Lockheed Martin Recognizes Rick Peters as President-Elect of Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
Fort Worth, Texas, 12-AUG-04 -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company employee Raymond F. (Rick) Peters, a Support Integration and Systems Engineer, has been selected to serve as President-Elect of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT). TAGT is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting an awareness of the unique social, emotional and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students across Texas.
Peters will serve as chair of the Policy and Planning Committee and co-chair of the Government Relations Committee, among other duties. He has long been involved in the organization and has served as Third Vice President, Chair of the Parent/Community Involvement Advisory Council and as a member of the Governmental Relations Committee. He has also served in a variety of capacities with other organizations supportive of gifted and talented students.
“Rick has been an excellent advocate for children with gifts and talents for an extensive period of time that far exceeds his interests in supporting his own two children with these special learning abilities,” said Norman Robbins, Lockheed Martin Community Relations Manager. “We are proud of his efforts to encourage and support gifted and talented students from across Texas so they will be better positioned to achieve to their fullest capabilities.”
“It has been my privilege to address the special needs of gifted and talented students,” Peters said. “Our state and nation need for these students to achieve all they are capable of achieving.”
TAGT has been positively impacting educational services and professional development for over 26 years. It is the nation’s largest state advocacy group for children with gifts and talents.
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, a business area of Lockheed Martin, is a leader in the design, research and development, systems integration, production and support of advanced military aircraft and related technologies. Its customers include the military services of the United States and allied countries throughout the world. Products include the F-16, F/A-22, F-35 JSF, F-117, C-5, C-130, C-130J, P-3, S-3 and U-2. The company produces major components for the F-2 fighter, and is a co-developer of the C-27J tactical transport and T-50 advanced jet trainer.