Kristin St. Peter
The Aerospace Corporation
Deputy General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel and Secretary
Kristin St. Peter is deputy general counsel in the Office of the General Counsel and Secretary at The Aerospace Corporation. She assumed this position on October 2, 2023. In her role, St. Peter partners with Aerospace’s general counsel to develop legal strategies and solutions in response to critical business needs and challenges, in addition to leading a team of attorneys, paralegals, and administrative staff located primarily in Aerospace’s California and Virginia offices. Her responsibilities include providing legal advice and counsel at the senior management level, managing corporate governance, including the board of trustees and its committees, and serving as the corporation’s chief privacy officer.
Prior to joining Aerospace, St. Peter worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), serving as acting general counsel and leading a team of 87 in the Office of the General Counsel while overseeing DIA’s legal mission. Prior to that, she was the DIA’s principal deputy general counsel. Previously, St. Peter held senior executive legal and non-legal positions at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), including chief of the mission and international law team, chief of Congressional affairs, and deputy associate director for capabilities, where she was responsible for a multibillion-dollar technology budget, data-focused workforce modernization, and machine learning efforts.
Before that, St. Peter spent seven years in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, and the Horn of Africa, providing legal support to U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) operations and leading teams of attorneys. She also spent several years working in Micronesia. The extensive civil and criminal trial experience St. Peter gained as an assistant attorney general on Saipan and a special assistant U.S. attorney on Guam culminated in her record-breaking achievement: securing the longest criminal sentence in the history of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. St. Peter embarked upon her federal service career in 2003 with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
St. Peter earned her bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College, a juris doctor from the University of Maine School of Law, and a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University.
Awards and Honors
St. Peter has received numerous awards, including the U.S. Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award; two U.S. Department of Defense Global War on Terrorism Medals; the NATO Non-Article 5 Service Medal; the U.S. Army Superior Civilian Service Award; the NGA Superior Civilian Service Medal; the NGA Meritorious Civilian Service Medal; the NGA Medallion for Excellence; and the DIA Director’s Award. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Last updated on: October 24, 2023