About Boeing Defense, Space & Security



Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) is one of The Boeing Company’s five divisions. Its portfolio includes manned and unmanned aircraft programs, space and satellite systems, intelligence and security systems, and extensive integration expertise. BDS is a $31 billion business with about 50,000 employees worldwide. Boeing is celebrating its centennial through 2016.


Defense, Space & Security's success remains its ability to provide customers with the right capabilities at the right time and cost. BDS is organized around five major business units:

Boeing Military Aircraft

The world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft.

Global Services and Support

Boeing Global Services & Support provides best-value mission readiness to its customers through total support solutions. Operating at 264 locations worldwide, this global business sustains aircraft and systems with a full spectrum of products and services, including aircraft maintenance, modification and upgrades; supply chain management; engineering and logistics support; pilot and maintenance training, and other defense and government services. GS&S offers a unique capability in the market, being able to integrate all elements of sustainment within a single organization.

Network and Space Systems

The world's largest satellite manufacturer; also offering electronic and information solutions, strategic missile and defense systems, and other space and intelligence systems. The business has more than 60 years of space exploration expertise.

Boeing Phantom Works

Creates and advances new products and capabilities by drawing on its expertise in innovation, advanced experimentation, and prototyping.

BDS Development

Enhances performance on key defense and space pre-production development programs by consolidating management, expertise and resources into one organization.

BDS is also a key partner in two space industry joint ventures.

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Executive Biographies

Christopher M. Chadwick Executive Vice President, The Boeing Company
President and Chief Executive Officer, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Thomas A. Bell Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Defense, Space & Security
Leanne Caret President, Global Services & Support, Defense, Space & Security
Craig R. Cooning President, Network and Space Systems, Defense, Space & Security
Maureen Cragin Vice President, Communications, Defense, Space & Security
Darryl W. Davis President, Phantom Works, Defense, Space & Security
Grant Dixton Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Defense, Space & Security
Scott G. Drach Vice President, Human Resources, Defense, Space & Security
Jack House Vice President, Supplier Management, Defense, Space & Security
Shelley K. Lavender President, Boeing Military Aircraft, Defense, Space & Security
Steve Nordlund Vice President, Strategy, Defense, Space & Security
Dennis O'Donoghue Vice President, Engineering, Defense, Space & Security
James (Jim) O'Neill President, BDS Development
St. Louis Senior Executive
James (Jim) Zrust Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Defense, Space & Security