Operation IMPACT (Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition) is a unique, award-winning diversity program within Northrop Grumman focused on assisting severely wounded service members as they transition from the military to a private-sector career. In addition to providing support to the injured service member, if he or she is not able to work, we offer the same career support to the individual’s immediate family member who will act as the primary wage earner. If support is provided to a family member and the service member becomes able to work, support will then be extended to him or her.
Career transition guidance through Operation IMPACT supports severely wounded service members transitioning from military service to their next career opportunity. To be eligible for the program, candidates must meet the following criteria:
Injured Service Member
- Service-connected wounds, injuries or illnesses that were incurred while serving in the military following the events of September 11, 2001
- Transitioning from active military service or are considered a newly separated veteran who has been discharged or released from active duty within 3 years
- or continuously enrolled in a degree or certificate program up to 5 years after separation of service, and
- Expect to receive or received a service-connected physical disability rating of 30% or greater from the Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs.
Immediate Family Member of the Wounded Warrior
- Service member must meet the above criteria, except not able to work a full-time paid position.
- When a severely injured service member is not able to work, we offer the same career support to the individual’s immediate family member who will act as the primary wage earner.
- Immediate family member generally refers to someone’s spouse, parents and grandparents, children and grandchildren, brothers and sisters, mother in law and father in law, brothers in law and sisters in law, daughters in law and sons in law. Adopted, half, and step members are also included in immediate family.
- If career support is provided to a family member and then the service member becomes able to work, the family member may maintain the job they were hired for and the veteran may also apply for work through the OI program.
If you or a family member meet the above criteria, please click here to view the steps required to initiate the enrollment process.