LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed R. David Carlton vice president, associate general counsel and sector counsel for its Technical Services sector. He reports to Stephen D. Yslas, corporate vice president and general counsel.

Carlton most recently served as assistant general counsel and associate sector counsel for Technical Services. Previously, he served in the company's Electronic Systems sector as counsel to its Naval & Marine Systems and C4ISR & Space Sensors divisions and provided legal support to the sector's finance operations. He also served as director of business operations for the Government Systems Division of the Electronic Systems sector.

Before joining Northrop Grumman, he held the position of division counsel of PRC, Inc., a Litton Industries unit. Carlton had previously been a partner at Howrey & Simon, and he served as general counsel of the Douglas Aircraft Company, as group counsel for Ford Aerospace and as a trial attorney in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Army.

Carlton earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in political science from Washington and Lee University and his Juris Doctor degree from the Washington and Lee University School of Law. He is a member of the Virginia and California Bars.

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.

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