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Director, North America Region - Scott Atkinson

Scott Atkinson

Scott received his BS in Physics Degree from Texas A&M University - Kingsville in 1961. Upon graduation, he entered the U. S. Air Force Officers Training School. Receiving his Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant, he entered training in communications & electronics and in May 1962 became an U. S. Air Force Communications Service Communications Officer.

He subsequently was assigned as the Itazuke AFB, Japan as Base Communications Operations Officer responsible for 166 operations personnel. Upon completing that three (3) year tour, he was assigned as an Advisor to the California Air National Guard in Compton, CA. Upon release from active duty in 1967, he went to work for Lockheed Electronics Company as a Communications Engineer on the Apollo Communications Sub-System at NASA’s Houston Manned Spacecraft Center. His next position was on the corporate staff of the 50th largest company on the Fortune 500 list: Tenneco Inc, Houston, TX. While there his functions included: Communications Engineer, Senior Communications Engineer, Staff Communications Engineer and Network Operations Department Manager. During this engagement, he received an MBA from Pepperdine University in 1980.

His next major position was as a Senior Technical Specialist for the Business Telecommunications Systems at the United Services Automobile Association (USAA). Upon his retirement from USAA and the Air Force Reserves, he organized ICSI Consulting Services. After ten years of successful consulting activities, he decided to completely retire and became a full time volunteer for the IEEE.

Scott retired as a Lt. Col, USAF with Meritorious Service and Commendation Medals in addition to National Defense and longevity service ribbons.