November 27, 2018

Roger Krone, Chairman and CEO of Leidos, Joins CNAS Board of Advisors

Washington, November 27 – The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce that Roger A. Krone, Chairman and CEO of Leidos, has joined the CNAS Board of Advisors. As a member of the Board, he will actively contribute to the development and execution of the organization’s intellectual agenda. The Board of Advisors is comprised of prominent leaders from the private sector, academia, the military, and government who help inform the Center’s research and expand its community of interest.

“We’re extremely fortunate to have Roger joining the Board” said CNAS CEO Victoria Nuland. “His immense experience as a leader and innovator in the aerospace industry, and his keen understanding of national security challenges, will help us maintain our focus on key policy issues. Our experts and our research will benefit greatly from his insight.”

Before being named CEO of Leidos in July 2014, Krone held leadership roles at some of the most prominent organizations in aerospace. He has served as president of Network and Space Systems for The Boeing Company, and as director of financial planning, vice president and treasurer for McDonnell Douglas. Earlier in his career he spent 14 years at General Dynamics, where he held positions in program management, engineering, and finance. Krone has also served as chairman of the board of directors of the United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin that helps carry weather, telecommunications, and national security satellites to space and employs more rocket scientists than any other company in the world.

Krone earned a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.S. degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business

Krone is a member of the Georgia Tech Foundation Board of Trustees, and of the BorgWarner board of directors. He also sits on the board of WETA Public Television and Radio and the board of the Greater Washington chapter of the Urban League. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation’s Board of Advisors.

For more information, please contact Cole Stevens at or 202-695-8166.