James D. Taiclet is chairman, president and CEO of LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Taiclet was chairman, president and chief executive officer of American Tower Corporation, one of the largest global real estate investment trusts.

Before he led American Tower, Taiclet served as president of AlliedSignal (subsequently Honeywell Aerospace Services), a company that conducts worldwide aircraft engine and component overhaul and repair, parts sales and distribution, space operations, and technical services.

He earned bachelor’s degrees in engineering and international relations. He also holds a master’s degree from Princeton University, where he was awarded a fellowship at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

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