Gaylord Green is one of the pioneers of the creation, development and operation of GPS, whose work on satellites and orbits particularly affected the success of the technology. As an Air Force major, he was head of the NAVSTAR GPS Joint Program Office from 1985 to 1988. He also was instrumental in developing the most precise ICBM inertial guidance system.
After he retired from the United States Air Force, Green directed the Gravity Probe-B program for Stanford University from 1989 until 2007.
He is a director of NAVSYS corporation and president of NavAstro Company. He is a fellow of the Institute of Navigation and activated the Satellite Division during his term as ION president.
Green earned a BS in engineering science from the United States Air Force Academy and an MS in aeronautics/astronautics from Stanford University.