Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global provider of aerospace and defense technologies, has announced GySgt. Jonathon E. Thornton of the Marine Wing Support Squadron 372 as the winner of the Marine Corps Aviation Association´s (MCAA) Jack W. Demmond award, the company said.
The award, sponsored by Orbital ATK, recognizes the Aviation Ground Marine of the Year and was established in honor of Lt. Col. Jack W. Demmond, who served Marine Corps aviation with versatility and distinction for more than 29 years. The award recognizes the most outstanding contribution by a ground Marine serving with Marine aviation. The recipients are Marines of all ranks who are nominated by their superiors and vetted through Headquarters Marine Corps.
Orbital ATK´s Defense Systems Group is an industry provider of providing innovative and affordable precision and strike weapons, advanced propulsion and hypersonics, missile components across air-, sea- and land-based systems, ammunition and related energetic products.
Orbital ATK is a global provider of aerospace and defense technologies. The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK employs approximately 14,000 people across the US and in several international locations. For more information, visit www.orbitalatk.com.