Dr. Stanley G. Rosen Biography

Stan Rosen Biography

Dr. Stanley G. Rosen

Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
National Space Society

Dr. Stanley G. Rosen is Professor of Acquisition Management, Defense Acquisition University. Dr. Rosen joined the faculty of DAU in December 2008. He has had extensive experience in strategic planning and program management during a career spanning over four decades. His activities as a business and organizational strategy consultant include work with Toffler Associates, the executive advisory firm formed by Alvin and Heidi Toffler. In addition, Rosen was Director of Strategic Development and Integration for Boeing Satellite Systems. In this capacity, he was responsible for development of Boeing’s strategy for succeeding in the global satellite market, serving a wide variety of US Government and international commercial customers. Prior to the acquisition of Hughes Space and Communications by Boeing, he led Hughes’ ballistic missile defense architecture development and was Strategic Planning Director for Hughes Defense Systems.

Before joining Hughes, Dr. Rosen held scientific, engineering, program management, strategy and policy development positions with the U.S. Air Force, during which time he worked on a wide variety of NASA, Air Force and classified space activities. His last position in a distinguished 21-year military career was Director of Long Range Planning, Space Systems Division, Air Force Systems Command.

Dr. Rosen earned a BS from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a MS in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and a Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

He has served in various volunteer capacities, and is formerly the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Space Society. He was a national board member and Vice President of Public Policy of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is a former Chairman and board member of the California Space Authority and Past President of the Association for Strategic Planning, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He is a certified Strategic Management Professional.

He and his wife Anne live in Los Angeles, California, and have seven children.

You can hear Dr. Rosen as a guest on The Space Show (Internet radio program December 25, 2010) speaking about using space to improve life on Earth and revolutionary space applications: