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Herman R. Staudt

Herman R. Staudt (born 1926) was United States Under Secretary of the Army from 1973 to 1975.[1]


Early Years

Herman R. Staudt was born in Yonkers, New York on June 29, 1926. At age 19, he enrolled in the United States Army in 1945, in the midst of World War II. He served in the Army until 1947, leaving with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was educated at New York University, receiving his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1947, and then at Rutgers University, receiving an Master in Electrical Engineering in 1949.

After graduating, Staudt joined the Signal Corps Laboratories, a part of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, at Fort Monmouth, first as a field test engineer then as chief project engineer, and then as chief of the Tactical Systems Section.


In 1954, Staudt joined Martin Marietta in Baltimore, working as assistant project engineer on the MGM-1 Matador, then as project engineer of the Missile Master Electronic Defense System, then as operations manager of its Electronics Division. In 1957, he transferred from Baltimore to Orlando to become director of Martin Marietta's MGM-18 Lacrosse missile program. He was director of the MGM-31 Pershing program from 1961 to 1967.

In 1967, Staudt enrolled in the MIT Sloan School of Management and received an Master in Management in 1968.

Staudt returned to Martin Marietta in 1968 as Vice President, Management Operations. In 1972, he became vice president of operations for the Martin Marietta's Orlando Aerospace Division.

In 1973, President of the United States Richard Nixon nominated Staudt as United States Under Secretary of the Army and Staudt subsequently held this office from October 16, 1973 until May 22, 1975.


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Preceded by
Kenneth E. BeLieu
United States Under Secretary of the Army
October 16, 1973 – May 22, 1975
Succeeded by
Norman Ralph Augustine

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