Rear Adm. Yount To Head Avondale Facility

Northrop Grumman Corporation has named Rear Adm. George R. Yount, USN (Ret.), as vice president of the company's Ship Systems sector, with responsibility for operations at the Avondale facility Rear Adm. Yount, who joined Ship Systems' senior management team in mid-January, will have responsibility for 5,000 craft and ship management personnel involved in ship construction as well as production planning, scheduling and facility engineering. He will also serve on the Ship Systems Policy Council, which influences all future Northrop Grumman Ship Systems business decisions.

Rear Adm. Yount served 33 years in the United States Navy, retiring in September 2001, following an assignment as deputy commander for Integrated Warfare Systems, Naval Sea Systems Command.

He earned a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is an engineering duty officer and is qualified as a surface warfare officer, as an engineering duty officer qualified in submarines, and as an acquisition professional.

Commissioned into the Navy when he graduated from The University of Wisconsin, Stout, in 1968, Rear Adm.

Yount has held sea assignments aboard USS Towers, USS Bauer, USS Ulysses S. Grant and USS Dixon.

His shore assignments include director, Supportability, Maintenance and Modernization, on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations; commander, Naval Ordnance Center; and commander, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Additionally, Rear Adm. Yount has served at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard; Portsmouth Naval Shipyard; Norfolk Naval Shipyard; Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va.; and the Engineer and Repair Department, Naval Submarine Base, New London, Conn.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 23,  Feb 2002

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