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Wasatch Chapter Meeting -- Charlie Vono, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Programs Featuring the Minuteman III System

  • Date:
    Mar 8, 2018 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Address: 3800 North Fairfield Road East
  • Location: Layton, Utah USA
  • Venue:
  • Contact: Paul White
  • Email:
  • Phone: 385-393-2137
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Come join us for dinner, networking, and a featured presentation.  Remote attendance is available upon request.

We sincerely thank KIHOMAC for their support of our chapter! We recognize and value the support of local companies.

Thursday, March 8
Times: 6-8 p.m. (Mountain Time)
  • 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. -- Dinner & Networking
  • 6:30 - 6:45 p.m. -- Chapter Announcements
  • 6:45 - 8:00 p.m. -- Featured Presentation (45 minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes of questions/discussion)
3800 North Fairfield Road East
Layton, Utah 84041
(Across from Janicki Industries)

Remote Participation:



Charlie Vono will share stories and experiences from his time working on the Minuteman III ICBM programs.  He will talk for 50 minutes and leave time for questions during and afterward.  He will share unclassified, non-sensitive information about the entire weapon system and its mission.

Professional Biography:

Charlie Vono
Charlie Vono is a retired USAF colonel and retired TRW/Northrop Grumman senior manager. He earned his Astronautical Engineering BS from the USAF Academy in 1976 and then was aircraft commander on the KC-135Q tankers that supported the world-wide recon mission of the fastest aircraft ever built, the SR-71. After a second assignment as Software Systems Chief for the USAF’s Inertial Upper Stage (a sophisticated booster for our sophisticated NRO recon satellites) and earning an MS in Systems Management, Charlie joined TRW where he spent 30 years as a systems engineer sustaining ICBMs. Assignments as a USAF Reservist include: writing the first Hill AFB Quality Plan, F-16 Structural Engineer, and a position on the joint staff at Pacific Command. In retirement, Charlie writes and speaks about his exciting and interesting career and spreads the word on the best approaches to sustaining complex systems. You can find his technical papers and his blogs at  You can find his multi-volume series of ebooks on "Fundamentals of Complex System Sustainment" by searching "charles vono" on

Please contact Paul White, Chapter President, at 385-393-2137 or