Capt. Robert Salas (USAF ret)
2007 PRG Disclosure Award
He was present at one of the most important sightings in the 20th Century - the 1967 Malmstrom Air Force Base multiple missile shutdown. He could have remained silent along with the numerous other witnesses form that night, but he choose to speak out. For twelve years he has told his story. It cannot be told too often.
Capt. Salas served on active duty with the U.S. Air Force for seven years after graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1964. He served at Tyndall AFB, Florida before his assignment at Maelstrom in 1966. He earned a masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He also worked with the Titan III Missile Systems program office at Los Angeles AFS. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1971, Mr. Salas briefly worked as an engineer for Martin-Marietta Aerospace and Rockwell International. From 1974 until his retirement in 1995, Mr. Salas worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an aircraft structures engineer. He is currently employed as a high school mathematics teacher.
His book, Faded Giant, written with James Klotz, goes into detail about the 1967 incident and concomitant issues. He has spoken publicly about the Malmstrom events since 1995.
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