Frank St. John
Chief Operating Officer
Frank St. John serves as chief operating officer for Lockheed Martin Corporation. He has held this role since June 2020 and is responsible for the strategic, operational, and financial performance of the corporation's business areas, totaling over $65 billion in sales. Additionally, he oversees the company’s Global Business Development & Strategy and Enterprise Business & Digital Transformation missions.
St. John joined Lockheed Martin more than 35 years ago and took on roles of increasing responsibility in engineering and program management before joining the corporation's executive leadership team in January 2018.
He served as executive vice president of Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS), leading a $16 billion enterprise employing 34,000 people across the globe. Under his leadership, the RMS portfolio featured more than 1,000 programs, including helicopters, integrated air and missile defense, littoral warfare, undersea warfare, radar, electronic warfare, cyber solutions, C4ISR, and training and logistics systems. He regularly interacted with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, and Missile Defense Agency, as well as intelligence, civil, commercial, and international military customers.
Prior to that, he served as Missiles and Fire Control’s (MFC) executive vice president where he was responsible for ensuring the lines of business successfully met the company’s commitments and responsibilities to its customers and the corporation. During his tenure at MFC, St. John also served as executive vice president and deputy of Programs, vice president of Tactical Missiles/Combat Maneuver Systems, and served as the site general manager for the MFC Orlando campus. In 2021, the National Defense Industrial Association presented him with the William J. Perry Award in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the advancement of precision strike systems.
St. John earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida. He is a member of the Air Force Association, Association of the United States Army, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Surface Navy Association, and he serves on the USO Board of Governors and the board of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum.