Craig R. Cooning is president of Network and Space Systems (N&SS) for The Boeing Company. Appointed to this position in July 2014, Cooning leads 15,000 employees in 10 countries. N&SS provides global customers with space exploration, cyber security, missile defense, and satellite communications solutions. Previously, Cooning served as vice president and general manager of Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems, and chief executive officer of Boeing Satellite Systems International. A retired Major General from the United States Air Force, he previously served as Director of Space Acquisition in the Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force. Cooning earned his bachelor’s degree in aviation management from the School of Engineering at Auburn University in Alabama and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama.