Veteran Spotlight: U.S. Marine Corps Veteran John on How the Military Prepared Him for His New Role

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After graduating from Columbia College, John served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served four years in active duty and another four years in the inactive reserves. In July of 2015, he left active duty and transitioned to the corporate world, putting his bachelor’s degree in Administration and a certificate in Management to […]

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Darren Edwards, Head of Maintenance, describes transitioning to Northrop Grumman Australia after a career in the Army

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Tell us about your background After 24 years in the British Army conducting maintenance management on rotary wing aircraft, I joined the Australian Army for 14 years, again working in many different aspects of aviation maintenance. I am married to Hayley and have 3 grown up daughters all living here in South East Queensland. In […]

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Travis Culverwell, Supplier Quality Specialist explains what makes Northrop Grumman Australia so different

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What does your role involve? It ensures that our suppliers meet the high standards that we and our customers expect, including the products and services they supply us with and the regulatory and legislative requirements for the sectors that we operate within. Our team is growing and establishing the framework required for Northrop Grumman Australia […]

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Sarah Corbet, Systems Engineer describes her journey since joining as an Intern

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Tell us about you/your background. I was born in Canada, then moved to Australia when I was five. I always had an aptitude for science and maths, eventually studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Queensland, graduating in 2020. During that time I was able to pursue my passion for space engineering. Describe […]

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Matt Stanford, C-27J Field Services Manager works directly with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)

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Tell us about your role. I lead a high performing team made up of Australian Defence Force (ADF) veterans that are fully integrated within No. 35 Squadron, RAAF. Our primary mission is to support aircraft flying operations and coordinate stakeholder requirements across the C-27J Enterprise – Maintenance, Logistics and Engineering. Prior to that, I was […]

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Lachlan Daley, Graduate Systems Engineer loves the impact he has so early in his career

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Tell us about your background. I started like a lot of others in the Defence industry, with a passionate interest in aerospace and an obsession with space. Born and raised in Queensland with dreams of working for NASA inevitably led me to completing my bachelor degree in Electrical and Aerospace Engineering at Queensland University of […]

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Dean Muller, Project Manager describes the sheer variety of capability and breadth of opportunity.

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Describe your background and current role. After 10 years in the Army both as an Engineering and Public Affairs Officer, I transitioned into the civilian workforce and was fortunate to work in Aviation, project managing the delivery of spiral development programs & upgrades for F/A-18F Super Hornet and E/A-18G Growler aircraft, and managing the Capability […]

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Christie Frankel, Contracts Specialist, explains why Northrop Grumman Australia people make such a difference

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Tell us a little about your background. I grew up in the outback in Queensland. I moved to the Gold Coast to study law at Bond University and then began a career in commercial litigation and insolvency law. I always loved working with contracts as part of that work which led me to pursue working […]

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Angie Schuck, System Safety Subject Matter Expert loves sharing her colleagues’ success.

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Tell us a little about your background. I’m originally from Canada and grew up in Melbourne, where I completed my Aerospace Engineering degree and worked briefly in research and in STEM Education, specialising in space science. I then moved to Brisbane to start my engineering career as a Systems Engineer, and also worked in aviation […]

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

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Ian is a Security Coordinator overseeing classified document control at Northrop Grumman. He graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, as well as Bachelor of Science in Business. In 2011, Ian joined the United States Marine Corps and served as a Military Policeman. During his time in […]

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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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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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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 Ashley

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Ashley is an Associate Industrial Security Analyst with Northrop Grumman who graduated from the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and a minor in Sociology. After graduating, Ashley was a Classification Specialist at the local county jail and worked in the corrections system for about two years before deciding to […]

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Supplying a New Perspective

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The Value in Reaching a More Diverse Base of Sub-Contractors Shelby brings a personal touch to her job as a small business liaison officer, particularly her role in reaching out to communities that haven’t always been included. She’s seen the struggles that all small business owners face, and some of the more particular hurdles presented […]

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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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A Spark of Inspiration

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The Northrop Grumman program that turns personal passions into professional development After a fire nearly destroyed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in 2019, Yaakov was surprised to hear on the news that the most accurate digital rendering ever created of the ancient Parisian church was for a video game he had played: Assassin’s Creed: […]

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A Mindboggling Opportunity

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A Mother’s Inspiration Puts a Northrop Grumman Intern on a Path to Space ​This summer, intern Derrick regularly walked across Northrop Grumman’s Space Park campus to the high bay that was the temporary home of the James Webb Space Telescope. For Derrick, a budding electrical engineer, seeing an exquisite and complex piece of equipment that […]

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A Lasting Legacy

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How a NASA legend’s family helped insprire my career By Freddie Langley As one of the key flight controllers on the NG-15 mission that sent the S.S. Katherine Johnson Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station in February 2021, I had what you could call a full-circle moment. My connection to the NG-15 namesake, Katherine […]

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Army Veteran Mineris

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Mineris is a Principal Quality Engineer at Northrop Grumman. After 14 years in the U.S. Army, she joined Northrop Grumman with the desire to continue helping others. Hear how Mineris’ time in active duty helped prepare her for the transition to civilian work. How long have you been with Northrop Grumman? I joined the company […]

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Tree Planting in Popular Park Aids Hurricane Recovery in Lake Charles

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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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