Industrial engineer; costs expert; whistleblower. Born–July 31, 1926, Birmingham. Parents–Arthur A. and Grace Adelle Fitzgerald. Married– Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, B.S. (industrial engineering), 1951. Served in the U.S.Navy, WWII. Worked in private business, 1951-65. Employed by the Pentagon as Deputy for Management Systems, 1965-1969; fired in 1969 for revealing to a Senate Committee a two-billion dollar cost overrun on the contract for C5A cargo plane construction.  Worked as a management consultant while waging a legal battle for reinstatement. Rehired 1973. Worked in productivity management for the U.S.Air Force after 1982. Member Institute of Industrial Engineers; American Society for Quality Control; Fund for Constitutional Government; National Taxpayers Union. Awards: Nominee, Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, 1967; Judge Henry T. Edgerton Award, 1973; Freedom Award, 1967; Marshall Engineers and Scientists Association Award, 1977; Sigma Delta Chi First Amendment Award, 1986; Cavallo Foundation Award, 1988; First Amendment Award, 1989; Paul H. Douglas Ethics In Government Award, 1996.


Alabama Public Library Service files, Ramparts Magazine, June 1974, and Harpers, July 1974.


Exposing the Pentagon.  Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1981.

The High Priests of Waste. New York; Norton, 1972.

The Pentagonists; an Insider’s View of Waste, Mismanagement, and Fraud in Defense Spending. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1989.