Norman R. Augustine

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Norman Augustine
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Norman Augustine, chair of the Human Space Flight Review Committee, at the Carnegie Institution in Washington.
Born (1935-07-27) July 27, 1935 (age 79)
Denver, Colorado
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 to 1977. Augustine served as chairman of the Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee.

Career[edit]

Augustine was raised in Colorado and attended Princeton University where he graduated with a BSE in Aeronautical Engineering, magna cum laude, and an MSE[disambiguation needed]. 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[citation needed] 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 former member of the Board of Directors of ConocoPhillips, Black & Decker, Procter & 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 served for 16 years on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He is a member of the guiding coalition of the Project on National Security Reform. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Explorers Club.

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]

In March 2011 Augustine agreed to serve as chair of the U.S. Antarctic Program Blue Ribbon Panel to assess U.S. activities in the South Pole. In July 2011, Augustine became a member of the United States Energy Security Council,[2] which seeks to diminish oil's monopoly over the US transportation sector and is sponsored by the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS).[2] He currently sits on the America Abroad Media advisory board.[3]

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 Civilian Service Award. He is co-author of The Defense Revolution and Shakespeare In Charge and author of Augustine's Laws and Augustine’s Travels. He holds 29 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 111 countries and stood on both the North and South Poles of the earth.

Awards[edit]

Graphical plot of Augustine's law Number XVI: "In the year 2054, the entire defense budget will purchase just one aircraft."[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mirelson, Doc (2009-06-01). "NASA Announces Members of Human Space Flight Review Committee". Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Energy and Security Research". Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  3. ^ http://americaabroadmedia.org/user/32/Norman_R._Augustine
  4. ^ Norman Ralph Augustine (1984). Augustine's Laws. ISBN 978-1-56347-240-4. 
  5. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "1992 NATIONAL SPACE TROPHY RECIPIENT" (Press release). Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation. 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  7. ^ "Public Welfare Award". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "J. C. Hunsaker Award in Aeronautical Engineering". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Distinguished Achievement Awards". Wings Club. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 

References[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
Herman R. Staudt
United States Under Secretary of the Army
May 1975 – July 1977
Succeeded by
Walter B. LaBerge
Preceded by
Chairman of the Defense Science Board
1982 - 1986
Succeeded by
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.