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J.R. Wilson

J.R. Wilson has been a full-time freelance writer, focusing primarily on aerospace, defense and high technology, since 1992, when he finished a four-year assignment as North American Group Editor for the UK-based Jane’s Information Group. A 1971 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he spent eight years with United Press International before joining McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. as head of public relations for the space sector. A similar post with defense simulation contractor Cubic Corp. was followed by a brief stint as president and CEO of a small manufacturing firm in San Diego.

Wilson has authored or co-authored more than 100 books, for 25 years wrote a bi-weekly computer magazine column, was creative director and editor-in-chief of Today’s Officer magazine and created three of the first professional, for-profit magazines exclusive to the Internet. The former Midwest farm boy has traveled the world for research and interviews on more than 2000 articles that have appeared in dozens of international magazines and websites. In addition to Jane’s and Faircount, those have included Aerospace Asia/Pacific, Aerospace America, Air Transport World, Armed Forces Journal, C4ISR Journal, Destination Las Vegas, Military Technology, Military & Aerospace Electronics, Military Medical Technology, Parlay, PM Network, Sea Power, Signal, Training & Simulation Journal, Unmanned Vehicles, World Dredging, MySAP, and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

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