Lt. Gen (Ret) Bruce Litchfield

Vice President Sustainment Operations , Lockheed Martin

Bruce Litchfield is Vice President, Sustainment Operations for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. In this capacity, he is responsible for and leads the execution of the Aeronautics global sustainment business. He also directs operations in Greenville, South Carolina; San Antonio, Texas, and Montreal, Canada, in addition to Aeronautics Field Team Operations worldwide.  

Previously, Mr. Litchfield was Vice President of Production Program Support for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and was responsible for leadership and functional management of production programs across multiple geographic sites. 

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Mr. Litchfield served 34 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant General. He commanded six U.S. Air Force units at every level from squadron to standing up, and commanding, the Air Force Sustainment Center. He is also the architect of an innovative leadership and governance system called “Art of the Possible.”   

Throughout his Air Force career, Mr. Litchfield has held numerous positions in the areas of operational support, acquisition, and logistics. He was the director of logistics for Pacific Air Forces and a major Joint Task Force. Staff assignments included tours at three Major Commands, the Air Staff, and Joint Staff levels.        

In addition, Mr. Litchfield served as the vice commander and deputy program executive officer for Aeronautical Systems Command where he held program execution responsibilities. The vast portfolio of programs crossed the fighter, bomber, mobility, and training system spectrum. He is certified as a Level III program manager in the Department of Defense’s Acquisition Professional Development Program.  

Mr. Litchfield graduated from Norwich University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and holds a Master’s in Administration from Georgia College, and National Strategy from the Naval War College.

Session Info

Monday, June 18 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Room 109AB

Military Aircraft Sustainment In A Connected World- The Challenges

Lt. Gen. (Ret) Bruce Litchfield, vice president, Sustainment Operations, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, will provide an overview of the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics global sustainment footprint and the anticipated future sustainment challenges that will need to be met. Gen. Litchfield will touch upon the types of new technology that Lockheed Martin is evaluating and employing to provide more readiness at less cost in support of the warfighter.

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