Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Retired Admiral to Lead GD

Jay L. Johnson,a retired admiral who served as Chief of Naval Operations from 1996-2000,has been selected to head General Dynamics(GD),a major defense contractor.Mr.Johnson will become CEO on 1 July,2009.He has been with Dominion Virginia Power since 2000.General Dynamics builds ships and submarines for the Navy,as well as Gulfstream business jets and the Light Armored Vehicle for the Marine Corps.Mr.Johnson served two tours in Vietnam as a naval aviator and commanded a carrier battle group.He is 61.

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