Kevin P. Chilton (Former NASA Astronaut, Retired Gen. USAF) Joins Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.,
Prior to retiring from a 34-year career with the Air Force in 2011, Gen. Chilton served as commander of U.S. Strategic Command and was responsible for the plans and operations of all U.S. forces conducting strategic deterrence and the Department of Defense’s space and cyberspace operations. His previous assignments included commander of Air Force Space Command; director of Politico-Military Affairs for Asia, Pacific and the Middle East; director of Air Force Programs; and assistant vice chief of staff for the Air Force. Gen. Chilton also served 11 years as a NASA astronaut, where he flew as commander of STS-76, his third Space Shuttle mission, and served as the deputy program manager of Operations for the International Space Station Program.
“We are pleased to add General Chilton to the Aerojet Rocketdyne Board of Directors,” said Warren G. Lichtenstein, executive chairman of the board. “His broad industry expertise and his strong leadership will sharpen the company’s competitive edge.”
“My leadership team and I are extremely honored to have General Chilton join our board,” said Eileen Drake, chief executive officer and president of
Gen. Chilton is a distinguished graduate of the
Throughout his military career, Gen. Chilton was the recipient of several prestigious military decorations, including the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, NASA Space Flight Medal, NASA Exceptional Service Medal, and NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal.
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Source: Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc.