United States of America
1945 - 2019
James A. O'Malley III, US Army engineer, passed away on Oct. 1, 2019. He was born July 13, 1945 in Washington, D.C., to James A. O’Malley Jr. and Clela O’Malley. He served in the US Army as a captain in the 1960s, and then continued as an Army civilian aerospace engineer for over 51 years. O’Malley worked for the Army aviation development commands throughout his career. That included serving in the US Army Aviation Materiel Laboratories (AVLABS) in Ft. Eustis, Virginia; in the Development and Qualification Directorate of the US Army Aviation Research & Development Command (AVRADCOM) in St. Louis, Missouri in the 1980s and 1990s; and finally, in the Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED) of the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) at Redstone Arsenal in the 2000s. In his obituary, his family noted that, “Jim really loved his work, and was always passionate about his career.”
O’Malley was a member of VFS for nearly 50 years and the author of several technical papers, primarily in the 2000s.
Society Update: Vertiflite March/April 2020