James A. Winnefeld Jr. is a member of the RTX Board of Directors. He brings expertise in government, the defense industry, risk management and senior leadership.
Adm. Winnefeld served as a member of the Raytheon Company board from 2017 until the closing of the merger between Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corporation, when he became a member of the RTX board.
He is a retired four-star admiral and was the ninth vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His 37-year U.S. Navy career includes having served as commander of U.S. Northern Command and of NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command. His operational commands include having served as commander of the U.S. Sixth Fleet, and of Allied Joint Command Lisbon.
Adm. Winnefeld serves on the boards of directors of Molson Coors Beverage Company, Alliance Laundry Systems LLC, CEM Defense Materials and Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
He is co-founder and co-chair of SAFE Project, serves on the Board of Advisors of Georgia Institute of Technology and is a trustee of Georgia Tech Foundation.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.