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.
Former vice chair, Board of Trustees, The Aerospace Corporation; former member, Board of Trustees, The Aerospace Corporation; 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 member, Board of Trustees, The Aerospace Corporation; 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
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
Former executive vice president and chief information officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.; former vice president and chief information officer, Newport News Shipbuilding; various former leadership positions at BAE Systems Inc.; various former leadership positions at Electrolux Group North America
Former administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; former member, U.S. House of Representatives; former executive director, Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium
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
Chairman, board of directors, Military Child Education Coalition; board member (multiple organizations); former admiral, U.S. Navy; former director, Submarine Warfare and director, Naval Warfare Integration Group, on staff of the Chief of Naval Operations
Cecil and Ida Green education professor of aeronautics and astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); former dean of undergraduate education, MIT; former assistant, associate, and full professor, MIT; former director, SMART; former chief scientist, U.S. Air Force
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
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
President and chief executive officer, National Defense Industrial Association; former senior advisor, Covington and Burling; former deputy secretary of defense; former deputy under secretary of defense; former chief financial officer, Department of Homeland Security; former under secretary of defense/(comptroller)/chief financial officer; former Defense Subcommittee staffer; former budget analyst and director of resource management, U.S. Army; former partner, Kearney and Company
Partner at WilmerHale and chair of the firm’s Defense, National Security, and Government Contracts practice.
Founder of, board member, and investor in FiftySix Investments LLC; executive chairman of RedSeal, Inc.; former partner and management committee member, Venrock; former director of CAD/CAM Marketing at Sun Microsystems
Mr. Randall G. Walden was elected to The Aerospace Corporation’s Board of Trustees on June 7, 2023.
President, PatZconsulting; former administrative assistant to the secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force (USAF); various former positions at the base, major command, and headquarters levels, USAF; former management and budget analyst, Headquarters Air Force Systems Command