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Bush School Dean Mark Welsh Appointed to Northrop Grumman Board of Directors

December 09, 2016

Northrop Grumman has elected Mark Welsh, dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, to the company’s Board of Directors.

“We are delighted that Mark Welsh has joined our Board of Directors,” said Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Northrop Grumman Corporation. “His extensive leadership experience and deep understanding of global security are a great fit for our board, and we are excited about the contributions he will make as Northrop Grumman employees around the globe work to create value for our customers and shareholders.”

A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Army Command and General Staff College, the Air War College, and the National War College, Welsh also has significant academic expertise in national security and defense studies. As chief of staff of the Air Force, Welsh was responsible for the organization, training, and equipping of 664,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. Welsh and other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff functioned as military advisers to the secretary of defense, National Security Council, and the president.

Welsh will join a board of thirteen independent directors of the global security firm.

“It is a privilege to have been elected to this position on the board of a leading global organization,” Welsh said. “Northrup Grumman has a long and proud history of supporting our nation’s national defense, and I’m pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to their efforts.”

Northrop Grumman provides innovative systems, products, and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial organizations.  The company is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia.