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Retired Navy Officer Gary Rosholt Joins L3 as VP for Mideast Operations; Michael Strianese Comments

Gary Rosholt

Gary Rosholt, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral and former U.S. Special Operations Command Central deputy commanding general, has joined L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) as vice president for Middle East operations.

He will be oversee L3’s business across Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other locations in the Middle East and help explore new business opportunities, the company said Wednesday.

“The Middle East is an important region for L3, and we are pleased to have someone with the professional and military experience, understanding of defense and security requirements, local partnership opportunities and policy knowledge that Gary brings to the position,” said L3 Chairman and CEO Michael Strianese.

He added that Rosholt will support the company’s efforts to expand into the avionics, airport security, communications, sensors and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sectors.

Rosholt will report to David Van Buren, senior vice president of program development at L3.

Rosholt served as the defense attache at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and was deployed to the Western Pacific and Middle East regions during his 35-year career in the Navy.

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