Asian American Engineer of the Year Awards
Asian American Executive Award

Mr. John Miyamoto
Vice Presidnet
Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Lookheed Martin Corporation

John Miyamoto is vice president of Advanced Extremely High Frequency (Advanced EHF) Space Vehicles 4/5/6 Enhancements Programs at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Sunnyvale, California. He is responsible for the procurement of Space Vehicles 4/5/6 and technology enhancements of Advanced EHF, a secure, protected military communications satellite program valued at over $3 billion.

During the past 24 years, John has held positions of increasing responsibility that span the entire life cycle of program development—from the pre-proposal proof-of-concept phase through product delivery. He has a broad knowledge in systems engineering as well as radio frequency/microwave/digital communications hardware development for both ground and space applications. He has supported over 11 competitive proposals and led an organization that successfully delivered over 32 advanced communications products and provided communication system engineering services to a variety of defense, civil, and commercial space programs during his tenure.  

Prior to his current position, John was vice president for the Advanced EHF program and was also responsible for providing engineering support for the operational Milstar and Defense Satellite Communications System military communications constellations. Earlier John served as the chief system engineer and system engineering, integration, and test director, and then as the deputy program manager on the Advanced EHF program, providing technical and program leadership for all phases of the advanced communications system development and design. 

John earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from California State University at Fresno. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Antenna Measurement and Techniques Association, and Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.