Robert J. Stevens, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation, has been elected to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation board of directors. The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to perpetuate the Medal of Honor's legacy of courage, sacrifice, and patriotism. The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest military award for valor in combat; there are presently 129 living recipients.
"The Foundation appreciates Mr. Stevens' willingness to serve on this prestigious board, and we are privileged to have people of Mr. Stevens' caliber supporting the work of the Foundation," said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Nicholas Kehoe, president of the Foundation.
"I am deeply honored to join the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's board of directors. I feel very privileged to be associated with such an organization and its ideals. Furthering the legacy of our Medal of Honor recipients is a noble calling, and I look forward to helping tell the story of so many of our nation's heroes," said Stevens.
Stevens is a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society, and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He serves on the International Advisory Board of the British-American Business Council, and on the Executive Committee of the Aerospace Industries Association. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is Presiding Director of the Monsanto Company. During 2001 and 2002, Mr. Stevens also served on President Bush's Commission to Examine the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin employs about 130,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2003 sales of $31.8 billion.
SOURCE: Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
CONTACT: Nick Kehoe, President of the Congressional Medal of Honor
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