Defense, Space & Security is one of The Boeing Company’s [NYSE:BA] three business units. Its portfolio includes manned and unmanned systems; space and satellite systems; intelligence and security systems; and extensive integration expertise. The business employs about 32,000 worldwide.


The world’s second-largest defense company, Defense, Space & Security is the only aerospace business offering products and capabilities allowing its customers to meet mission requirements from the sea bed to outer space. It serves a diverse customer base, but its portfolio is focused in six key market areas: Commercial Derivatives, Military Rotorcraft, Human Space Exploration, Satellites, Autonomous Systems and Services. It’s organization structure reflects this strategy through its seven divisions:

  • Autonomous Systems – Develops and produces autonomous platforms for sea, air, and space domains, including the necessary software for remote piloting and supporting services. The Autonomous Systems portfolio also includes Insitu and Liquid Robotics, two Boeing subsidiaries.
  • Development – Enhances performance on key defense and space pre-production development programs by consolidating management, expertise and resources into one organization.
  • Global Operations – Leads Defense, Space & Security’s international subsidiaries (Boeing Defence Australia, Boeing Defence India, Boeing Defense Saudi Arabia, Boeing Defence United Kingdom), seeks opportunities for additional global growth.
  • Phantom Works – Creates and advances new products and capabilities by drawing on its expertise in innovation, advanced experimentation and prototyping.
  • Space and Missile Systems – The world’s largest satellite manufacturer also offering strategic missile and defense systems, weapons systems and other space and intelligence systems. The division houses Boeing’s more than 60 years of space exploration expertise and manages Boeing’s share of United Launch Alliance and United Space Alliance.
  • Strike, Surveillance and Mobility – Manages Boeing’s current and future portfolio of fixed-wing military and surveillance aircraft, including fighters and commercial derivative platforms, and support of key platforms such as the executive transport fleet, which includes Air Force One.
  • Vertical Lift – The world’s largest provider of military rotorcraft with a diverse portfolio of cargo, tiltrotor and attack platforms.

Led by President and CEO Leanne Caret, the business is based in Arlington, Va.

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Executive Biographies

Leanne Caret Executive Vice President, The Boeing Company
President, and Chief Executive Officer, Defense, Space & Security
Mark C. Cherry Vice President and General Manager, Phantom Works, Defense, Space & Security
James H. Chilton Senior Vice President, Space and Launch, Defense, Space & Security
Scott G. Drach Vice President, Human Resources, Defense, Space & Security
Ursula English Vice President of Total Quality, Defense, Space & Security
Denise Russell Fleming Vice President, Information Technology Business Partners, Defense, Space & Security
Rik Geiersbach Vice President, Strategy, Defense, Space & Security
Carol Hibbard Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Defense, Space & Security
Scott C. Strode Vice President, Supplier Management, Defense, Space & Security
David M. Koopersmith Vice President and General Manager, Vertical Lift Division
Senior Site Executive, Boeing Philadelphia, Defense, Space & Security
Shelley K. Lavender Senior Vice President, Strike, Surveillance and Mobility
St. Louis Senior Executive, Defense, Space & Security
Gena C. Lovett Vice President, Operations, Defense, Space & Security
Jenna McMullin Vice President, Communications, Defense, Space & Security
Timothy (Tim) Peters Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Derivative Aircraft, Defense, Space & Security
John (Jake) R. Phillips Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Defense, Space & Security
David Pitchforth Vice President and General Manager, BDS Global Operations
Managing Director, Boeing Defence UK Ltd.
Kristin A. Robertson Vice President and General Manager, Autonomous Systems, Defense, Space & Security
Jeff Shockey Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, Defense, Space & Security
Norm E. Tew Vice President and General Manager, Missile and Weapon Systems, Defense, Space & Security