Robert J. Hermann

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Robert J. Hermann
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8th Director of the National Reconnaissance Office
In office
8 Oct 1979[1] – 2 Aug 1981
President Jimmy Carter/Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Hans Mark
Succeeded by Edward Aldridge Jr.
Personal details
Born (1933-04-06) April 6, 1933 (age 83)
Sheldahl, Iowa

Robert Jay Hermann (born April 6, 1933)[2] was the eighth Director of the National Reconnaissance Office.

Hermann was the major architect of the National Security Agency's expanded role in space reconnaissance. In addition, he advocated broadening the NRO's support to tactical military customers. Hermann was also responsible for establishing the Defense Reconnaissance Support Program.[3]


  1. ^ Laurie, Clayton. Leaders of the National Reconnaissance Office 1961-2001. Office of the Historian, National Reconnaissance Office. 1 May 2002.
  2. ^ Marquis Who's Who on the Web
  3. ^ National Reconnaissance Office: Robert J. Hermann official biography

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