spent his early year in Rutland, Vt. After high school he studied
physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass (B.S. in
physics) and then at The American University, Washington, DC (M.S. and
Ph. D. in physics). In 1972 commenced his long career at the Naval
Surface Warfare Center, presently headquartered at Dahlgren, Virginia.
He has worked on optical data processing, generation of underwater
sound with lasers and various aspects of the Strategic Defense
Initiative (SDI) and Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) using high power
lasers. Bruce Maccabee has been active in UFO research since late 1960s
when he joined the National Investigations Committee on Aerial
Phenomena (NICAP) and was active in research and investigation for
NICAP until its demise in 1980. He became a member of MUFON in 1975 and
was subequently appointed to the position of state Director for
Maryland, a position he still holds. In 1979 he was instrumental in
establishing the Fund for UFO Research and was the chairman for the
about 13 years. He presently serves on the National Board of the Fund.