FALLS CHURCH, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BAE Systems, Inc. today announced that former U.S. Representative and retired U.S. Navy commander Elaine Luria has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
“We are thrilled to have Elaine join our board,” said Kelly Ayotte, chair of the Board of BAE Systems, Inc. “Her knowledge of national security and our industry is rooted in decades of experience serving on active duty in the U.S. Navy, as well as her time serving in Congress. We are fortunate to have her leadership to help position our company for the future.”
From 2019 to 2023, Luria represented Virginia’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she served as vice chair of the Armed Services committee and as a member of the Veterans’ Affairs and Homeland Security committees.
Prior to her time in Congress, Luria completed a 20-year active duty career in the U.S. Navy, serving as a nuclear-trained Surface Warfare Officer, with six deployments to the Middle East and Western Pacific. Her final tour was as commanding officer of Assault Craft Unit TWO.
Luria holds a bachelor’s in Physics and History from the U.S. Naval Academy, and is a graduate of the Naval Nuclear Power School and Naval War College. Luria also holds a master’s in engineering management from Old Dominion University.
During her military service, Luria earned numerous awards and decorations including the Defense Meritorious Service medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation medal (multiple awards) and Navy/Marine Corps Achievement medal.
A complete list of the Inc. Board of Directors is available on the company’s website.