The USO Board of Governors welcomes its newest member, Lockheed Martin Corporation president and chief operating officer Christopher E. Kubasik.

“What a stellar addition to the USO Board,” said Edward Reilly, Chairman of the USO Board of Governors. “Chris’s leadership at Lockheed Martin and his solid financial and operational background will be especially important as the USO continues to serve the needs of U.S. troops and their families.”

Kubasik, 48, was elected president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation effective January 1, 2010. Before his appointment, he served as executive vice president of the corporation’s Electronic Systems Business Area, with$11.6 billion of revenue for 2008 and a portfolio of more than 1,400 programs and customers in 43 nations. He was named as the corporation’s chief financial officer in February 2001. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 1999, Kubasik was with Ernst & Young, LLP, where he was admitted to the partnership in 1996.

Kubasik is Chairman of the Board of Sandia Corporation, which operates the Sandia National Laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy. He also serves on the Association of the United States Army Council of Trustees and the University of Maryland College Park Foundation Board of Trustees.

He received an Executive Engineering Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University in 2008 and completed the Systems Acquisition Management Course for Flag Officers at the Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, in 2004. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in 1983, graduating magna cum laude.

We’re thrilled to have him serving on our Board of Governors - welcome!