and chairman of the Defense Science Board. He is a former president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a current or former member of the boards of directors of ConocoPhillips; Black & Decker; Procter & Gamble, of which he was presiding director; and Lockheed Martin and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Colonial Williamsburg. He is a trustee emeritus of Johns Hopkins and a former member of the boards of trustees of Princeton and MIT. He is a member of the Advisory Board to the Department of Homeland Security, was a member of the Hart-Rudman Commission on National Security, and has served for 15 years on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Council on Foreign Affairs and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Explorers Club.
Mr. Augustine has received the National Medal of Technology and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Public Service Award. He has received the Department of Defense’s highest civilian decoration, the Distinguished Service Medal, five times. He is coauthor of The Defense Revolution and Shakespeare In Charge and author of Augustine’s Laws and Augustine’s Travels. He holds 22 honorary degrees and was selected by Who’s Who in America and the Library of Congress as one of “Fifty Great Americans” on the occasion of Who’s Who’s 50th anniversary. He has traveled in over 100 countries and stood at both the North and South Poles.