December 11, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Anthony J. Calio to be Deputy Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He would succeed James Patrick Walsh.

Since 1977 Dr. Calio has served as Associate Administrator for Space and Terrestrial Applications at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He was the Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Science in 1975-77 and began his NASA career in 1963, when he joined the Electronics Research Task Group in the NASA Headquarters Office of Advanced Research and Technology.

In 1964 he was appointed Chief of Research and Engineering at the newly established Electronics Research Center in Boston. He returned to NASA Headquarters, Manned Space Science Program Office, in 1965. Dr. Calio transferred to the Johnson Space Center in 1968 and was named Director of Science and Applications in 1969. During this period, he was a member of NASA's Apollo management team specifically responsible for implementing and directing all aspects of the program's science activities for all missions from Apollo 7 through Apollo 17.

Prior to joining NASA, he was employed as a nuclear physicist with the Westinghouse Atomic Power Division in Pittsburgh, Pa. He served in the United States Army Chemical Corps in 1954-56.

Dr. Calio graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.S., 1953), did graduate work in physics at the University of Pennsylvania and the Carnegie Institute of Technology, and in 1974, received an honorary D. Sc. from the Washington University of St. Louis. He is married, has four children, and resides in Bethesda, Md. He was born October 27, 1929, in Philadelphia, Pa.