Leo A. Brooks, Jr.
Vice President, National Security and
Space Group Government Operations
Leo A. Brooks, Jr. is Vice President, National Security & Space Group, for the Boeing Company’s Government Operations in Washington, DC. In this capacity, he serves as the company’s senior corporate liaison with the Pentagon, NASA, and the Department of Homeland Security. Before taking his current position, Brooks served as the Vice President, Army Systems Business Development within Boeing’s Integrated Defense Systems.
Brooks joined the company in August 2006, after serving in the United States Army for 27 distinguished years and retiring as a brigadier general. He commanded units in virtually every echelon of the Army including an Airborne Brigade in the famed 82nd Airborne Division, Deputy Commanding General of 1st Armored Division in Germany, and Commandant of Cadets at the United States Military Academy. His last assignment prior to retiring was as the Vice Director of the Army Staff, Office of the Chief of Staff, in the Pentagon. In that capacity, he was the principal deputy to the Director of the Army Staff, responsible for integrating, coordinating, and synchronizing the efforts of the Army staff to support Army and Combatant Commands in the global war on terrorism.
Brooks holds a B.S. degree from West Point and an M.P.A. from the University of Oklahoma. Brooks is a Senior Fellow of the Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Government, National Security Studies Program. Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Norwich University. In February 2009, he was recognized at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards, with the Military Leadership Stars and Stripes Award. Additionally, he has been awarded an honorary doctorate of laws from the New England School of Law.