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Posted: 12/17/2005 10:14:00 AM EDT
from:www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/12-15-2005/0004235112&EDATE=


WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 15, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Raytheon
Company (NYSE: RTN) board of directors has elected Admiral Vern Clark, U.S.
Navy (Ret.), 61, to the board. With the election of Clark, the Raytheon board
is comprised of 12 directors.


Clark joins the Raytheon board following 37 years of distinguished
military service, culminating with his appointment in July 2000 as the 27th
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). Upon his retirement in September 2005, Clark
became the second longest serving CNO in history.

Clark's Navy experience includes having served more than half his career
in command starting with a patrol gunboat as a lieutenant and concluding as
the Chief of Naval Operations and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In
between he served in increasingly senior assignments with two destroyer
squadrons, the Atlantic Fleet's Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center, a
carrier battle group, the Second Fleet -- NATO's striking fleet, and the
Atlantic Fleet.

Clark has received numerous military decorations for his service,
including four Defense Distinguished Service Medals, three Navy Distinguished
Service Medals, and three awards of the Legion of Merit. He has also been
honored with two Distinguished Service Medals received from the Army and Air
Force, as well as recognition from a number of international allied countries.

Clark earned his undergraduate degree from Evangel College in Springfield,
Missouri, and an MBA from the University of Arkansas. He holds an Honorary
Doctorate in Public Service from the University of Toledo and an Honorary
Doctorate of Science from Old Dominion University.

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2004 sales of $20.2 billion, is an
industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information
technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft.
With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 80,000 people worldwide.


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