The National Defense Industrial Association´s (NDIA) space division has reported it will present the Honorable Peter B. Teets Award to Lt. Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, deputy chief of staff, operations, headquarters United States Air Force (USAF) and Martin C. Faga, retired president and chief executive officer of the Mitre Corporation, the company said.
The award is the space division´s highest honor and recognizes public and private sector leadership or achievement that results in significant contributions to the development, introduction, operational contribution or support of space systems. Each year the division recognizes an individual from government and an individual from industry.
Raymond has been selected as the government honoree. He served in space and missile operations for over 30 years and has an extensive record of success, innovation and contributions to national security space, particularly in the integration of space with other domains of warfare in the joint environment. In his current role, he is responsible to the Secretary of the Air Force and the chief of staff for formulating policy supporting air, space, cyber, irregular warfare, counter-proliferation, homeland security, and weather operations.
Faga, has been selected as the industry honoree. He has over 40 years of service with in the National Security Space community. He was the tenth director of the national reconnaissance office (NRO) where he downgraded the classification of NRO products, and appointed a deputy director for military support.
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is a 501(c)(3) that is America´s defense industry association promoting national security.