Mr. Ted Sendak

Principal Research Scientist, Rotorcraft Systems Engineering & Simulation Center (RSESC)


Theodore T. Sendak is currently a consulting employee for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Prior to consulting he was a Director and Assistant Vice President for SAIC, providing project management and specialized consulting for a number of Government agencies. Mr. Sendak is also a Researcher on Call for The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Born in Gary, Indiana, Mr. Sendak graduated from the Unites States Military Academy in 1966. He later earned dual Masters degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering from Auburn University and a Masters in Military Art and Science from the Army Command and General Staff College. He attended the Executive Education Program at Harvard University.

Prior to his joining SAIC, Mr. Sendak was the Director of Systems Engineering for Lear Siegler Services, Inc. (LSI), an Annapolis based services company specializing in aircraft maintenance and technologies. Mr. Sendak was responsible for Government engineering and technical support services contracts, focused primarily on ground and air systems from requirements through prototyping.

Mr. Sendak was President and CEO of Vitronics Inc, a New Jersey based small business specializing in command & control, technical studies, and information technology systems in support of the US Army. He had previously held the positions of Vice President for Research and Engineering and Director of Program Management for the company.

Mr. Sendak retired from the Army in 1992 after 26 years of service. Significant positions in the Army included the Director of Combat Developments for Army Aviation and the Army Armaments Officer in the Office of the Defense Advisor, United States Mission to NATO. He graduated from the United States Army War College and was a Senior Service College Fellow in the Strategic Studies Institute. His military career included command of Cavalry, Armor, Aviation, and Infantry units in Europe, Vietnam, Hawaii and the continental United States. Other significant positions included Department of the Army Systems Coordinator in the Office of the Chief of Staff for Research, Development and Acquisition, the Pentagon; and Tactical Officer and Assistant Professor of Engineering Fundamentals at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College. Mr. Sendak received numerous military awards for valor in combat and for meritorious service and was a Master Army Aviator, Airborne and Ranger qualified.

Mr. Sendak is active in the Army Aviation Association of America, National Defense Industrial Association, and the Association of the United States Army. He has published numerous papers and articles on both tactical and technical subjects, winning a writing excellence award from Military Review.

He is married to the former Christine Louise Vincent. They have three children: Theodore Tipton, Jr., Matthew Vincent, and Catherine Elisabeth.


  • Executive Education Program, Harvard University
  • M.S., Military Art & Science, Army Command & General Staff College
  • M.S., Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Auburn University
  • B.S., United States Military Academy, 1966