LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that it has appointed Stanley R. Szemborski, former Vice Admiral in the U.S. Navy, as the company's vice president of corporate strategy effective immediately. He will be based in the company's Washington, D.C. office.

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"We are very pleased to welcome Stan to our leadership team," said Ronald D. Sugar, Northrop Grumman's chairman of the board and chief executive officer. "His extensive experience and perspective on national security matters will greatly benefit the company and its customers in the future."

In his role, Szemborski will lead the corporation's strategy activities, working closely with the corporate leadership, the business development and government relations organizations, and the business segments.

Szemborski recently retired as a Vice Admiral from the U.S. Navy after 36 years of commissioned service. He served for ten years in senior Pentagon positions, most recently as principal deputy director, Program Analysis and Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he provided the Secretary of Defense independent analytic advice regarding alternative force structures, cost-effective weapons systems and operational readiness. He also served on the Joint Staff as deputy director, Force Structure, Resources, and Requirements and directed the Operations Division, Fiscal Management and Budget for the Department of the Navy.

Previously, Szemborski commanded Submarine Squadron Four in Charleston, S.C.; and the USS Chicago and USS Houston nuclear-powered submarines. He also served as an engineer officer of a nuclear-powered submarine and as congressional liaison for the Department of the Navy.

Szemborski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the United States Naval Academy, graduating with distinction, and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. He has earned numerous awards including the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the U.S. Navy Distinguished Service Medal.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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