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Northrop Elects Former CNO Gary Roughead to Board of Directors

Gary Roughead

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has elected retired Navy Adm. Gary Roughead to Northrop’s board of directors, Northrop announced Thursday.

Roughead’s election increases the company’s number of directors to 13, 12 of which are nonemployee directors.

The 38-year Navy veteran served as the 29th chief of naval operations from 2007 to 2011.

Roughead is one of only two officers to have commanded the fleets in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

He also commanded U.S. Fleet Forces Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Joint Task Force 519.

At Fleet Forces Command, Roughead was responsible for ensuring Navy forces were properly trained, equipped and prepared for operations.

Roughead’s U.S.-based assignments include serving as commandant of the Naval Academy and as chief of legislative affairs for the Department of the Navy.

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