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David Trask
MASINT Chair and Professor of the Practice
Department of Physics &
Space Systems Academic Group
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2219
Email: dmtrask (at)
MS - Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 1991
BA - University of California, Santa Barbara, 1975
  • 2001 Present: Measurement and Signatures Intelligence (MASINT) Chair, Space Systems Academic Group and Department of Physics
  • June 2001: Retired, US Air Force. Rank: Colonel
  • 1997 2001: Directed MASINT research and development activities for the Defense Intelligence Agency
  • 1995 1997: Responsible for developing an integrated operational, systems and technical architecture for all airborne reconnaissance aircraft, to include newly emerging Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • 1993 1995: Commander, 343rd Reconnaissance Squadron, Offutt AFB, NE
  • 1991 1993: Operations Officer, 24th Reconnaissance Squadron and 343rd Reconnaissance Squadron. RC-135S COBRA BALL and RC-135V/W RIVET JOINT
  • 1989 1991: Reconnaissance Operations Officer, Strategic Air Command
  • 1987 1989: Reconnaissance Officer, RC-135U COMBAT SENT
  • 1984 1987: Reconnaissance Future Plans Officer, Strategic Air Command
  • 1980 1984: Crewmember, RC-135S COBRA BALL, Eielson AFB, AK
  • 1977 1980: Crewmember, B-52G, Mather AFB, CA
  • 1975 1977: Student Navigator, Electronic Warfare Officer, Mather AFB, CA
  • Airborne reconnaissance operations
  • Systems Architecture
  • My interest is in remote sensing with an emphasis on measurement and signatures applications. This interest applies to radar, electro-optical, seismic, acoustic, unintentional RF, chemical, biological and nuclear. Primary purpose is to develop new collection and processing techniques and capabilities for the intelligence community.

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