John Rood

Senior Vice President,
Lockheed Martin International

John Rood is Senior Vice President of Lockheed Martin International and a corporate officer. Appointed to his current role in March 2016, he is responsible for developing and executing strategies to grow Lockheed Martin’s international business and with strengthening customer relationships and industrial partnerships in the 70 countries where Lockheed Martin does business today. Lockheed Martin International is headquartered in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. with offices in 25 countries.

Mr. Rood has nearly three decades of public and private sector experience. Prior to his appointment as Senior Vice President, Lockheed Martin International he was vice president of Lockheed Martin Government Affairs, responsible for overseeing business development and government relations activities conducted by Customer Focus Teams at 26 field offices in the United States.

Rood joined Lockheed Martin in 2014 from Raytheon Company where he was vice president for U.S. Business Development.

Previously, he served for 20 years in U.S. government positions at the State Department, Department of Defense, National Security Council, Central Intelligence Agency, and as a Senate staffer.During his government career, he served as Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, and completed two tours at the National Security Council, where he was a Special Assistant to President George W. Bush.

Earlier, Rood worked as a Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, and in a variety of positions at the Central Intelligence Agency, including as an analyst following missile programs in foreign countries.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Arizona State University.


June 24, 2016