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Is America Falling Off the Flat Earth? AUTHOR’S BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION NORMAN R. 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. Mr. Augustine chaired the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine committee that developed the report Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future. 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. He served as president of Lockheed Martin Corporation on the formation of that firm in 1995 and became its CEO in January 1996 and later chairman. On retiring from Lockheed Martin in August 1997, he joined the faculty of the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he served as lecturer with the rank of professor until July 1999. Mr. Augustine was chairman and principal officer of the American Red Cross for 9 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,
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Is America Falling Off the Flat Earth? and chairman of the Defense Science Board. He is a former president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a current or former member of the boards of directors of ConocoPhillips; Black & Decker; Procter & Gamble, of which he was presiding director; and Lockheed Martin and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Colonial Williamsburg. He is a trustee emeritus of Johns Hopkins and a former member of the boards 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 15 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. Mr. Augustine has received the National Medal of Technology and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Public Service Award. He has received the Department of Defense’s highest civilian decoration, the Distinguished Service Medal, five times. He is coauthor of The Defense Revolution and Shakespeare In Charge and author of Augustine’s Laws and Augustine’s Travels. He holds 22 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 50th anniversary. He has traveled in over 100 countries and stood at both the North and South Poles.
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