Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees, which meets quarterly, elects corporate officers and sets policy for the Aerospace FFRDC while supervising and directing the general management of the corporation. Corporate powers are exercised under its authority, as outlined in the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.
From its inception, the Aerospace board has established and maintained strict conflict-of-interest standards for its members and for the corporation’s officers and employees.
Trustees are elected to three-year terms. Reelection is possible, but no member other than the president and chief executive officer of the corporation, who is elected annually by the board and is an ex officio member, may serve more than three consecutive terms.
Retired secretary of the Air Force; former director of Administration and Management, Office of the Secretary of Defense; former assistant secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management, and Comptroller
Former principal deputy director of national intelligence, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; former associate deputy director, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); former deputy director, Directorate of Science and Technology, CIA
Former president, Virgin Galactic; former chief financial officer, U.S. Dept. of Energy; former deputy associate administrator, NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate; former branch chief, Science and Space Programs, the White House Office of Management and Budget
Partner, law firm of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer; former general counsel and chief ethics officer, U.S. Air Force; former general counsel, U.S. Army; former member of the Arizona State Senate
Retired vice president and general manager of the Space Systems Division, Aerospace Systems Sector, Northrop Grumman
Distinguished research professor and director of Aerospace Engineering, TEES Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation (IEEI), Texas A&M University; former NASA astronaut
Former vice president and general manager, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems and Northrop Grumman Space Technology; former vice president and chief technology officer, Astrolink International; former engineer, Office of Development and Engineering; former director, Office of Plans and Analysis; formerly of the Intelligence Community
President, Orbital Visions LLC; former commander, 14th Air Force and Joint Functional Component Command for Space; former commander, 45th Space Wing; member of the NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; former NASA astronaut
Senior vice president, Henry A. Kissinger chair and director of the International Security Program (ISP), Center for Strategic and International Studies; former principal deputy under secretary of defense for policy and deputy under secretary of defense for strategy, plans, and forces
Former under secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and chief financial officer, Department of Defense; former assistant director and chief financial officer, FBI; former president of United Healthcare Military and Veterans
Owner and CEO, Melroy & Hollett Technology Partners and director, Nova Systems; former deputy director, DARPA; former senior technical advisor/director, FAA; former director/deputy program manager, Lockheed Martin; former NASA astronaut and space shuttle commander; former USAF aircraft commander and instructor pilot
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); faculty member, Harvard-MIT Health, Sciences, and Technology; MacVicar faculty fellow; former deputy administrator of NASA; former director, MIT
Former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; former commander of U.S. Transportation Command; former command and staff assignments at major command HQs, Air Force HQ, and the Office of Net Assessment, SECDEF
Former assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology; former vice president of Technology Strategy and vice president and technical director, Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon Company
Former president and chief executive officer, Orbital ATK; co-founder and former chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Orbital Sciences Corporation; former special assistant to the president, Missile Systems Group, Hughes Aircraft Company; former project manager and engineer, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center