We regret to inform you that due to inclement weather, the NDIA Executive Luncheon - Featuring Mr. Norman R. Augustine has been cancelled. We do hope to reschedule in the Spring and will keep you informed of those plans. Thank you for your support of NDIA!
No one speaks with more authority on the topic of STEM education in America and U.S. economic competiveness than Mr. Norman Augustine. His insights as a former CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation, coupled with his leadership of the seminal National Academies report, “Rising Above the Gathering Storm – Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future” have contributed to his becoming a widely-hailed and heeded authority on American economic competiveness challenges.
Referring to a recent update, “The Gathering Storm – Revisited,” Mr. Augustine remarked, “Addressing American competitiveness challenges is an undertaking that will require many years, if not decades.”
This lunch will provide an opportunity for Mr. Augustine to specifically share his thoughts on the significance of education in the sciences to a strong national defense, and his views on steps we must take as a nation to secure our future as a world leading innovation powerhouse.
Mr. Norman R. Augustine was raised in Colorado and attended Princeton University where he graduated with a BSE in Aeronautical Engineering, magna cum laude, and an MSE. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi.
In 1958, he joined the Douglas Aircraft Company in California where he worked as a Research Engineer, Program Manager and Chief Engineer. Beginning in 1965, he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as Assistant Director of Defense Research and Engineering. He joined LTV Missiles and Space Company in 1970, serving as Vice President, Advanced Programs and Marketing. In 1973, Mr. Augustine returned to the government as Assistant Secretary of the Army and in 1975 became Under Secretary of the Army and later, Acting Secretary of the Army. Joining Martin Marietta Corporation in 1977 as Vice President of Technical Operations, he was elected as CEO in 1987 and Chairman in 1988, having previously been President and COO. He served as President of Lockheed Martin Corporation upon the formation of that company in 1995, and became CEO later that year. Mr. Augustine retired as Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin in 1997, at which time he became a Lecturer with the Rank of Professor on the faculty of Princeton University where he served until 1999.
Mr. Augustine was Chairman and Principal Officer of the American Red Cross for nine years, Chairman of the Council of the National Academy of Engineering, President and Chairman of the Association of the United States Army, Chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association, and Chairman of 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 former member of the Board of Directors of ConocoPhillips, Black & Decker, Proctor & Gamble and Lockheed Martin, and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Colonial Williamsburg. Mr. Augustine is a Regent of the University System of Maryland (12 institutions), Trustee Emeritus of Johns Hopkins and a former member of the Board of Trustees of Princeton and MIT. He has been a member of the Advisory Boards under the Departments of Homeland Security, Energy, Defense, Commerce, Transportation, and Health and Human Services, as well as NASA, Congress and the White House. Mr. Augustine was a member of the Hart/Rudman Commission on National Security, and served for 16 years on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology under both Republican and Democratic Presidents. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Explorers Club.
Mr. Augustine has been presented the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States and received the Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Public Service Award. He has five times received the Department of Defense's highest civilian decoration, the Distinguished Service Medal. He is co-author of The Defense Revolution and Shakespeare In Charge and author of Augustine's Laws and Augustine’s Travels. Mr. Augustine holds 30 honorary degrees and was selected by Who’s Who in America and the Library of Congress as one of “Fifty Great Americans” on the occasion of Who’s Who’s fiftieth anniversary. He has traveled in 111 countries and stood on both the North and South Poles of the earth.