| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GEN. KEVIN CHILTON,FORMER COMMANDER U.S. STRATEGIC COMMAND, NAMED TO THE LAWRENCE LIVERMORE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
October 1, 2014 -- Norman J. Pattiz, chairman of Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), today announced that Gen. Kevin Chilton (retired) has been named as an independent governor on the LLNS Board of Governors. The LLC manages Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, for the U.S. Department of Energy. The appointment takes effect today (Oct. 1).
"Gen. Chilton has a long and distinguished career in service to our nation through the military, as an astronaut and working with the national laboratories," Pattiz said. "He has a complete understanding of the workings of the Laboratory and the importance of its missions, and he will make an excellent addition to the Board of Governors."
"I am honored to be selected to the LLNS Board of Governors," Chilton said. "I look forward to helping the board as well as the Laboratory continue its tradition of success and service to the nation."
Chilton has more than 34 years of service in the U.S. Air Force and was commander of U.S Strategic Command from 2007 to 2011, where he was responsible for the plans and operations of for all U.S. forces conducting strategic deterrence and the Department of Defense's space and cyber operations. He spent 11 years as a NASA astronaut, serving as pilot of the maiden voyage of Endeavor and commander of his third and final shuttle flight. He also served as
the deputy program manager of operations for the International Space Station Program.
Chilton is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force's Academy, with a bachelor's of science degree in engineering sciences, a Columbia University Guggenheim Fellow with a master of science degree in mechanical engineering and a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force pilot training and test pilot schools. He also has an honorary doctorate of law degree from Creighton University.
LLNS manages the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. LLNS is comprised of: Bechtel National, the University of California, BWX Technologies, URS and Battelle. The team also includes Texas A&M University.
LANS operates Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANS is composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, BWX Technologies, and URS for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.