one of the co-founders of Systems Research Corporation. Systems Research Corporation was subsequently acquired by the Ford Motor Company, laying the foundation for what would become Ford Aerospace. Ambrose worked in management at Ford Aerospace for thirty-six years. He worked mainly on technical aspects of [[defense

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