George S. Pick was born in Budapest, Hungary, and spent his childhood there during the war. In 1956, Mr. Pick received a diploma in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Budapest. He left Hungary during the revolution of that year and settled in the United States. He joined the faculty of Catholic University as an instructor in 1957, earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from that institution in 1962, and became an assistant professor of mechanical engineering there in 1963. In addition to teaching, he was a part-time consultant with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in 1962 and with the National Engineering Science Company in 1964, which he joined in 1965. He went to Naval Ship Research and Development Center in 1966 as an aerospace engineer, where his principal area of activity was high-speed gas dynamics. Between 1977 and 1988, Mr. Pick worked as an Engineering Manager in the Navy’s High Energy Laser Program Office. He was Systems Engineering Manager in the NATO Seasparrow Project Office from 1988 to 1994. Mr. Pick retired from the government in January 1995 but continues to work as a private consultant. He has been a volunteer with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum since January 1993.