ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2010
Christopher D. Myers

Christopher D. Myers

Vice President Government and Energy Programs

Lockheed Martin

Christopher D. Myers was appointed vice president of Government and Energy Programs for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors (MS2) in January 2010.

In this role, he is responsible for ensuring MS2’s business strategies are properly coordinated and executed in conjunction with Lockheed Martin’s Corporate Washington office. Mr. Myers also leads MS2’s entry into the renewable energy market as the capture executive for Energy Generation and is responsible for establishing and growing MS2’s presence in this field.

Previously, Mr. Myers was vice president, Business Development, where he was responsible for new business acquisition, technology research and development for MS2 pursuits. He has also served as vice president, Advanced Programs, with responsibility for leading MS2’s efforts in developing advanced sensors and weapons systems for surface combatant ships. Before that role, he was vice president, Seabased Missile Defense Programs, which included overseeing Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense.

Mr. Myers tenure with Lockheed Martin includes extensive experience in missile defense and radar programs. He joined the corporation in 1997 as a program manager in the Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program Office at Lockheed Martin Surface Systems. In that position, he led the High Range Resolution Program, a series of radar enhancements and at-sea tests to support Navy BMD efforts. He was then promoted to director, Missile Defense and Radar Programs, charged with overseeing Lockheed Martin’s radar business and role in BMD both domestically and internationally.

Mr. Myers is a combat decorated veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He served as the communications officer, anti-air warfare officer, and operations officer on the Navy’s first forward deployed Aegisequipped cruiser, USS Bunker Hill. In this position, he directed the actions of four carriers and several hundred land- and sea-based aircraft, as well as missile ships from U.S. and allied nations. Mr. Myers also served as the joint air defense officer for the combined U.S. and NATO Staff of Commander, Second Fleet and Commander Striking Fleet Atlantic aboard the flagship USS Mount Whitney.

A graduate of the University of Colorado, Mr. Myers holds a master’s degree in public administration, specializing in defense policy, from Cornell University. His military decorations include a Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (with Combat V), several Navy Achievement Medals, Combat Action Ribbon, and Liberation of Kuwait Medal. Mr. Myers is an elected Councilmember on the Medford Township Council in Medford, N.J. where he served as Mayor in 2004 and 2008. January 2010

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