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Ambassador John Negroponte Joins Agility DGS Board.

Career Diplomat Brings Decades of National Security Experience

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Former U.S. Ambassador John D. Negroponte has joined the board of directors of leading logistics provider Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS), the company announced today.

"John Negroponte has earned a reputation as one of America's finest strategic thinkers and most dedicated public servants," said Dan Mongeon, president and CEO of Agility DGS. "In four decades as a diplomat and civil servant, John was frequently singled out for the most difficult and sensitive assignments. He brings insight and integrity, and Agility DGS is thrilled to have him join us."

Negroponte is vice chairman of McLarty Associates, a leading international strategic advisory firm in Washington DC.

"I am delighted to be joining the board of Agility DGS, a name synonymous with the finest support for U.S. and allied defense establishments around the world," Negroponte said.

Negroponte served as U.S. ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations and Iraq. He also held positions on the National Security Council, served as deputy national security advisor to President Ronald Reagan, and was the nation's first director of national intelligence.

Negroponte's most recent position in government was as deputy secretary of state, where he served as the State Department's chief operating officer. He has twice received the State Department's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Medal. President George W. Bush awarded Negroponte the National Security Medal for his outstanding contributions to U.S. national security.

"I believe my experience in nine different countries on four continents during more than four decades of public service can provide useful insights and perspectives to the leadership of Agility as it guides the company to new levels of achievement," Negroponte said. "I also look forward to strengthening civilian/military partnerships that have been a consistent focus of my professional life starting with my service as a young diplomat in Vietnam right through to my work in the State Department on Iraq, including a tour as ambassador there in 2004-2005."

Agility DGS supplies food for U.S. troops in Iraq and provides logistics, commodities and supply chain services to the U.S. government, government customers in Europe and the Middle East, and the United Nations.

About Agility Defense & Government Services

Agility Defense & Government Services is the public sector arm of Agility. It provides complete supply chain management, logistics services and commodity services to defense and government customers. With more than 550 offices in 120 countries, Agility DGS and its parent offer a vast network of global land, sea and air transportation capabilities, including warehousing and storage.

For more information, contact Jim Cox, Agility DGS vice president of public affairs and marketing, at 703.417.6050 or at, or visit
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