Dale P. Bennett is executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training (MST) business area.
In this role, Mr. Bennett oversees the execution of programs for the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy, as well as for international military, civil and commercial customers. MST employs approximately 17,000 people across the globe, including more than 2,000 in Australia, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom and other countries. MST’s portfolio features more than 1,000 programs, such as the Aegis Combat System, Littoral Combat Ship, MH-60 helicopter avionics, ocean energy, and military and commercial training systems, including for the F-35 Lightning II.
Previously, Mr. Bennett served as the president of Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2) business unit and the Global Training and Logistics (GTL) business unit before that.
Mr. Bennett's career spans more than 30 years of service to industry and the military. He joined Lockheed Martin in 1981 as a systems engineer and worked assignments of increasing responsibility within the Corporation. Mr. Bennett’s diverse background includes experience in engineering, business development, strategic planning, independent research and development, program management and general management.
Mr. Bennett has also served as president of Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support, as well as a dual role as president of the Integrated Coast Guard Systems joint venture and vice president of Lockheed Martin MS2’s Coast Guard Systems.
Mr. Bennett served honorably in the U.S. Air Force. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of South Carolina-Columbia, a master’s degree in engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Sloan Fellows Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.