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Jay L. Johnson

Admiral Johnson retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Dynamics Corporation, a publicly traded manufacturer of defense, aerospace, and other technology products, in December 2012. Admiral Johnson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and currently serves as a director of the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation and The Peregrine Fund.


  • 2000 to 2008: various senior executive roles at Dominion Resources Inc., a publicly traded energy company, including as CEO of Dominion Virginia Power
  • Prior to 2000: 32-year career in the U.S. Navy, serving as chief of naval operations and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff since 1996
  • Previously served on the boards of International Paper and USAA


  • Admiral Johnson graduated with a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy.
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