Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Navy Veteran Scott

Scott is a Principle Project Manager for the B-2 Hardware Sustainment Engineering Team at Northrop Grumman. He served 22 years as a Naval Air Crewman in the U.S. Navy on five different platforms – the MH-53E, UH-3H, C-12, C-26, and the E-6B. He served all over the world and was humbled to have been trained, mentored and led by the best the Navy has to offer. Scott recently retired as a Chief Petty Officer with 5,454 flight hours. The skills and lessons learned throughout his Naval Career no doubt prepared him for his successful transition into the civilian sector.

How long have you been with Northrop Grumman? How did you hear about us?

I started with Northrop Grumman in January 2020 and had initially heard about the company through a friend who was recently hired via the Hiring Our Hero’s (HOH) SkillBridge program.

What is your military background? How did your military background set you up for the role you are in now?

My military background was in aviation maintenance and operations. As a Naval Air Crewman, I was responsible for the safe operation, maintenance, and scheduling of all event while away from our home operating base. These responsibilities have helped tremendously with my new role as a Project Manager and all the responsibilities the job entails.  

What was your experience transitioning into Northrop Grumman as a veteran?

Due to my service connected disability rating, I was entered into the Operation IMPACT program at Northrop Grumman. This program not only helped me with my transition into the private sector, but also made the whole onboarding experience very easy and welcoming. Almost immediately after getting hired, the Northrop Grumman nurse reached out to me and made all the accommodations I would need to make my working area more comfortable based off of my individual disabilities obtained while serving. Most importantly, the Northrop Grumman nurse continued to reach out several times to me to see if there was anything else that could be done to support me.

What do you hope to gain from your new role?

In my new role, I hope to gain as much knowledge as I can to help the team, company, and all future employees transition into their new roles. I hope to grow as a project manager and expand my lessons and knowledge gained to benefit the future successes of the company.

What advice would you give to other veterans interested in a career in Northrop Grumman?

You’re looking at a great company. I would say that Northrop Grumman is an amazing place to work and allows veterans to continue to serve their country through many different areas and programs. Transitioning from a military career can be very difficult, and at times scary, but Northrop Grumman and the employees here sincerely want veterans to become members of the team.

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