L. David Montague, a retired Aerospace Executive, was president of an enterprise of more than 6000 engineering, production and support employees providing major defense systems for the US government. He retired in 1996 after seven years in that role capping a forty-year career. Still active as an independent consultant, he has served as an advisor to the Department of Defense under six administrations.
Mr. Montague has been nationally recognized for his leadership in national defense management and policy. In conjunction with his service on defense policy studies and the National Research Council, he authored papers on national strategic defense policy issues and management topics. From 2010 to 2012 he led an eighteen month Congressionally mandated National Academy of Science study on Ballistic Missile Defense. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and has been a member of the National Academy of Engineering for thirty years.
Montague has authored two books, one on Integrity in organization management , and the other on Integrity in defense acquisition management co-authored with a retired three-star Admiral with whom he worked in partnership for much of their careers as they came up through the ranks.