Northrop taps another sector VP

Skinner joins company after 36 years in Navy

Northrop Grumman has named retired Navy Vice Adm. Mark Skinner as vice president and deputy of business and advanced systems development for the company’s Aerospace Systems sector.

In his new role, Skinner will lead and align the sector’s presence in the Washington, D.C., area and serve as principal sector contact with the company’s government relations team, Northrop Grumman said in a release.

Skinner joins the company after serving in the Navy for 36 years, most recently as the principal military deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition.

He is a Naval Academy graduate and holds a degree in financial management from the Naval Postgraduate School.

This marks the third sector vice president that the company has hired in the past week.

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