Milton Pope

Profile Updated: November 7, 2015
Milton Pope
Milton Pope


Milton Pope


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Glendale, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Sharon Ruth Pope
Occupation: Air Force Government Service Program Manager recently retired
Children: Kevin Christopher Pope 34, born 1981
Deborah Ruth Pope 28, born 1984
1-year old grandson, More…London - parents Kevin & Katie Pope

My classmates inspired me to accomplish as much personally and professionally as story:
FAMILY Married Sharon Ruth Early on Oct 4th, 1975. Have a 32 year-old son Kevin Christopher Pope, 9/21/81, married with a 1-year old son (B.S. and M.S. at USC, now senior scientist in technical firm in LA); daughter Deborah Ruth Pope, 12/16/86. (B.A. and Education), teaching in elementary school in Los Angeles.
EDUCATION Completed a BS in Elec. Eng., ASU, 1959; completed an MS in Math & Phil UofA,1964; completed an MS in Engineering-Econ Systems, Stanford Univ. 1967;completed a Ph.D. at Stanford Univ. 1973, in Operations Research and Engineering Management.
PROFESSIONAL Assistant Professor in Systems Engr at Stanford for 5 years; transitioned to Investment Banking in New York City - split 9 years between Wall Street for Chase Manhattan Bank and Citibank headquarter on Park Ave.
In 1976 became Director of Industrial Engineering for Hughes Electronics, headquartered in Los Angeles, with staff at all five Hughes Division locations. Selected to join Hughes Space and Communication as Director Satellite Reliability. Retired in 2002. Jointed The Aerospace Corporation assisting the Air Force Space and Missile systems center in Los Angeles - 2002-2009, retirement 2009 Recruited by the Air Force Space and Missile Systems center in 2010 to a Government Service Director position to become the Acquisition Program Manager as the Air Force final reliability officer for rockets from Lockheed Martin and Boeing, launching billion dollar classified satellites for our war-fighters.
Proudest Accomplishments
(1) Being selected to teach the maximum five year term for in-university graduates, to both graduates and undergraduates in operations research and computer systems - (recognizing that most were significantly brighter than I).
(2) Surviving for over nine years in investment banking in New York City for Chase Manhattan Bank on Wall Street, and Citibank on Park Avenue.
(3) Convening in my home weekly for over 55 years, leadership training sessions primarily for young men 21 - 35 for preparation in ethics, spiritual faith, completed college and financial capability to professionally and adequately support marriage to a similarly prepared young lady.
(4) One additional proud accomplishment was the privilege to serve as the Air Force Acquisition Program Manager for the completion of the risk assessments for the Lockheed Martin Atlas and Boeing Delta rockets launching the multi-million dollar government satellites. I was able to cover 40 successful launches - the longest straight manifest of any Acquisition Program Manager (a lot of luck for that to happen). I must I miss it!!!

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For the 27 years until 2017, as the launch vehicle, rocket verification manager, I was able to confirm 29 successful war fighter satellite vehicles. I miss the action. 3/19/2021

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Hoping life is treating you well. I enjoyed our times together. Milton

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JO...Wishing a most delightful birthday and year ahead!!!!!

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Nov 19, 2015 at 5:45 PM

A little late here but I enjoyed our conversation at the end of the recent reunion I would appreciate it if we could continue. Please feel free to contact me at or better 818 434-8606. Looking forward to it. Milton Pope

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Update on 11-16-15
This is a request for contact with classmates who will be reading this and can forward to me an email address and phone,..hoping to keep in better contact going forward, and mail a special AF coin to those I missed at the 1955 reunion. 818 434-8606. My thanks, Milton

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Jim Great track record. Let's keep in contact 818 434-8606 Thanks, Milton Pope

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Nov 06, 2015 at 7:06 PM

Virginia you were one of my favorite people -- the very best to you going forward. Milton Pope

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Nov 06, 2015 at 6:29 PM

Dear Friend ,,,, enjoyed so much our fond memories of Mansfeld and THS Thanks for your note to me here, Let's keep in touch 818 434-8606

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Let's connect 818 434-8606 looking forward to more. Milton Pope

Nov 06, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Had no idea you had such a wonderful "drop-out" life. I had a boat and sailed but nothing like you experienced. Sorry we were not able to connect more at the reunion. May you stay safe and healthy. The Best Milton Pope

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