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Wilcox Industries Welcomes Former NASA Astronaut William Shepherd To Team

Bill Shepherd

Newington, NH — Wilcox Industries Corp., manufacturer of specialty defense material, is proud to announce that William “Shep” Shepherd has joined the “Wilcox Team” as Vice President of Advanced Development and Restricted Programs. Shep’s distinguished career includes service as a Navy SEAL and a NASA astronaut.

“Shep’s experience and knowledge of special operations, aerospace, and defense activities will add unique depth to Wilcox’s development team. We are continuing to grow into new technology areas and we know that Shep will be instrumental in this process,” said Jim Teetzel, Wilcox CEO.

Capt. Shepherd’s career began as a Navy SEAL Officer with both East and West coast SEAL teams. In 1984, he was selected by NASA for the Astronaut program. He flew three Space Shuttle missions and was Program Manager for the International Space Station. In 2000 he commanded the First Expedition to the new Station. He later served as US Special Operations Command’s Science Advisor, where he managed the Forces’ science and technology portfolio.

Shep holds degrees in Aerospace, Mechanical, and Ocean Engineering from the Naval Academy and MIT. He has received many military and civilian awards including the Goddard and Collier trophies, and the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.


8 Responses to “Wilcox Industries Welcomes Former NASA Astronaut William Shepherd To Team”

  1. Stefan S. says:

    Gotta love that Golden Parachute!

  2. Paul says:

    So he’s an real-deal legit Space Shuttle Doorgunner then!

  3. MK EOD says:

    Earlier in his career, Commander Shepherd took to space to save all of humanity from the Reapers.

  4. Joe says:

    So ring-knocker-frog-astronaut…oh wait there’s two of them…

  5. threeseven says:

    Congressional Space Medal of Honor? Shouldn’t this guy be the President of the United States at the very least, if not the entire Earth?