Norman Augustine is a member of BPC’s board of directors. He 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.
Augustine currently serves as a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council. He was among several individuals who testified to Congress regarding the National Academy of Sciences report that was released in October 2005 entitled, Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future. Augustine chaired the National Academies 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 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, a former 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 21 honorary degrees.
A Colorado native, Augustine 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.