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General Dynamics Elects Gen. James L. Jones to Board of Directors

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) board of directors has elected retired U.S. Marine Corps general James L. Jones to be a director of the corporation, effective Aug. 3, 2011.

Jones, 67, is currently president of global consulting firm Jones Group International and served as National Security Advisor to the President of the United States from January 2009 to November 2010.

Previously, he was Supreme Allied Commander of the U.S. European Command and served as the 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps, which he served for more than 40 years until his 2007 retirement.

Jones is also on the boards of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Atlantic Council of the United States, among other institutions.

“Jim Jones’ depth of knowledge and experience in global security issues makes him a valuable addition to the General Dynamics board, ” said Jay L. Johnson, chairman and CEO of General Dynamics.

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