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Published April 23, 2010, 04:51 PM

Palmer to Head UND UAS Center

Al Palmer will head UND's Center for UAS Research, Education and Training after the departure of Jeff Kappenman, who resigned to pursue other career opportunities and be closer to family.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - The University of North Dakota has

named an interim director for its unmanned aircraft systems

program.

Al Palmer will head UND's Center for UAS Research, Education and

Training after the departure of Jeff Kappenman, who resigned to

pursue other career opportunities and be closer to family.

Palmer recently retired after serving for 10 years as director

of flight operations at UND's John D. Odegard School of Aerospace

Sciences. He also is a brigadier general and chief of staff in the

North Dakota Air National Guard.

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