SAVANNAH, Ga., August 29, 2013 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently named William Brown III director of Global Security. In this position, he manages activities critical to the protection of Gulfstream’s employees, assets and property. He reports to Joe Drake, vice president, Real Estate and Facilities, Gulfstream.
Brown came to Gulfstream in 2008 as manager of Security Services and was then promoted to senior manager of Corporate Security Services. He was responsible for implementing, coordinating and enhancing the company’s security efforts, including policies and procedures, physical security, counterintelligence, background checks, access control and a national industrial security program.
“William has nearly 20 years of experience in security and security management,” Drake said. “His background, experience and personal leadership skills are instrumental in maintaining a professional, well-regarded security organization that protects our assets and our customers’ assets alike.”
Before joining Gulfstream, Brown was an assistant director for the Pentagon Force Protection Agency Access Control Division and physical security evaluator for the U.S. Secretary of Defense. Before retiring from the U.S. Air Force Security Forces, he received a number of military awards and medals, including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the third-highest award issued by the U. S. Department of Defense.
Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in business administration from American InterContinental University. He also has a certificate in leadership and management and advanced intercultural management from the Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, Executive Education.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,100 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150®; the new large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G280®; the large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550® and the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650®. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales®. The company employs more than 13,500 people at 12 major locations. We invite you to visit our website for more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft at www.gulfstream.com.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, 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 www.generaldynamics.com.