Norman R. Augustine is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, the nation’s largest defense contractor, and a former under secretary of the Army. He is often compared to Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and former Intel CEO Craig Barrett for his national leadership in technology. He is a longtime proponent for ensuring the place of science and engineering on the nation’s list of priorities.
Augustine currently serves as a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Advisory Council. He was among several individuals who testified to Congress regarding the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report that was released on October 12, 2005 entitled, Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future. Augustine chaired the NAS panel that conducted the study, which was requested by Congress. The report recommends ways to strengthen research and education in science and technology.
Among Augustine’s many honors are the National Medal of Technology and the U.S. Department of Defense's highest civilian award, the Distinguished Service Medal, given to him five times. Most recently, he was awarded the 2005 AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize and the 2006 Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Science.
Augustine served as chairman and principal officer of the American Red Cross for nine years and as chairman of the NAE, the AUSA, the AIA, and the Defense Science Board. He is a former president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Boy Scouts of America. He is a current or former member of the Board of Directors of ConocoPhillips, Black and Decker, Procter & Gamble and Lockheed Martin and is a member of the board of trustees of Colonial Williamsburg, a trustee emeritus of Johns Hopkins, and a former member of the board of trustees of Princeton and MIT. He holds eighteen honorary degrees.
Augustine is an avid outdoors enthusiast who has trekked extensively around the world, including dogsledding in the Arctic, exploring volcanoes in Antarctica, canoeing the Boundary Waters of Canada, and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. He has stood on both poles of the Earth.
Born in Colorado in 1935, Augustine attended East Denver High School and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering. He is the author of Augustine's Travels, The Defense Revolution, and Augustine's Laws.
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Retired chairman and CEO
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