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Retired Rear Admiral Robert C. "Willie" Williamson Joins Raytheon's Transformation Team

    WASHINGTON, June 2  /PRNewswire/ -- Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert
C. "Willie" Williamson has joined Raytheon Company's Network Centric Systems,
McKinney, Texas, as director, Naval Integration and Transformation. He will be
based in the company's Washington office.

    Williamson is responsible for coordinating naval transformation issues,
specifically as they pertain to net-centric operations, as well as conveying
mission-critical customer requirements and strategies to Raytheon's business

    Williamson was previously director of Government Relations and Federal
Programs at Microsoft, responsible for sales, business development, and the
capture/proposal process for public sector opportunities. He generated
Microsoft's worldwide government strategy, developed the Executive Partner
Engagement Strategy, and created a process-driven methodology focusing on key
systems integrator relationships.

    Before joining Microsoft, Williamson served as military deputy assistant
secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition and director,
Office of Program Appraisal. He was the senior military advisor on the
Secretary of the Navy staff. Williamson commanded the aircraft carrier, USS
Nimitz, during Desert Storm, and his last operational assignment was
Commander, Carrier Group Two, (John F. Kennedy Battle Group), deploying to the
Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas in support of allied operations in Bosnia.

    "Willie brings a unique understanding of customer requirements, government
internal processes, and technology issues to Raytheon," said Jack Costello,
vice president, Strategic Transformation, Raytheon Network Centric Systems.
"He has more than 30 years experience in defense systems and strategy
development, and extensive knowledge of network-centric programs, procurement
policies, and legislative requirements."

    Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2003 sales of $18.1 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 78,000 people worldwide.

   Janet Kopec

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

Web site:  http://www.raytheon.com/

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