Awards & Winners

Joseph V. Charyk

Date of Birth 09-September-1920
Place of Birth Canmore
(Bow Valley, Alberta, Canada, Division No. 15, Alberta, Bighorn No. 8, Alberta's Rockies)
Nationality Canada
Also know as Joseph Charyk
Joseph Vincent Charyk was the first Director of the National Reconnaissance Office. Charyk consolidated the CIA, Air force, and Navy space programs into the NRO. He brought the first United States imagery satellite, CORONA, into operation and demonstrated signals intelligence technology from space. During his tenure, the NRO operated the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft and managed development of the A-12. In 1974, he received the Emmy Directorate Award for his work with COMSAT.

Awards by Joseph V. Charyk

Check all the awards nominated and won by Joseph V. Charyk.


National Medal of Technology and Innovation
(For employment of the concept of the geosynchronous communications satellite systems as the basis for a global telecommunications system, established by international agreement, and for his guidance in the development and growth of the intelsat system, which today services over 150 nations and territories.)


International Emmy Award for Directorate
(President, Communications Satellite Corporation)