Alvin L. Pachynski


Alvin L. Pachynski
Chicago, IL, USA
Associated organizations
United States Air Force
Fields of study


Alvin L. Pachynski (IRE Senior Member, 1959) Major General, USAF (Ret.) was born in Chicago, Illinois, on 10 October 1904. In 1927, he was appointed Second Lieutenant, Signal Corps, and received the B.S. degree from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. In 1928, he received the M.S. degree from Yale University.

After graduating from Yale University, Pachynski acquired twelve years experience in Army communications, primarily in the engineering of fixed radio stations. In 1940, he was assigned to Air Force staff and command positions in which he was variously responsible for the organization, planning, operation, programming, and research and development of communications-electronics systems. This work culminated with his appointment in 1953 and 1956, respectively, as Air Force Deputy Directory and Director of Communications-Electronics. He retired in 1958, and became a consultant.

Pachynski was an honorary Life Member and a National Director of AFCEA.