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Norman Augustine

Norman Augustine, chair of the Human Space Flight Review Committee, at the Carnegie Institution in Washington.
Born July 27, 1935 (1935-07-27) (age 74)
Alma mater Princeton University
Occupation Chairman of the Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee

Norman Ralph Augustine (born July 27, 1935) is a U.S. aerospace businessman who served as Under Secretary of the Army from 1975-77. Augustine currently serves as chairman of the Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee.

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Career

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 he 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. In 1990, he chaired the Advisory Committee on the Future of the U.S. Space Program, known as the Augustine Committee. He served as president of the Lockheed Martin Corporation upon the formation of that company in 1995, and became CEO later that year. He retired as chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin in August 1997, at which time he became a Lecturer with the Rank of Professor on the faculty of Princeton University where he served until July 1999.

Augustine was Chairman and Principal Officer of the American Red Cross for nine years, Chairman 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 current or 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. He is a Regent of the University System of Maryland, Trustee Emeritus of Johns Hopkins and a former member of the Board of Trustees of Princeton and MIT. He is a member of the Advisory Board to the Department of Homeland Security, was a member of the Hart/Rudman Commission on National Security, and has served for 16 years on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Council on Foreign Affairs, and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Explorers Club.

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. He holds 23 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 over 100 countries and stood on both the North and South Poles of the earth. He is a member of the guiding coalition of the Project on National Security Reform.

In May 2009 Augustine was named as chairman of the Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee, that was tasked to review NASA's plans for the Moon, Mars and beyond.[1]

Awards

  • Eagle Scout, 1952
  • National Space Club Goddard Award, 1991
  • Electronic Industries Association Medal of Honor, 1994
  • The Washingtonian’s Business Leader of the Year, 1997
  • The NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, 1997
  • Space Foundation's General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award in 2002. The highest honor bestowed by the Space Foundation, the award recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to the welfare of betterment of humankind through the exploration, development and use of space, or the use of space technology, information, themes or resources in academic, cultural, industrial or other pursuits of broad benefit to humanity. Augustine was the first recipient.
  • USO's Freedom's Finest Award, 2004
  • The Harold W. McGraw Hill, Jr. Prize in Education, 2006
  • The 2006 BENS Eisenhower Award [Business Executives for National Security]
  • The 2007 Bower Award for Business Leadership, from The Franklin Institute.
  • NAA Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy, 2008
  • National Science Board Vannevar Bush Award, 2008
  • The American Chemical Society Public Service Award, 2009
  • B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009

See also

Government offices
Preceded by
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Chairman of the Defense Science Board
1982 - 1986
Succeeded by
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Business positions
Preceded by
Thomas G. Pownall
CEO of Martin Marietta
1987 – 1995
Office abolished
New office CEO of Lockheed Martin
1995 – 1997
Succeeded by
Vance D. Coffman
Boy Scouts of America
Preceded by
John L. Clendenin
National president
1994 – 1996
Succeeded by
John W. Creighton, Jr.

References

  1. Stan Crock. ""CEO Chuckles"". BusinessWeek. http://www.businessweek.com/1997/52/b3559124.htm. Retrieved 2006-11-07.  
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Norman Ralph Augustine (born 27 July 1935) is an American aircraft businessman.

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  • The thickness of the proposal required to win a multimillion-dollar contract is about one millimeter per million dollars. If all the proposals conforming to this standard were piled on top of each other at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, it would probably be a good idea.
  • The more time you spend talking about what you have been doing, the less time you have to do what you have been talking about. Eventually, you spend more and more time talking about less and less until finally you spend all of your time talking about nothing.
    • Augustine's Laws, 1983

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