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John C. Brizendine

Retired, Group President, Lockheed Corporation
1990 DESA Recipient
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  • B.S., M.S. Aeronautical Engineering, 1949 & 1950

John C. Brizendine is known for his leadership in the aerospace industry. His management of the DC-9 and DC-10 programs proved his expertise in aircraft design and team supervision, and earned him an appointment to the NASA Aerospace Advisory Panel.

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times