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Boeing elects Adm. John M. Richardson (Ret.) to board

Christian Fernsby | Chicago, Ill., USA | October 28, 2019
John M. RichardsonThe Boeing Company announced that it has elected retired Adm. John M. Richardson as its newest member.
Mr. Richardson served as the 31st chief of Naval Operations from September 2015 until August 2019, when he retired from the U.S. Navy after 37 years of service.

Mr. Richardson will join the Aerospace Safety Committee, which was formed in August following a rigorous five-month review of the company's policies and processes for airplane design and development by the board's temporary Committee on Airplane Policies and Processes.

Mr. Richardson also will serve on the board's Special Programs Committee.

Mr. Richardson has a long career of service with the U.S. Navy, including in the attack submarine division on the Chief of Naval Operations staff, as naval aide to the president, and as director of Strategy and Policy at U.S. Joint Forces Command, among other positions.

Mr. Richardson also evaluated and taught prospective submarine commanding officers who would be responsible for the lives of their shipmates in extreme environments.

Mr. Richardson completed his naval career as the director of Naval Reactors and then as the 31st chief of Naval Operations.

Mr. Richardson contributed to teams that have been awarded the Presidential Unit Citation and other awards for outstanding team performance.

He was awarded the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for his time in command of USS Honolulu.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Mr. Richardson holds a Bachelor of Science in physics. Mr. Richardson holds master's degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and national security strategy from the National War College.