NSSA Welcomes General Lester Lyles (Ret.) and Stephanie O'Sullivan to Board of Directors
The National Security Space Association (NSSA) is proud to announce two additions to our Board of Directors: General Lester Lyles (Ret.) and Ms. Stephanie O’Sullivan.
NSSA is the only non-profit support association solely dedicated to the National Security Space enterprise. These appointments add valuable experience in intelligence and national security space to NSSA leadership and brings the total number of Board members to seven.
General Lester Lyles provides unparalleled leadership and experience in National Security Space to NSSA’s Board of Directors. Prior to retiring from the Air Force in October 2003 after a 35 year career, General Lyles served as Commander of Air Force Materiel Command, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, Commander of Space and Missile Systems Center, and Commander of Ogden Air Logistics Center. General Lyles has chaired or served on several councils related to the U.S. space program, including the Augustine Space Committee. Currently, General Lyles is the Chair of the NASA Advisory Council and serves on the National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group. Having previously served on NSSA’s Board of Advisors, General Lyles brings extensive knowledge of the organization and the National Security Space community to this position.
Ms. Stephanie O’Sullivan brings extensive expertise from the Intelligence Community to her position at NSSA. While serving from February 2011 until January 2017 as the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI), she led efforts across the Intelligence Community to integrate disparate information technology environments and improve the research, development, and deployment of advanced collection systems. Ms. O’Sullivan previously served as Associate Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (ADD/CIA) leading day-to-day management of the agency and in a variety of leadership roles in the CIA’s Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T), where she focused on systems acquisition and research and development. Before joining the CIA, she worked for the Office of Naval Intelligence and TRW, which is now part of Northrop Grumman. Ms. O’Sullivan will be a vital addition to NSSA’s Board of Directors.