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EADS North America Defense Appoints Michael A. Hough to its Board of Directors.

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Michael A. Hough (Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps, Ret.) has joined EADS North America Defense's Board of Directors, bringing significant experience in program management, acquisition, research & development, and flight operations.

"We welcome Michael Hough to our 10-member Board of Directors, and look forward to his insights and the benefit of his broad experience in military operations, systems development and acquisition," said John H. Young, Jr., the President and Chief Executive Officer of EADS North America Defense.

Prior to his retirement from active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps on January 1, 2006, Hough's assignments included the Deputy Commandant for Aviation; Director of the Joint Strike Fighter Program; Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Expeditionary Forces Programs; and Branch Head, Aviation Weapons Systems Requirements Branch at Marine Corps headquarters.

As a qualified fighter pilot and flight instructor, Hough had numerous operational assignments, including logistics officer for the fighter attack squadron VMFA-122 in Kanehoe, Hawaii (flying F-4Bs); maintenance and operations officer with VMFA-451/Marine Air Group-31 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina; Commanding Officer of VMFA-312 (with F/A-18s); and Commanding Officer of Marine Air Group-24 in Hawaii.

He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Applied Science, and attended the U.S. Air Force Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, as well as the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

About EADS North America Defense

EADS North America Defense is a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS North America created in 2004 to manage and execute the company's defense and homeland security activities in support of U.S. Department of Defense and other government customers. EADS North America Defense currently includes three business units: EADS North America Defense Test and Services, Talon Instruments, and EADS North America Defense Security and Systems Solutions.

About EADS North America (

EADS North America is the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $8.5 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 174,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. With 11 operating companies located in 30 cities and 15 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.
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