General Kevin Chilton

General Kevin Chilton

Independent Consultant and Director, Level 3 Communications and Orbital ATK Corporations

Board of Managers, National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC

General Kevin Chilton currently serves as an independent consultant and as a director for CenturyLink and Orbital ATK corporations. His Air Force career spans more than 34 years and includes serving as Commander of U.S. Strategic Command from 2007 to 2011, where he was responsible for the plans and operations for all U.S. forces conducting strategic deterrence, and the U.S. Department of Defense space and cyberspace operations.

Prior to this assignment, General Chilton commanded at the Wing, Numbered Air Force, Major Command, and Unified Combatant Command levels, including serving as Commander of Air Force Space Command from 2006 to 2007. He flew operational assignments in the R-4C and F-15 and, as an Air Force Test Pilot, conducted weapons testing in various models of the F-4 and F-15. He also served 11 years as a NASA astronaut, where he flew as the Commander of STS-76, his third Space Shuttle mission, and served as the Deputy Program Manager for Operations for the International Space Station Program.

General Chilton is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in engineering sciences, a Columbia University Guggenheim Fellow with a Master of Sciences degree in mechanical engineering, and a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force pilot training and test pilot schools. He also was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Creighton University.

General Chilton is also a trustee for the Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation and a member of the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories Boards of Governors. He is a former director of the Aerospace, Anadarko Petroleum, and Schafer corporations.

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