Frederick Drew Gregory
Frederick Drew Gregory is a former NASA Astronaut and former NASA Deputy Administrator. He also served briefly as NASA Acting Administrator in early 2005, covering the period between the departure of Sean O'Keefe and the swearing in of Michael Griffin. Prior to becoming the Deputy Administrator, Mr. Gregory served as the Associate Administrator for Space Flight from December 2001 to August 2002. From June 1992 to December 2001, he held the position of Associate Administrator, Office of Safety and Mission Assurance. He retired from NASA in December 2005 and has worked as an independent consultant since then. Mr. Gregory holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master's degree in Information Systems from George Washington University.
He was a recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Executives for 2003. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Superior Service Medal, 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 16 Air Medals, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal; his NASA awards include 3 Space Flight Medals, 2 Outstanding Leadership Medals, Distinguished Service Medal. In 2004 and 2005, he was designated one of the 50 Most Important Blacks in Technology. He was also awarded the Air Force Association Ira Eaker Award, as well as numerous civic and community honors.