General Dynamics Employees Earn Honors at 2012 Black Engineer of the Year Awards

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) announced today that 29 employees had been recognized for their professional achievements and leadership at the recent 2012 Black Engineer of the Year Awards in Philadelphia.

Award winners included Kelvin Mason, the chief information officer for Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., who received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. Other General Dynamics employees were recognized for their individual achievements as Modern Day Technology Leaders or Science Spectrum Trailblazers.

During his opening remarks at the event, Jay L. Johnson, chairman and chief executive officer of General Dynamics, said, 'These awards recognize leaders in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics communities. They shine a spotlight on role models that younger generations can look up to and aspire to be. It should be our shared objective that every time we applaud an honoree, we are inspiring another one.”

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 95,100 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at