| National Aeronautics
and Space Administration
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas 77058
Victor J. Glover (Lt. Commander, U.S. Navy)
NASA Astronaut Candidate
PERSONAL DATA: Born in Pomona, California. Married to the former Dionna Odom of Berkeley, California. They have four children. His mother lives in southern California and his father and step-mother live in Prosper, Texas.
EDUCATION: Ontario High School, Ontario, California, 1994. Bachelor of Science, General Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, 1999. Master of Science, Flight Test Engineering (USAF TPS), Air University, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 2007. Master of Science, Systems Engineering (PD-21), Naval Postgraduate School, 2009. Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, Montgomery, Alabama. 2010.
ORGANIZATIONS: Dean's Advisory Council, College of Engineering, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated; Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Member; National Society of Black Engineers; International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE); Tailhook Association - Life Member.
SPECIAL HONORS: Ontario High School 1994 athlete of the year; Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Service to the Community Award and community service notation on transcripts; Distinguished Graduate and Regimental Commander, United States Navy Officer Candidate School; Onizuka Prop Wash Award, United States Air Force Test Pilot School; Distinguished Graduate, Air Command and Staff College; Named one of Jet Magazine's inaugural 40 under 40 in 2013. Military decorations include a Navy Commendation Medal and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.
EXPERIENCE: Following commissioning Glover began
preflight training in Pensacola, Florida and completed his advanced flight
training in Kingsville, Texas, earning his wings of gold on December 14,
2001. In 2002, Glover reported to the Marine Fleet Replacement Squadron,
VMFAT-101, in Miramar, California. In 2003, after completing the F/A-18C
syllabus, he was assigned to the Blue Blasters of Strike Fighter Squadron
VFA-34 in Oceana, Virginia. With the Blue Blasters he completed the final
deployment of the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) in support of Operation
Iraqi Freedom. While deployed, he completed a Space Systems Certificate
from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Glover was then selected as the
United States Navy's exchange pilot to attend the Air Force Test Pilot
School. During the one-year experimental test piloting course, he flew
more than 30 aircraft in the United States and Italy. On June 9, 2007, he
was designated a test pilot. Glover then served as a test pilot with the
Dust Devils of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron VX-31 in China Lake,
California, testing various weapons systems on the F/A -18 Hornet, Super
Hornet and EA-18G Growler. In his off-duty hours, he earned a Master of
Science degree in Systems Engineering via NPS in Monterey, California. In
2009, Glover received orders to the Air Command and Staff College at
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Following graduation, Glover reported to
the Dambusters of Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-195, in Atsugi, Japan, where
he served as a Department Head. With the Dambusters, he deployed three
times to various locations in the Pacific Ocean. In 2012, Glover was
selected for the Legislative Fellowship. He reported to the Office of
Legislative Affairs in Washington, DC, and was assigned to the office of a
United States senator. While in Washington DC, he completed a Certificate
in Legislative Studies at Georgetown University. Glover was a Legislative
Fellow in the United States Senate when selected as an astronaut
Glover accumulated 2,000 flight hours in more than 40 aircraft, over 400 carrier arrested landings and 24 combat missions.
NASA EXPERIENCE: Glover was selected in June 2013, as one of eight members of the 21st NASA astronaut class. He is currently in Astronaut Candidate Training that includes scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in International Space Station systems, Extravehicular Activity (EVA), robotics, physiological training, T-38 flight training, and water and wilderness survival training.