LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21, 2010 -- For the third consecutive year, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been honored as a Top Military Friendly Employer, ranking 9 th overall, according to G.I. Jobs magazine.

Northrop Grumman is among 100 companies to receive the top score from G.I. Jobs, the premier publication for military transitioners.

"Northrop Grumman highly values the veterans we support as employees and suppliers because of who they are," said Wes Bush, CEO and president, Northrop Grumman Corporation. "For the man or woman in uniform, notions like honor, duty and responsibility are not quaint ideas, but rather are core to their fundamental values. These virtues make the American veteran as valuable out of uniform as they were in uniform."

According to GI Jobs, the 2011 rankings are based on a survey which assesses a company's long-term commitment to hiring former military, recruiting and hiring efforts and results, policies for Reserve/Guard members called to active duty, and the presence of special recruitment military programs. The pool of companies eligible for the list is approximately 5,000 (minimum of $500 million in annual revenues). Only two percent made the list.

An example of Northrop Grumman's commitment to servicemen and women is Operation IMPACT , which provides career transition support to service members and their families who have been severely injured in the global war on terror.

In 2010, Northrop Grumman became a corporate partner with of the Army Spouse Employment Partnership, which seeks to enhance employment opportunities for spouses of members of the armed forces and provide improved job portability for such spouses.

Northrop Grumman is a partner of Military OneSource, a Defense Department initiative providing a range of confidential resources and support to service members and their families, including MYCAREER CONNECTION which is designed to address the career challenges faced by military spouses.

The company has also established a military community of practice, a companywide team of Talent Acquisition professionals who meet regularly to share information, experiences, and leading practices for recruiting, networking and hiring of transitioning military personnel.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.   Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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