Bruce Wald ’53 died on February 14, 2021, in Arlington, Virginia
(The following was published by Dignity Memorial)
Bruce Wald died on February 14, 2021 at the age 86 from heart failure. He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Elizabeth, five children, eleven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He began his professional career at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), where he made major contributions to the world’s first reconnaissance satellite and a system for the radiolocation of enemy submarines, founded NRL’s first computer science branch, led its communication sciences division, and retired as executive director of space and communications. Following these thirty-three years at NRL, Dr. Wald embarked on a twenty-seven-year second career consulting to industry, the Department of Defense, and the intelligence community, retiring in 2013 after sixty years of service to national defense.