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Charles Bolden

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Charles Bolden
12th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
In office
July 17, 2009 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyDava Newman
Preceded byMichael D. Griffin
Succeeded byJim Bridenstine
Personal details
Charles Frank Bolden, Jr.

(1946-08-19) August 19, 1946 (age 77)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Alma materUnited States Naval Academy
University of Southern California
United States Naval Test Pilot School
AwardsDefense Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
Distinguished Flying Cross
Military service
AllegianceUnited States of America
Branch/serviceUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1968–2004
Rank Major General
CommandsI Marine Expeditionary Force (FWD)
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
Battles/warsVietnam War
Operation Desert Thunder

Charles Frank Bolden, Jr. (born August 19, 1946)[1] was the 12th Administrator of NASA from 2009 through 2017. He is a retired United States Marine Corps Major General, and former NASA astronaut.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bolden, Charles F. Jr.". Current Biography Yearbook 2010. Ipswich, MA: H.W. Wilson. 2010. pp. 50–53. ISBN 9780824211134.