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Peter B. Teets
Thirteenth Director of the National Reconnaissance Office

In office
December, 2001 – March, 2005
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Keith R. Hall
Succeeded by Donald M. Kerr
Personal details
Born February 12, 1942(1942-02-12) (age 79)
Denver, Colorado
Spouse(s) Vivian Brearley Teets
Children 6

Peter B. Teets (born February 12, 1942)[1][2] was the thirteenth Director of the National Reconnaissance Office and the Under Secretary of the Air Force.

Mr. Teets engineered the formation of a comprehensive national security space enterprise, laying the groundwork for integration of open and classified space activities in support of national security objectives. He commissioned panels on space acquisition policies and space launch initiatives. He greatly improved the acquisition, operation, and effectiveness of national security space capabilities.[3]

Education[edit | edit source]

1963 Bachelor of science degree in applied mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder

1965 Master of science degree in applied mathematics, University of Colorado, Denver

1978 Master of science degree in management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Career Chronology[edit | edit source]

1. 1963-1970, engineer for flight control analysis, Martin Marietta, Denver, Colo.

2. 1970-1975, manager, Titan IIIC inertial guidance system, Martin Marietta, Denver, Colo.

3. 1975-1980, Program Manager, Transtage Project, and Director of Space Systems, Martin Marietta, Denver, Colo.

4. 1980-1982, Vice President of Business Development, Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace, Denver, Colo.

5. 1982-1985, Vice President and General Manager, Aerospace Strategic and Launch Systems Division, Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace, Denver, Colo.

6. 1985-1993, President, Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace, Denver, Colo.

7. 1993-1995, President, Martin Marietta Space Group, Bethesda, Md.

8. 1995-1997, President and Chief Operating Officer, Lockheed Martin Information and Services Sector, Bethesda, Md.

9. 1997-1999, President and Chief Operating Officer, Lockheed Martin Corp., Bethesda, Md.

10. 2001-2005, Undersecretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.

11. 2005- , Board of Trustees, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, Ca.

Awards and Honors[edit | edit source]

Sloan Fellow

1990 Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, University of Colorado

2004 W. Stuart Symington Award (for most significant contribution by a civilian for national defense)

2009 Gen. James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

Wernher von Braun Space Flight Trophy

Bob Hope Distinguished Citizen Award[4]

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Fellow, American Astronautical Society

National Academy of Engineering

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Government offices
Preceded by
Carol A. DiBattiste
Lawrence B. Delaney (acting)
United States Under Secretary of the Air Force
2001 – 2005
Succeeded by
Ronald M. Sega


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