Myland Pride, Colonel USAF (Retired), is a Director of Mission Strategy for Lockheed Martin’s Military Space business, working with the U.S. Government and its allies developing space solutions with a particular focus on the missile warning and defense, and tactical space missions. Mr. Pride leads Lockheed Martin’s efforts to combine the company’s investments in future capabilities with those of teammates in industry, academia, research labs, and the U.S. Government to establish new architectures responsive to emerging threats in space. Based on the criticality of space to today’s global security, Mr. Pride coordinates across the Lockheed Martin enterprise, to include missile and fire control, missile defense and ground systems, to architect the infrastructure needed to enable Joint All-Domain Operations (JADO). As part of this work, he leads Lockheed Martin Innovation Partners, the company’s initiative to engage, accelerate, and onboard non-traditional companies and partners to programs of record.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin Space, Mr. Pride served as Director, Legislative and Government Affairs for the Intelsat Corporation. Prior to that position, Mr. Pride served in the United States Air Force for 25 years, with various operational roles in nuclear and space operations, as well as staff positions in programming, strategy and policy across the Air Force and intelligence community.
Mr. Pride holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy, and various Master’s Degrees relative to National Security from the United States Air Command and Staff College, the United States Air War College, and the United States Naval War College. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from Webster University.