Marc T. Apter
was born and raised in New Jersey USA, and received a BSEE
(Electronics) Degree from The Pennsylvania State University
in 1964. He served in the U.S. Navy on active duty for
five years, first as the first Electronic Material Officer (EMO)
aboard the USS BROOKE (DEG-1), and then as EMO and
Instructor at the Fleet Training Center, Mayport, Florida,
followed by 21 years service in the U.S. Naval
Reserve, retiring as a Commander. At the same time Apter
worked in Washington, DC and Arlington, Virginia, USA for
the U.S. Navy’s Naval Ship Systems Command and its
successor, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), for 11
years, with the responsibility for installation of various
electronic and other systems on ships. In 1980 he was
transferred to the U.S. Navy’s Chief of Naval Material for
five years, developing Electronic Maintenance Policy,
auditing Maintenance Planning for new systems, and
overseeing procurement and operations budgets.
He then returned to NAVSEA for 15 years until his
retirement; first managing its Metrology and Calibration
Program; then managing the Navy's Maintenance and
Configuration Management Programs; and finally as the NAVSEA
Command Information Systems Security Manager for more then
25 sites and Head of the Information Technology Operations
and Maintenance Branch (developing policy for more then
40,000 government and contractor employees and managing IT
operations for 6000 nodes at the headquarters complex).
After retirement from government service, Apter then went to
work for EG&G Technical Services, now URS Corporation, in
Arlington, Virginia, USA and later Dahlgren, Virginia, as a
Senior Information Assurance Specialist, developing security
documentation for U.S. Government shipboard computer
systems, and assorted computer and web based systems and
He retired from URS in September 2011.
Apter has been active as a local leader in the Scouting
movement from 1986-Present.
Apter has been a member of the IEEE for 49 continuous years,
joining his Universities Joint IRE/AIEE Student Branch in
his Junior Year, and becoming a Student Member in 1963.
Elevated to IEEE Member status in 1965, Apter was advanced
to Senior Member in 1982.
positions held and honors received include the following:
IEEE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEES: V.P. Regional
Activities, 2004-2005; Region 2 Director, 2001-2002; Member
IEEE Ethics Member Conduct Committee, 2003-05; Member
Information Technology Strategy Committee (ITSC), 2006-2007,
and corresponding Member in 2008; Member New Initiatives
Committee (NIC), 2006-2008; Chair Presidential Adhoc IEEE as
a Model Global Association, 2009.
REGIONAL ACTIVITIES BOARD/MEMBER AND GEOGRAPHIC ACTIVITIES
BOARD: Member, 2001-2007; Chair 2004-2005; Past-Chair,
2006-2007 & 2009; Vice-Chair Member Activities, 2003; Chair
Member Engagement and Life Cycle Committee, 2008; Chair MGA
N&A Committee, 2009; Member Individual Benefits and Services
Committee, 2008; Member Admission and Advancement Committee,
Founding Member & Member vTools Committee, 2007-2009.
Member of IEEE Spectrum Editorial Advisory Board, 2008-2011
IEEE-USA/USAB: IEEE-USA Board of Directors Member,
2001-2002; IEEE-USA Critical Information Protection
Committee, Member 2007-2010, Chair 2009-10; IEEE-USA
Government Fellows Committee, Member 2010-2011, Chair 2010;
IEEE-USA Liaison Representative to the IEEE Ethics
Committee, 1997-98; Member Nominations & Appointments
Committee, 2004; TAB/USAB U.S. Technology Policy Committee,
Member 1988-93 & 1982-85, Chair 1992-93; USAB Employment
Assistance Committee, Member 1987-89; USAB Environmental
Quality Committee, Member 1978-85, Chair 1984; USAB Ethics
Committee, Member 1989-95, Chair 1994.
REGION AND SECTION:
Director Region 2, 2001-2002; Treasurer Region 2, 1994-98;
Region 2 Life Member Coordinator, 2009-2012; Parliamentarian
and Bylaws Chair, 2007-2012; National Capital Area Council
Chair, 1990-91; Northern Virginia Section, Chair, 1987-88.
IEEE SOCIETIES, CHAPTERS AND STUDENT BRANCHES:
Nano-Technology Council Secretary, 2007-2011; Social
Implications of Technology Society Member of AdCom 1982-93,
Treasurer 1985-93, Chapters Chair 1982-85, Professional
Activities Chair 1982-85, Northern Virginia/Baltimore/
Washington Chapter Founding Chair, 1982-84; Penn State
University Student Branch Member, 1962-64.
CONFERENCES AND OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVES:
IEEE-USA Annual Meeting, Chair 2012; USAB’s U.S. Technology
Policy Conference, Finance Chair 1984, and Session
Coordinator 1989; AAES Government Affairs Conference, IEEE
Sessions Chair, 1991-93; AAES Coordinating Committee on
Environment Member, 1984.
AWARDS: National Capital Area Distinguished Member Award,
2007; James F. Strother Meritorious Service Award, 2006;
IEEE Millennium Medal, 2000; IEEE Centennial Award, 1984.
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