Under the Weather

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By Stephanie Flyger Talk to Jim about his job as an atmospheric scientist for more than five minutes, and you’ll likely hear his favorite soapbox speech about the weather. “Anytime someone tells you they have something all-weather they’re lying to you — there’s no such thing,” said Jim, jokingly. “Today, you left your house and […]

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One Team’s Journey: DoD Skillbridge

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Each year, over 200,000 service members’ shift from active military service to civilian life. The Department of Defense (DoD) SkillBridge program gives military members a jump-start in that transition.  In January, Northrop Grumman solidified a partnership with the DoD to offer transitioning service members internship opportunities via SkillBridge. This program enables those separating or retiring […]

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Veterans and Career Transition during the COVID Crisis and Beyond

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When the global pandemic hit, Northrop Grumman pressed on with necessary hiring, including the recruitment of transitioning service members through its Military Internship Program. To do so, the company maximized the potential of the Department of Defense’s SkillBridge program, a joint-service initiative that allows service members to participate in job training, including apprenticeships and internships, […]

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Veteran Spotlight: U.S. Air Force Veteran Albin on the Transition to a Civilian Career

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Security is something Albin knows well. He spent more than ten years in the U.S. Air Force Reserves Security Forces, deploying overseas twice. When transitioning to a civilian career, he again gravitated toward a security role, as a Principal Industrial Security Analyst and Palmdale Investigator at Northrop Grumman. Here, he talks about that transition to […]

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More than a Mission: Scott Stark and the A-10

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Driving through the City of Lake Charles, Louisiana, Jacob Garland still passes too many houses with what has become a local symbol of need — a blue tarp on the roof. Eighteen months ago, Hurricane Laura — a Category 4 storm tied as the strongest to ever make landfall in Louisiana — devastated the area. In a cruel twist of fate, Hurricane Delta struck the same area six weeks later. […]

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What We Do is Personal

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On a hot tarmac along the Space Coast this May, a father and son duo, both veterans, shared a memorable moment decades in the making. Douglas, a project manager in Melbourne, Florida, invited his father, Charles, to a company-sponsored Blue Angels air show knowing his father’s love for military aircraft. Charles strolled around the airshow, […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Tristan

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Tristan is a security coordinator with Northrop Grumman. He has a plethora of experience supporting many programs and efforts across the company, including physical security and personnel security. He’s also had experience working in the company’s badge and I.D. offices. How long have you been with Northrop Grumman? How did you hear about us? I […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Coast Guard Veteran Andrew

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Andrew is a Principal Supply Chain Procurement Specialist who is currently serving with the U.S. Coast Guard. He’s completed 3 years of active duty and has been in the Reserves for 11 years as a Storekeeper (Logistics Specialist). Andrew graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor’s in Business Marketing. After transitioning from […]

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Veterans as a Resource

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Northrop Grumman Employees Who Served Have Insight into Customer Needs Matt had an idea for an exciting new technology, and through the Northrop Grumman innovation program SPARK, he secured funding. But when it came time to identify the military applications for his product, he went to the experts: co-workers who served. “There’s people here that […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Navy Veteran (Chief Petty Officer Retired) Don

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Don is a Principal Industrial Security Analyst, Security Operations at Northrop Grumman. Since joining the company in 2007, he has held roles of increasing responsibility within the Security organization. Chief Petty Officer Retired Don served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy for 24 years from 1982-2006 and distinguished himself as a Parachute […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Army Veteran Chris

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Chris is a senior principal contract administrator at Northrop Grumman.  After joining the Army in April 2000, Chris deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom from February 2003 – May 2004. He served 14 years as a Soldier attaining the rank of sergeant first class as a Communications section chief. From there, Chris was direct commissioned to […]

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She’s Got GRIT

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​Liz Diss (McLean) has held many titles in her life — Air Force logistics officer, military spouse, entrepreneur, professional Ironman triathlete, mountaineer, talent acquisition professional — but none are as important to her as Air Force Veteran and transition specialist. This is why she recently started the all-women veterans’ initiative within Northrop Grumman called GRIT. Its mission […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S Navy Veteran Jason

Jason is a Staff Quality Engineer with Northrop Grumman. Growing up, his father managed a crop duster outfit in a small South Louisiana farm town, which sparked his interests in aircrafts. Soon after high school graduation, Jason enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He completed technical school in Tennessee and flight crew training in Florida, where […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Katie

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Katie is an Integrated Product Team Manager on Special Programs at Northrop Grumman. Since joining the company in 2014, she has held roles of increasing responsibility within the Quality organization and program management. Her previous Northrop Grumman assignments include B-2 Production IPT & Replacement Test Aircraft Program Manager, B-2 Deputy Program Quality Manager, Depot & […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Navy Veteran Floyd

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Floyd is a flight inspector at Northrop Grumman. He enlisted into the U.S. Navy in 2015 and was stationed with VFA-195 Dambusters in Atsugi, Japan working with the F/A-18E Super Hornet as an Aviation Electronics Technician. He spent three years there with the Forward Deployed Squadron attached to the USS Ronald Reagan and participated in […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet Marine Corps Veteran Rafael

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Rafael is a staff project manager with Northrop Grumman. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in November 1998 as an aviation operations specialist and retired in November 2019 as a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear defense officer.  He deployed several times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and multiple Marine Expeditionary Unit deployments. […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet Marine Corps Veteran Stephanie

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Stephanie is a Systems Test Engineer with Northrop Grumman. She graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2009 as a Marine Corps Officer with a Bachelor of Science Degree in applied mathematics. After two and a half years of flight training, she became appointed as Naval Aviator in 2012. She was then deployed with the […]

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A Successful Transition from the Military to Northrop Grumman

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Rob is a Talent Acquisition Director with Northrop Grumman in San Diego where he currently leads successful military hiring programs for the company. At Northrop Grumman, 20% of our employees are veterans, with another 1,600 reservists on our team. Having personally experienced the transition from the active duty force into the private sector, Rob proivdes […]

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Liz’s Story: How an Army Analyst transitioned to a Business Development Manager


Following a successful career in the US Army as an enlisted Intel Analyst and Linguist, Liz moved back to Arkansas where she started working on her bachelor’s degree thanks to the GI Bill. Shortly after that, Liz moved to Florida, where she saw a Northrop Grumman advertisement in the newspaper for a cleared administrative assistant. […]

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