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MG Thomas A. Benes (USMC, Ret.) Joins Alion.

Former Navy Director of Expeditionary Warfare Joins Technology Solutions Provider to Provide Strategic Planning and Direction

MCLEAN, Va. -- Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, announced that it has hired Major General Thomas A. Benes (USMC, Ret.) to provide strategic support to the company's maritime-focused business sector. Benes brings exceptional experience to this role, having most recently served as the Director of the Navy's Expeditionary Warfare Division. Prior to that assignment, Benes was the Director, Strategy and Plans Division, Plans, Policies and Operations for the U.S. Marine Corps.

"Expeditionary warfare will continue to be an essential part of our country's military strategy, so it's critical that Alion is positioned to support the Navy as their needs evolve," said Vice Admiral Scott Fry (USN, Ret.), Alion Senior Vice President and Manager of the Engineering and Integration Solutions Sector. "Tom's expertise in this area alone would make him invaluable to Alion, but the breadth of his experience means we can benefit from his insights about any number of issues that may be critical to our customers in the coming years."

Benes retired in September 2009 after serving 35 years in the Marine Corps. A Naval Aviator and graduate of the TOPGUN program and a weapons and tactics instructor, he has commanded at all levels in the operating forces. In 2000, Benes was assigned as the Chief of Staff, Naval Striking and Support Forces Southern Europe and Deputy Commanding General, Fleet Marine Forces Europe - Naples, Italy. He served as the President of Marine Corps University / Commanding General, Marine Corps Education Command from September 2002 until June 2004.

MG Benes graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and was commissioned through the Platoon Leaders Class program in May 1974. Selected for Top Level School in 1992, he attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from George Washington University.

About Alion Science and Technology

Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers. Building on 70 years of R&D and engineering expertise, Alion brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: naval architecture & marine engineering; defense operations; systems engineering; modeling & simulation; information management & technology; chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; wireless spectrum engineering; and industrial technology. Based in McLean, Virginia, Alion employee-owners are located at major offices, customer sites and laboratories worldwide. For more information, call 877.771.6252 or visit Alion online at

This press release contains information about management's view of Alion's future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of risk factors and uncertainties discussed in documents periodically filed by Alion with the SEC. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

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Date:Nov 11, 2009
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