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Anthony Coppola is a Scientific Advisor to the Reliability Analysis Center operated by IIT Research Institute. He is the editor of the RAC Journal, an instructor in Reliability Engineering training courses, and the author of the "TQM Toolkit." Before joining IITRI, he spent 36 years developing reliability and maintainability engineering techniques at the Air Force Rome Laboratory, formerly known as the Rome Air Development Center. His last assignment at Rome Laboratories was as the Commander's Special Assistant for Total Quality Management.
Mr. Coppola holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics and a Master's in Engineering Administration, both from Syracuse University. He also completed the Industrial College of the Armed Forces correspondence program in National Security Management, and the Air War College Seminar Program. He has been a guest instructor for the Air Force Institute of Technology, the Air Force Academy, and George Washington University. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a recipient of the IEEE Centennial medal. He also hold Air Force Medals for Outstanding Civilian Career Performance and Meritorious Civilian Service. He was the General Chairman of the 1990 Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium.