Veteran Spotlight: Meet Marine Corps Veteran James

James is a Senior Principal Project Manager at Northrop Grumman. He currently works with the Global Hawk Program Integration Team (PIT) as their Government Furnished Property Asset Manager.

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

I have been with Northrop for over six months and heard about Northrop Grumman through the Department of Defense SkillBridge program.

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

I enlisted into the Marine Corps in 2007 as a Motor Transport Mechanic. Eventually, I made a lateral move in 2011 and served as a Career Planner for six years where I was selected for a Commissioning Program (MECEP) and became a Manpower Officer in 2017.

I feel that my background with the Marine Corps truly helped set me up for my current role at Northrop Grumman by teaching me leadership skills and the importance of valuing your team members and their contributions.

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

I transitioned into Northrop Grumman through the Department of Defense SkillBridge Program. I originally came aboard with Triton Master Planning and Scheduling then spent the next three months helping the Talent Acquisition and Veteran Team. From there, I was lucky enough to be picked up by the Global Hawk team.

What do you hope to gain from your new role?

In my new role, I hope to gain a better understanding of the company as a whole and I also hope to grow personally and professionally along the way.

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

My advice for veterans hoping to transition into a career with Northrop Grumman would be to have a positive attitude and to stay optimistic. Transitioning from active duty can be challenging, but with a positive and optimistic attitude, anything is possible. Northrop Grumman is an amazing company and I am proud to be a part of it – Semper Fi!

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