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Ralston, 59, is the former Commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO. He recently retired after 37 years of military service. As NATO forces commander, Mr. Ralston was the senior U.S. military officer of a unified combatant command that included 93 nations throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Prior to assuming this position, Ralston served as the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is a command pilot with more than 2,500 flying hours, including 147 combat missions over Laos and North Vietnam.
Ralston holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from Miami University and a Master of Arts degree in personnel management from Central Michigan University.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin employs about 125,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2002 sales of $26.6 billion.
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