Robert O. Work

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense

Robert O. Work is a member of the RTX Board of Directors. He brings expertise in global security, defense technology, government and risk management.

Work 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 was a U.S. deputy secretary of Defense and the chief executive officer of the Center for a New American Security. He also served as undersecretary of the U.S. Navy and vice president for strategic studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He served 27 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, with various positions of responsibility, including artillery battery commander, battalion commander, base commander and senior aide to the Secretary of the Navy.

Work serves on the boards of directors of Govini, SparkCognition Government Services and System High Corporation.

He holds three master’s degrees: one in systems management from the University of Southern California, one in space system operations from the Naval Postgraduate School and one in international policy from Johns Hopkins University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.