Northrop Grumman Corporation
has named Gaylene M. McHale vice president and program manager of large deck amphibious ship programs for the Ship Systems sector, effective immediately.
McHale will manage the large deck amphibious shipbuilding
programs, consisting of LHD and LHA class ships. In this role, she
will have overall program responsibility for the construction and
delivery of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship Makin Island
8) and the contract award, design, construction and delivery of LHA 6.
Previously, she managed the construction of New Orleans (LPD 18) and
the preliminary design and development for LHA 6.
McHale joined Northrop Grumman in April 2004 after spending
more than 20 years at General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine
where she held several positions in construction, design, procurement
and program management. She earned a bachelor's degree from Trinity
College in Hartford, Conn., and a master's degree in business
administration from New Hampshire College
in Manchester, NH.
Northrop Grumman Ship Systems includes primary operations in
Pascagoula and Gulfport, Miss.; and in New Orleans and Tallulah, La.,
as well as in a network of fleet support offices in the U.S. and Japan.
Ship Systems is one of the nation's leading full-service systems
companies for the design, engineering, construction and life-cycle
support of major surface ships for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and