PETER SALISBURY Ph.D.
SALISBURY Dr. PETER M. SALISBURY, Ph.D./DM (Age 74) Retired Dr. Peter M. Salisbury, age 74, who was a Scholar, Philanthropist, Electrical Engineer, Systems Manager, and Doctor of Management, died on February 13, 2017. Dr. Salisbury, born April 26, 1942, was a native of the Washington, DC area and graduated from Bethesda Chevy Chase (BCC) Senior High School 1960. Dr. Salisbury served in the United States Air Force and afterwards, in 1962, moved to Washington State to earn higher education. Dr. Salisbury's 45 year Federal career began in 1967 with the Department of Defense (DoD) for the United States Navy at Keyport, WA. Dr. Salisbury served at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center-TRIDENT Submarine Base, Bangor, WA by developing and testing submarine combat systems and undersea warfare weapons. In 1985, Dr. Salisbury promotionally transferred within DoD to Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in Washington, DC as an Electronics Engineer, Systems Manager, and Doctor for the Navy's Fleet of Aircraft Carriers, Destroyers, and US Marine Corps Amphibious Ships. Dr. Salisbury's last position before his retirement in 2012 served as direct staff to the Commanding Officer who is NAVSEA's Three-Star Vice Admiral. Dr. Salisbury earned his Associate of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (ASEE) from Olympic College Bremerton, WA in 1968 and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) in 1970 from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Dr. Salisbury earned his Master's in Science Degree in Systems Management (MSSM) in 1989 from the University of Southern California (at the Pentagon) and his Doctor of Management (PhD/DM) in 2007 from the Uni-versity of Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Salisbury's Dissertation is copyrighted 2007 UMI Number 3295002 at the Library of Congress and is titled "The Effect of Emotional Intelligence on Learning and Leadership in Adult Learners." Dr. Salisbury's Dissertation is the quantitative study on individuals who were 18 years and older who participated in the primary focus on individual learning and leadership intelligence. Dr. Salisbury enjoyed refurbishing antique furniture, astronomy, vegetable & flower gardening, deep-sea and stream fishing, and studying the Civil War and associated battlefields. Starting in 1997, Dr. Salisbury founded, created, maintained and served as web administrator for a website for the BCC Class of 1960. Dr. Salisbury is survived by his wife Melinda J. Salisbury who had been married since 1991 and has resided in their current home that they had built in Chantilly, VA. Both Dr. and Mrs. Salisbury are born again Christians. Mrs. Salisbury has been employed with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Washington, DC since August 1989. She is currently a Senior Assessment Specialist in the Treasury Branch of the FDIC's Division of Finance. Mrs. Salisbury's BA in economics is from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and her MBA in finance is from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Salisbury is also survived by two cousins, Ms. Nancy Salisbury Budner and Ms. Sandra Salisbury Faucher, both of New York. Other survivors are a daughter, Trisha Anne Salisbury Kuster and two grandsons of Washington State. Calling hours will take place Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 12noon to 1 p.m. at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Fairfax Memorial Park Cemetery.
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