December 22, 2014: Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced the appointment of Jack Dorsett as chief executive for Japan, effective immediately. In this new position, he will be responsible for coordinating the corporation's relationship with Japan, supporting current programs and developing strategies for growth.
Dorsett was previously vice president, Command and Control Systems, within Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector and led a portfolio of business pursuits including the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services program, the Air Operations Center 10.2 modernization and cooperative engagement capability and the Ship Self-Defense System.
Dorsett joined Northrop Grumman in 2011 following a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy where he held numerous command and staff positions. He was deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance, Navy chief information officer and director of Naval Intelligence, overseeing Navy's intelligence, information technology networks, cyber, electronic warfare and unmanned programs.
While with the Navy, Dorsett was the resource sponsor for unmanned programs, including Triton, Fire Scout and Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike aircraft, and command and control capabilities, including the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. Previously, he was director for Intelligence to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
"Jack brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience in defense systems, making him well-suited to lead Northrop Grumman's activities in this strategically important market," said David Perry, corporate vice president and chief global business development officer, Northrop Grumman. "His appointment will enable us to establish our in-country presence and position the company for future success in Japan as we continue to broaden our market focus to one that is increasingly global."
Dorsett earned a bachelor's degree from Jacksonville University and a master's from the National Defense Intelligence College.