Orlando Carvalho, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, accepts the Air Force Association’s 2015 John R. Alison Award on behalf of the company’s F-22 program. Photo: Air Force Association
FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 30, 2015 ─ The Air Force Association (AFA) presented its 2015 John R. Alison Award to the Lockheed Martin F-22 program at the annual Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Sept. 14-16 in National Harbor, Maryland. Orlando Carvalho, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the Lockheed Martin-Boeing F-22 team,” said Mr. Carvalho. “We are exceptionally proud of the work this team has accomplished in support of the U.S. Air Force.”
The John R. Alison Award, given annually for outstanding contributions by industrial leadership to national defense, is named for World War II combat ace and Korean War veteran John Richardson “Johnny” Alison, widely regarded as the “father of Air Force Special Operations.” This is the fourth John R. Alison Award presented to Lockheed Martin, including heritage companies.