Chris Chadwick is president of Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA), one of Defense, Space & Security’s four businesses. It operates three divisions: Mobility, Surveillance and Engagement; Global Strike; and Vertical Lift. These divisions align business resources with customer–focused capabilities designed to position BMA for growth over the next decade and beyond. BMA also operates a unit managing unmanned airborne systems and an integrated functional organization.
BMA employs more than 20,000 people at 11 major domestic locations and offices around the world. It is one of the world’s largest providers of military airpower serving the United States and more than 50 allied nations, supplying more than 40 percent of the planet’s defense aircraft, and continues to expand globally with steady growth in international sales. Aviation Week named BMA as the top performing military aircraft business for 2012.
Prior to his current assignment, Chadwick was vice president and general manager of Global Strike Systems, responsible for the company’s tactical fighter and weapons programs.
Chadwick was previously vice president of the F/A-18 program, following his assignment as the deputy program manager of the F/A-18 program. He also served as the Philadelphia-based program manager for the Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey (designed for the U.S Marine Corps), and as the program manager for V-22 Low Rate Initial Production operations for the MV-22 and CV-22, for delivery to U.S Air Force Special Operations Command. Prior to this, Chadwick has held a variety of progressively senior roles in engineering, program management and business development.
Chadwick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Maryville University. He is the recipient of the 2012 Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) Award given by the College of Engineering, Iowa State University, and the 2011 Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation Most Distinguished American Award. Chadwick serves as the Chairman of the National Board for New Leaders based in New York City, and also serves on the Maryville University Board of Trustees.