Nathan J. Lindsay

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Nathan J. Lindsay
Born May 24, 1936
Monroe, Wisconsin
Died May 25, 2015
San Clemente, California
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1959-1993
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Awards Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Master Astronaut Badge
Master Missile Badge

Nathan J. Lindsay (born 1936) is a retired Major General in the United States Air Force and a former astronaut. He worked on the Titan III and the Air Force Satellite Control Network.

Early years[edit]

Lindsay was born in Monroe, Wisconsin,[1] and earned both a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.[2] He then earned a master of science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California.

Military career[edit]

While studying at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Lindsay earned his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. He joined the Air Force in 1959, and in 1980 he was named director of operations support and interrogations in the Space Systems Division and in 1982 he was named assistant deputy commander for space operations. Lindsay worked on the Titan III and the Air Force Satellite Control Network. In 1987 he became Director of Special Projects in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, and was promoted to Major General in 1988.[3] Lindsay retired from the Air Force effective January 1, 1993.[4]


Awards he has received include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Master Astronaut Badge, and the Master Missile Badge.[5]