Anteon adds two high-profile directors to board

Two former high-ranking defense officials are joining the board of directors of Anteon International Corp.

The Fairfax, Va. company announced Feb. 19 that retired Army Gen. Hugh Shelton, who stepped down Sept. 30 as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, accepted a seat on the board.

On Feb. 21, the company announced the appointment of former Defense Secretary William Perry. Perry served as secretary from 1994 to 1997.

During his two terms as joint chiefs chairman, Shelton directed the military services through numerous joint operations. He addressed issues of readiness and retention of the current force while simultaneously crafting Joint Vision 2020, the roadmap for the Future Joint Force.

"Gen. Hugh Shelton has consistently transformed visions into realities throughout his distinguished 37-year military career," said Frederick Iseman, Anteon's chairman. "He has not only laid the groundwork for the Future Joint Force, he has also demonstrated his continuing commitment to the troops by championing a number of landmark quality-of-life initiatives for service members, their families and military retirees."

Perry is currently the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor at Stanford University, with a joint appointment in the School of Engineering and the Institute for International Studies. He also serves as Co-Director of the Preventive Defense Project.

"Bill Perry is recognized nationally and internationally for his work in advancing technology and for his public service at the highest levels of government. He brings to the board a global vision, great business acumen and an extensive background in high-technology applications," Iseman said.

Anteon registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Dec. 21 for an initial public offering of stock, looking to raise up to $230 million. The company has been backed by the investment group Caxton-Iseman Capital Inc. of New York. The Anteon chairman will continue to hold a controlling interest in the company, with other officers holding much smaller blocs of shares. A date for the IPO has not yet been set.

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