Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr.

Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr.

Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr.
Seventh Vice Chairman, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff; Former Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO

Boeing director since: 2009

Professional highlights:

  • President, The Giambastiani Group LLC (2009-present)
  • Seventh Vice Chairman, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (2005-2007)
  • Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO (2003-2005)
  • Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command (2002-2005)
  • Admiral, U.S. Navy (retired); career nuclear-trained submarine officer with commands at the submarine (two), squadron and fleet levels
  • Senior military assistant to the Secretary of Defense

Independent: Yes

Other current directorships/trusteeships:

  • First Eagle Alternative Credit, LLC
  • Board of Trustees of the Invesco U.S. ETF Complex (6 trusts comprising 211 funds)

Admiral Giambastiani brings a wide breadth of experience with major program development, program resourcing, and other aspects of managing large U.S. armed forces acquisition programs, with a particular focus on high-technology programs. He is a career U.S. Navy nuclear-trained submarine officer with extensive operational, maintenance, overhaul, engineering, and acquisition experience. During his distinguished U.S. military career of over 40 years, Admiral Giambastiani developed extensive strategic, leadership, risk management, operational, and engineering experience that complements Boeing's diverse business needs. These skills enable him to provide expert advice to senior management and his fellow directors on a range of technical and operational matters. Since his retirement from the Navy, Admiral Giambastiani has expanded his oversight experience, serving on numerous U.S. Government advisory boards, accident/incident investigation teams and task forces. Admiral Giambastiani significantly enhances the Board's strategic and management oversight abilities, particularly with respect to product quality and safety. As a result of his experience as a senior military leader in strategy development and program risk oversight, as well as his expertise with respect to safety and cybersecurity, the Board elected Admiral Giambastiani to serve as Chair of the specially-appointed Committee on Airplane Policies and Processes, and later the Chair of the standing Aerospace Safety Committee. Admiral Giambastiani earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in electrical engineering with leadership distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy.

Admiral Giambastiani is Chair of the Aerospace Safety Committee and a member of the Governance & Public Policy Committee and the Special Programs Committee.