Bruce Carlson, who led the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office from 2009 to 2012, will officially join Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) on July 1 as a member of the board of directors.
Lockheed said Thursday that Carlson, a retired U.S. Air Force general, will also serve on the board’s nominating and corporate governance and classified business and security committees.
“Bruce’s extensive knowledge of global security issues will deepen our insight into the national security requirements of our customers, ” said Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 list for 2015.
He worked as a defense industry consultant and a board member at EADS North America after 37 years of military service.
Carlson led the Air Force Materiel Command, Eighth Air Force and 49th Fighter Wing, as well as directed force structure, resources and assessment activities for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and operational requirements at the Air Force headquarters.
He currently is chairman of the advisory board at Utah State University’s space dynamics laboratory.