Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 11, 2008


Curtiss-Wright Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)





(State or other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


4 Becker Farm Road
Roseland, NJ


(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)


Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (973) 597-4752


1200 Wall Street West, Lyndhurst, New Jersey
(Former name or former address, if changed from last report)




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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


On February 5, 2008, the Board of Directors for Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) elected Admiral (Ret.) John B. Nathman to its Board of Directors to serve until his successor is elected and qualified. Admiral Nathman will stand for reelection at the Company’s 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. During his thirty-seven year career with the U.S. Navy, Admiral Nathman held a variety of positions in naval air and sea-based operations, finishing his service as Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.


After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, Admiral Nathman became a naval aviator, ultimately serving as an instructor at the Navy Fighter Weapons School. In 1971, Admiral Nathman earned a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering from the University of West Florida. He attained Flag rank in 1994 and served in a number of command positions, including with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, Naval Air Forces, and U.S. Fleet Forces. Admiral Nathman also served as the Vice Chief of Naval Operations. The nation recognized his exceptional service by bestowing many awards upon him, including the Navy Distinguished Service Medal (four awards), Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (four awards), Bronze Star with Combat V, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V (two awards).


There are no transactions, or series of similar transactions, or any currently proposed transactions, or series of similar transactions, to which the Company is to be a party, in which the amount involved exceeds $60,000, and in which Admiral Nathman had, or will have, a direct or indirect material interest.










Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Curtiss-Wright Corporation



Date: February 11, 2008


/s/ Glenn E. Tynan



Vice President and CFO