Lockheed Martin names former top US general to board

26 January 2020

Retired US Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, who until recently headed the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, is joining Lockheed Martin’s board of directors, the US defence company announced on 24 January.

Dunford, 64, will bring “valuable insight” to the board, drawing on “his experience in complex, global operations and risk management, including cyber security threats”, said Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin’s chairman, president, and CEO.

Dunford will officially begin his new role on 10 February. His appointment will boost the board’s size to 12 members.

Dunford’s four-year tenure as Joint Chiefs chairman, the highest-ranking military officer in the US, ended in September.

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