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Norman Ralph Augustine, not-for-profit and business executive, educator, retired federal agency administrator. travelled extensively around the world, including dogsledding in the Arctic, exploring volcanoes in Antarctica, canoeing the Boundary Waters of Canada, snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, Trans-Siberian Railroad and Silk Route, and stood on both poles of the Earth.


Augustine, Norman Ralph was born on July 27, 1935 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Ralph Harvey and Freda Irene (Immenga) Augustine.


Biosystems Engineering magna cum laude, Princeton University, 1957. Microsoft Security Essentials, Princeton University, 1959. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1988.

Doctor of Science (honorary), University Colorado, 1989. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), McDaniel College, 1990. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), University Maryland, 1992.

Doctor in Management (honorary), Embry Riddle University, 1992. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Stevens Institute, 1993. HHD (honorary), Wheeling Jesuit University, 1994.

Doctor of Science (honorary), State University of New York, 1994. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), University Central Florida, 1995. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Denver, 1996.

Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Worcester Polytech., 1996. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Georgetown University, 1997. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Trinity College, 1997.

Doctor of Engineering (honorary), University Arizona, 1997. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Duke University, 1997. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Milwaukee School Engineering, 1998.

Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Colorado School Mines. Doctor of Science (honorary), Arcadia University, 1998. Doctor in National Security Affairs (honorary), National Defense University, 2005.

Doctor in Business Administration (honorary), Drexel University, 2006. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Princeton University, 2007. Doctor of Engineering, George Mason University, 2008.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Carnegie Mellon University, 2008.


Research assistant Princeton University, 1957-1958. Program manager, chief engineer Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc., Santa Monica, California, 1958-1965. Assistant director research & engineering United States Department Defense, Washington, 1965-1970.

Vice president advanced systems Missiles and Space Company, Ling-Temco-Vought Aerospace Corporation, Dallas, 1970-1973. Assistant secretary Department Army, United States Department Defense, Washington, 1973-1975, under secretary, 1975-1977. Vice president operations Martin Marietta Aerospace Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland, 1977-1982.

President Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace Company, 1982-1985, senior vice president information systems, 1985, Chief Executive Officer, 1987—1995. President Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bethesda, 1995, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 1995—1997. Chairman executive committee Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland, 1998-2004.

Board directors Procter & Gamble Company, 1989-2007, Phillips Petroleum Company, 1989-2002, Black & Decker, since 1997, ConocoPhillips Company, since 2002. United States advisory board Deutches Bank, since 2006. Consultant office Secretary of Defense, since 1971, National Security Council, Executive Office President, 1971-1973, Department Army, Department Air Force, Department Navy, Federal Aviation Administration, Department Energy, Department Transportation, Department Homeland Security, Department Commerce.

Member United States Air Force Science Advisory Board. Chairman Defense Science Board, since 1997. Member North Atlantic Treaty Organization Group Experts on Air Defense, 1966-1970, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Research and Technology Advisory Council, 1973-1975, chairman Space Systems and Technology Advisory Board, 1985-1989.

Member Chief of Naval Operations Executive Board, 1989-1992. Chairman defense policy advisory committee on trade, 1988-1991, 93—. Lecturer with rank of professor Princeton University, 1997-1999.

Chaired National Research Council study panels such as the Committee on the Organization and Management of Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Served on Committee on the Organizational Structure, National Institutes of Health, co-chair National Institutes of Health Panel on Conflicts of Interest. Chairman National Academies Competitiveness Committee, Aerospace Industry Association.

Member President's Committee Advisors on Science and Technology. Member advisory board Department Homeland Security., Secretary of Energy, 2010. Member Hart/Rudman Commission on National Security.


  • Travelled extensively around the world, including dogsledding in the Arctic, exploring volcanoes in Antarctica, canoeing the Boundary Waters of Canada, snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, Trans-Siberian Railroad and Silk Route, and stood on both poles of the Earth.



Trustee Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Member board governors Colonial Williamsburg, 1996-2006. Member board trustees Callaway Gardens Foundation.

Chairman White House/National Aeronautics and Space Administration Advisory Committee on Future of United States Space Program, 1991, National Security Telecomm. Advisory Committee, United States Antarctic Program Review Committee, 1996-1997. National program evaluation committee, council vice president Boy Scouts American, president, 1993-1995.

Chairman, principal officer American Red Cross, 1993-2002. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Founders' award 1996), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (honorary, board directors 1978-1985, president 1983-1984, Goddard medal 1988), American Astronomical Society, American Helicopter Society (director 1974-1975), Royal Aeronautical Society, Explorers Club. Member National Academy of Engineering (chairman 1994-1996, Arthur M. Bueche award 1991), American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society, International Academy Astronautics, Association United States Army (president 1980-1984, chairman since 1990, George C. Marshall medal), National Security Industrial Association (Forrestal medal 1988), Industrial College Armed Forces (Eisenhower award 1990), Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (Sarnoff medal 1990), Hart Rudman Commission, United States Military Academy (Thayer medal, Armed Forces Academy Thomas White award), National Space Club (Goddard Trophy 1991), Rotary (National Space Trophy 1992), Planetary Society (board directors), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi.


Married Margareta Engman, January 20, 1962. Children: Gregory Eugen (deceased), René Irene.

Ralph Harvey Augustine

Freda Irene (Immenga) Augustine

Margareta Engman

Gregory Eugen Augustine (deceased)

René Irene Augustine