Campbell M. Wade came to Green Bank, West Virginia in 1960. He had been an astronomer trained at Harvard who had then worked at the Parkes Observatory in Australia. In Green Bank, he worked with David Heeschen performing surveys of galaxies to map their radio profiles. Wade was on the team that designed the Green Bank Interferometer (GBI) to test methods for what would become the Very Large Array. In 1965, he was first on the Plains of San Agustin in New Mexico testing it for site suitability. He later moved to Socorro for VLA construction, and was VLA director from 1978-1980. Before retirement, he worked on siting for the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) and the Millimeter Array (MMA), what would later become ALMA.