- Academy Member Profiles
Year Inducted / Awarded: 2014
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Christopher Lettiere is Senior Vice President of Engineering at DRS Defense Solutions/Integrated Defense Systems and Services, Fort Walton Beach, FL. He directs all engineering activities at nine plants nationwide, developing and supporting the company’s Range Instrumentation, Weapon Controls, Unmanned Aircraft, Communications, Avionics, Nuclear Controls, Signal and Imagery Intelligence Sensors product lines. Mr. Lettiere’s teams have delivered critical products to each of the U.S. Armed services and those of U.S. allies, and delivered classified offerings to the intelligence community and Special Operations that have enhanced the nation’s security since 9/11. He ensures the company’s diverse products are delivered on time, on budget and at the highest quality levels. He also has driven the adoption of standardized Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), requirements management and risk management systems. Following college, he served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and later served almost 12 years as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserve. He earned his M.S. in systems management at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology.