|General Howell M. Estes III|
Chairman of the Board of Directors
General Howell M. Estes III joined the Board of Directors in 2007, and in February 2011 was elected to serve as Chairman of the Board. General Estes is the President of Howell Estes & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm engaged primarily by aerospace companies worldwide. General Estes previously served on the Board of Trustees for The Aerospace Corporation, a provider of technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national-security space programs, and now serves on the Boards of Directors of Analytical Graphics, Inc., a software development company focused on spaceflight and national security, and the Air Force Academy Foundation. From 1965 to 1998, he served in the U.S. Air Force. At the time of his retirement from the Air Force, he was Commander-in-Chief of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the United States Space Command and also Commander of the Air Force Space Command. In addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Air Force Academy, he holds a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from Auburn University and is a graduate of the Program for Senior Managers in Government at Harvard’s JFK School of Government.