July 13, 2017 – The National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) Space Division announced that it will award this year’s Honorable Peter B. Teets Award to Lieutenant General Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, Director, Missile Defense Agency, Ft. Belvoir, VA and Mr. Richard F. “Rick” Ambrose, Executive Vice President, Space Systems Company, Lockheed Martin Corp.
The Honorable Peter B. Teets Award is the Space Division’s highest honor and recognizes public and private sector leadership or achievement that results in significant contributions to the development, introduction, operational contribution or support of space systems. Each year the division recognizes an individual from government and an individual from industry.
Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, Director, Missile Defense Agency, has been selected as the government awardee. MDA’s mission is to develop, test, and field an integrated, layered, ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies, and friends against all ranges of enemy ballistic missiles in all phases of flight. General Greaves directs the organization spanning 14 time zones with more than 8,000 military, civilian and contract personnel.
This year’s industry honoree is Rick Ambrose. Ambrose is Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems business area and an officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Space Systems is a $9.1 billion enterprise that employs approximately 18,000 people and provides advanced technology systems for national security, civil and commercial customers. With over 35 years of experience in the defense and aerospace industry, Ambrose has led a significant number of programs in support of military, commercial and national security missions.
The awards will be presented at the annual Peter B. Teets awards dinner on August 1.