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Northrop Grumman names corporate lead executive for Hampton, Virginia

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Falls Church, Va., USA – Northrop Grumman Corporation, a security company, announced that it has appointed Charles W. Lyon corporate lead executive for company business in Hampton, Va.[break]


In his new role, Mr. Lyon represents the company to customers in the eastern region including joint and Air Force commands across the continental United States and Europe, such as European Command, Africa Command, Air Combat Command, Global Strike Command, Air & Education Training Command and U.S. Air Forces Europe.

Mr. Lyon joins Northrop Grumman after retiring from the Air Force with more than 32 years of service. His final assignment was director of Operations, Headquarters, Air Combat Command, Hampton, Va. He was promoted to major general in 2010. During his Air Force career he commanded at the squadron, group, wing and task force levels, leading airmen in Operations Iraqi Freedom/Northern Watch/Southern Watch/Provide Comfort (Iraq) and Allied Force (Serbia).

A command pilot, Mr. Lyon has 3,800 hours in F - December 26, 2013, Falls Church, Va., USA – Northrop Grumman Corporation, a security company, announced that it has appointed Charles W. Lyon corporate lead executive for company business in Hampton, Va.

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In his new role, Mr. Lyon represents the company to customers in the eastern region including joint and Air Force commands across the continental United States and Europe, such as European Command, Africa Command, Air Combat Command, Global Strike Command, Air & Education Training Command and U.S. Air Forces Europe.

Mr. Lyon joins Northrop Grumman after retiring from the Air Force with more than 32 years of service. His final assignment was director of Operations, Headquarters, Air Combat Command, Hampton, Va. He was promoted to major general in 2010. During his Air Force career he commanded at the squadron, group, wing and task force levels, leading airmen in Operations Iraqi Freedom/Northern Watch/Southern Watch/Provide Comfort (Iraq) and Allied Force (Serbia).

A command pilot, Mr. Lyon has 3,800 hours in F-16, B-1, KC-135, E-8C, RC-135, RQ-1 and HH-60 aircraft, including more than 1,100 combat flying hours. As the 9 th Air Expeditionary Task Force commander, he commanded Air Force forces in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011.

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