2017 NASA African American History Month Profile – Clifton T Arnold, Jr , Stennis Space Center
Clifton T. Arnold, Jr. is a senior project manager with NASA’s Rocket Propulsion Test Program Office at John C. Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. He has the oversight and insight responsibility for simulating altitude rocket testing at Glenn Research Center’s Lewis Field and Plum Brook Station in Ohio. He serves on various Agency teams for engineering standards and pressure systems management. Arnold received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering for Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. He also earned a Master’s degree in Divinity from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree. Arnold’s federal career spans 31 years with NASA and DoD, serving in positions such as a Safety and Mission Assurance Lead, Lead Operations Engineer for Manned and ELV Payloads, Project Manager Shuttle Ground Operations and DoD Armament Systems Engineer. He has authored and presented technical papers at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and Joint Army, Navy, NASA and Air Force (JANNAF) conferences.