Latasha Beckman Begins Term on ASTM International Board of Directors

Latasha Beckman, the deputy director of the Defense Standardization Program Office in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), has started her three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors.

ASTM International’s board is made of 25 leaders from a variety of companies, associations, universities, government bodies, and other organizations around the world.

Beckman is responsible for the development and implementation of standardization policy for systems, subsystems, equipment, components, parts, materials, and related engineering practices and technology areas. She is also actively involved in engaging the U.S. with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and other allies and partners on standardization matters.  

Beckman is an advisor to U.S. representatives of various multinational fora on standardization matters. She has participated as a member of multinational and DoD working groups and integrated product teams, and has also led teams of industry, DoD, federal agencies, and foreign governments to develop and improve standardization policies, procedures, and programs.

Additionally, Beckman has been responsible for promoting the use of civil standards on a global scale, including engagement with standards developing organizations, such as CEN, DIN, SAE, and ASTM International. Prior to her work with international standardization, Beckman was an industrial engineer for the U.S. Department of the Army. 

Beckman holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an master’s degree in industrial technology with a concentration in manufacturing systems from North Carolina A&T State University.

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January 26, 2023