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March 31st, 2019

USAF General Denker (ret.) Joins Lockheed Martin to Head Satellite Ground Programs


The former deputy director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Major General (ret.) Stephen Denker, will join Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to lead key satellite ground programs, effective Monday, April 1.


Maj. Gen. (ret.) Stephen Denker.

Denker will oversee Intelligence and Analytic Development programs in support of space ground systems within the Mission Solutions line of business for Lockheed Martin Space. The Intelligence and Analytic Development area encompasses cloud-based satellite mission management solutions, command and control, data processing and analysis for the Intelligence Community.

Gen. Denker brings a wealth of experience and leadership skills from his 33-year Air Force career, including managing all Air Force personnel and assets assigned to NRO and serving as the agency’s senior military advisor from 2015 to 2018. He holds multiple advanced master's degrees, including a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.

Rick Ambrose, EVP of Lockheed Martin Spacehe Intelligence Community, said that Steve will lead digital innovation efforts the company is applying across space-ground programs. His understanding of mission operations and user needs will help the firm's engineering and design teams develop systems that make a real and meaningful difference for our customers.