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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Joy on the Manufacturing Floor

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Lucille is an engineering manufacturing specialist who embodies and inspires joy on her shop floor. Affectionately known as “Miss Lucy” by her colleagues in Baltimore she is dedicated to advanced aircraft. “It’s a joyful thing,” she says. “Everyone comes together to get jobs done.” Those jobs can be many for Lucille, with her different hats […]

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A Three-Dimensional Career

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The first time Jasmine saw a 3D-printed airplane part, she felt like she was starting an adventure. “I was making fuel doors and they were kind of this odd, oblong shape, and they 3D printed a bunch of prototypes for a check fit,” she recalled. “They arrived in these huge, wooden crates like something out […]

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Showing them the Ropes

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Like any good mentor, Calvin Wong aspires to lift up his protégés and help them be their best. But Calvin’s protégés aren’t junior engineers, he mentors small businesses. Calvin, a senior systems engineer, is part of Northrop Grumman’s small business Mentor Protégé Program (MPP). Whereas in the typical mentor-protégé relationship, an experienced professional lends advice […]

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The Journey from New York to Florida: Meet Vehicle Engineering Manager Suet

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Suet is a Vehicle Engineering manager at the Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence in Melbourne, Florida. Her team consists of designers, analysts and responsible engineers specializing in mechanical and fluids subsystems disciplines. These disciplines include fuel, hydraulics, environmental controls, thermal management, life support, mechanisms and crew equipment. Suet sets her team up for success […]

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Pushing the Possible

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Pushing further has always been a consistent part of Ken Love’s life. As a kid, Ken didn’t just play video games. When his parents got him a console, he was enamored with the hardware and the software inside. The console triggered his fascination with computers and electronics and set him on his path. “That is […]

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Discovering the Materials that will Build the Future

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A Q&A with John, technical and project manager for Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Innovation 3D printing airplane parts is no longer the future, it’s here. In recent years, the aerospace and defense industry has been working to improve and expand the technology with new materials. Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Innovation (AMTI) is at […]

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Eyes on the Sky

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By Samantha Gassman From the moment Chris McGrath heard the rumble of an aircraft, he knew he wanted to fly. Growing up in a military family, his gaze was skyward from a young age. His grandfather served in the Korean War, and Chris and his family moved from post to post throughout his dad’s 23-year […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Air Force Veteran George

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George is a senior principal engineer at Northrop Grumman. Previously a U.S. Air Force fire protection specialist, George is now responsible for regulatory air quality compliance with the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District, California Air Resource Board, as well as the environmental protection rules and regulations in Palmdale. How long have you been with […]

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Welcome to the A Team

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Uriel joined Northrop Grumman last year. As a newly-hired technician, Uriel became a member of the first class of Aeronautic Systems Training for Advanced Refinement (ASTAR), a training program that provides hands-on training to new aircraft mechanics before they set foot on a Northrop Grumman production floor. As a member of the first ASTAR cohort, […]

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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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