General Atomics

General Atomics


General Atomics (GA) was founded in 1955 as a division of General Dynamics. GA and its affiliated companies now constitute one of the world’s leading resources for high technology solutions ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to electromagnetic systems, remotely operated aircraft, airborne sensors and advanced electronic, wireless and laser technologies.


GA serves as the host for the DIII-D program and oversees the performance of the facility. In DIII-D Operations, GA sets engineering requirements, manages personnel safety, and operates the facility for experiments. A number of GA scientists engage in research as members of the DIII-D Research group.

Joining the GA Team

Career opportunities with GA are available at

person looking out from inside a tokamak
A GA staff member looks out from inside the DIII-D tokamak.