Samuel Calhoun Dominey Jr. was
graduated with a bachelor of science degree in physics
He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-54 and earned
his U.S. Army commission in officer training school.
The engineer company he commanded built 39 bridges
during the Korean War.
A Dodge native, he taught science in Galveston and
Texas City schools. He did graduate work in nuclear
physics at Southern Methodist University from 1954-58.
He then worked as a nuclear physicist in a number
of capacities for General Dynamics, the Oak Ridge National
Laboratory, Lockheed Aircraft, Westinghouse Corp. and
He is now president and chairman of General Nucleonics
Inc., of Pomona, Calif., where he developed a helicopter
main rotor blade crack detection system called the
Inflight Blade Inspection System (IBIS).
He and his staff also have a number of patents using
nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
The IBIS system is used by the U.S. president's fleet
of helicopters, all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces,
as well as many foreign countries, and has saved a
number of helicopters from crashing.