Bob Stevens To Receive 2012 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy

12/18/2012 UPDATE:

On December 14, Lockheed Martin Chairman and CEO Bob Stevens was awarded the prestigious Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association for his dedication, leadership and major contributions to the security of the United States. This tribute video was played at the awards banquet.


The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has selected Lockheed Martin Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Stevens to receive the 2012 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy for his dedication, leadership and major contributions to the security of the United States.

The NAA established the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy in 1948 to honor the memory of Orville and Wilbur Wright.  According to the NAA, “The trophy is awarded annually to a living American for significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States.” 

As stated by Walter Boyne, chairman of the NAA, in a press release issued on September 27, 2012, “The impact that Lockheed Martin has made in our nation’s aerospace industry under Mr. Stevens’ leadership has been remarkable.  His leadership both within his company as well as our nation’s defense community makes him a most worthy recipient of this award.”

“For 64 years, the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy has been bestowed upon some of the most historic aviation leaders in the world,” said NAA President and CEO Jonathan Gaffney, who chaired the Selection Committee.  “Mr. Stevens follows in the footsteps of some amazing people – from Charles Lindberg and Lieutenant General James Doolittle to Herb Kelleher and Neil Armstrong – who have received this most cherished award.”

Mr. Stevens will be presented with the award at the Wright Memorial Dinner in Washington, DC on December 14, 2012.

Posted 10/4/2012

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Lockheed Martin Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Stevens