REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 24, 2014 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has announced that industry veteran Faith Jennings, and retired Rear Adm. Vic Beck will lead Communications for its Aerospace Systems sector's unmanned systems and military aircraft divisions, respectively.

"Northrop Grumman is a world-class organization filled with outstanding experts who design, build and deliver some of the most complex defense and military systems in the world," said Cynthia Curiel, sector vice president, Communications, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "Communications to customers, employees, the media and other critical influencers is vital to our success, and Faith and Vic each bring deep industry knowledge and proven experience to our team of seasoned communications professionals."

Jennings' career spans more than 20 years where she most recently served as corporate director of International Communications and Public Relations at Raytheon. Previously, she held positions at Boeing Defense, Space and Security, and in London, with APCO Worldwide, a U.S.-based global corporate communications and public affairs agency, where she advised a number of international brands.

Jennings began her career in broadcasting as an assistant home and foreign news editor for Sky News. She has also worked as a senior producer with the BBC and The Associated Press TV. Jennings earned a bachelor's degree, with honors, in international political and social history from the University of East Anglia, U.K., as well as a master's degree in newspaper journalism from City University, U.K.

Beck most recently was a managing director at Burson-Marsteller, an international public relations and communications agency, where he led the development of communication strategies for global corporations. A veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Beck previously was the vice chief of information for the U.S. Navy and retired in 2013.

Beck earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the State University of New York College at Brockport, as well as a public affairs management degree from the Department of Defense Information School.

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