National Space Society Governor Norman R. Augustine Biography

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Norman R. Augustine

National Space Society Board of Governors

Norman Augustine joined the Douglas Aircraft Company in 1958. Beginning in 1965, he served in the Pentagon in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as an Assistant Director of Defense Research and Engineering. Joining the LTV Missiles and Space Company in 1970, he served as Vice President, Advanced Programs and Marketing. In 1973 he returned to government as Assistant Secretary of the Army and in 1975 as Under Secretary. Joining Martin Marietta Corporation in 1977, he served as Chairman and CEO from 1987 to 1995. He served as President of Lockheed Martin Corporation upon the formation of that company in 1995 and became Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 1996 and later Vice Chairman and Chairman. He currently serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Lockheed Martin, having retired as an active employee on August 1, 1997 at which time he became a lecturer with the rank of professor on the faculty of the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science where he served until July 1999.

Mr Augustine served for many years as Chairman and Principal Officer of the American Red Cross. He is a former member of the Policy Council and Chairman of the Education Task Force of the Business Roundtable, a former Chairman of the National Academy of Engineering and a former President of the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Augustine is a member of the Board of Directors of Phillips Petroleum, Black & Decker, Proctor & Gamble and Lockheed Martin. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Colonial Williamsburg.

Mr. Augustine has been presented the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States, has five times been awarded the Department of Defense’s highest civilian decoration, the Distinguished Service Medal, and has received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Air Force Exceptional Service Medal, the NASA Distinguished Public Service Award, the Department of the Treasury Medal of Merit and Gold Medal of Merit and is an honorary Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army.

Mr. Augustine is co-author of The Defense Revolution and author of Augustine’s Laws (printed in four languages); and Augustine’s Travels. He holds the copyright on a book of his photography and a calculator for baseball managers. He is married to the former Meg Engman of Stockholm Sweden, and they are the parents of Greg, now deceased, and Rene, an attorney serving as Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee.