We're here to help veterans and their spouses transition to a civilian career with Lockheed Martin

Veterans are at the center of everything we design and do — in fact, nearly one in five of our employees has served in uniform.

So we know that stepping out of that uniform and into a civilian role for the first time is a major milestone.

In addition to your service's TAP process, our dedicated Military Hiring Managers are here to help. Carlos, Kristin, James and Ray bring a firsthand understanding of how valuable former servicemen and women are to the workforce at Lockheed Martin. Get to know them better below, and even reach out connect if you or someone you know is transitioning soon.

April 03, 2023
I believe it’s every transitioned service member’s call to help our brother and sisters cross the bridge from military to civilian life.


Carlos, also known as "Ace," retired from the U.S. Navy in September of 2019 after an illustrious 22-year career as a U.S. Navy Senior Chief. Throughout his military journey, Carlos served on multiple prestigious aircraft carriers, including the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) and the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), where he excelled as a flight deck director.

Carlos' deployments took him to various missions, including the Kosovo Liberation Campaign, Operation Shining Hope, Operation Allied Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Joint Task Force Operation Katrina. His invaluable contributions and unwavering dedication exemplify the spirit of service that defines our armed forces.

Driven by a strong belief in supporting fellow service members during their transition to civilian life, Carlos passionately advocates for their successful integration. He recognizes that it is every transitioned service member's responsibility to help others navigate this significant life change.

Having the opportunity to assist transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses in finding meaningful opportunities at a company like Lockheed Martin is a source of immense pride for Carlos. He finds it truly amazing to make a daily impact in their lives and contribute to their professional growth.

Carlos's expertise extends beyond his military experience. In 2005, he was selected for the Navy's Career Recruiting Force, where he dedicated over 15 years to early career and professional recruiting. His deep understanding of both the military and civilian landscapes enables him to provide invaluable guidance and support to those making the transition.

We are fortunate to have Carlos as a valued member of our team. His commitment to empowering veterans and transitioning service members is inspiring, and his extensive background brings a unique perspective to our organization.

We salute Carlos for his exceptional service and unwavering dedication. His passion and commitment are a true testament to the values that drive us at Lockheed Martin.

Recruiting military & Veteran talent is absolutely crucial to Lockheed Martin. Veterans are usually familiar with our products and can provide vital insights concerning how to make our products better and safer for current service members.

Kristin's journey began in 2010 when she was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Adjutant General Corps. Assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, she served as the Battalion S1/Adjutant for the 206th Military Intelligence Battalion Aerial Exploitation, making significant contributions to the unit's success.

Kristin's dedication to service took her to Iraq as part of Task Force ODIN, where she deployed and served as the Assistant Brigade S1/Strength Manager for the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Her commitment to excellence led her to complete the Captain's Career Course, after which she was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, serving in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, 14th Human Resources Sustainment Center from 2014 to 2016. During this time, she deployed to Kuwait, contributing her expertise and leadership to critical operations.

Beyond her military accomplishments, Kristin's academic achievements are equally impressive. She is a 2010 graduate of the United States Military Academy, where she captained the NCAA Division 1 women's tennis team. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Portuguese with a systems engineering concentration. Additionally, she earned a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, further honing her skills and knowledge.

Recognizing the vital importance of recruiting military and veteran talent, Kristin emphasizes its crucial role at Lockheed Martin. Veterans bring valuable insights into our products, enhancing their safety and effectiveness for current service members. Moreover, transitioning service members and veterans often possess high clearances necessary for our Special Access Programs and are experts in critical skill sets required by Lockheed Martin.

We are honored to have Kristin as part of our team. Her wealth of experience, strategic insights, and dedication to recruiting and supporting military and veteran talent are invaluable. With her guidance and the opportunities available, Lockheed Martin is poised to continue making significant strides in innovation and product excellence.

Join us and let Kristin and the rest of our team unlock your potential. Together, we will shape a future where military and veteran talent thrives, making a lasting impact on the world.

I love having the opportunity to connect with our transitioning service members and provide a bridge for them to cross as they begin their next career.


James is a highly experienced veteran of the U.S. Army, with a remarkable career spanning over 24 years. His journey began in October 1983, when he attended basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he graduated as a 13B Cannon Crewmember.

During his tenure in the U.S. Army, James served in various positions as a Combat Arms Field Artillery professional, honing his skills and expertise over 10 years. Recognizing his exceptional abilities, he was selected to attend the U.S. Army Recruiting and Retention School in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, where he became a recruiter.

James's assignment to the 2nd Recruiting Brigade took him to Knoxville, Tennessee, and Orlando, Florida, where he held roles as a Recruiter, Station Commander, and Senior Advisor. His firsthand experience in recruiting allowed him to connect with individuals seeking to join the military, guiding them towards their career paths.

Driven by a commitment to lifelong learning, James completed his formal education alongside his military service. He holds a Master of Science degree in management with a concentration in human resources from Troy University.

With a deep passion for helping transitioning service members, James feels privileged to provide them with a bridge as they embark on their next career. He understands the unique challenges they face and is dedicated to supporting them throughout their career transition journey.

We are honored to have James as part of our team. His wealth of experience, deep understanding of the military community, and dedication to supporting transitioning service members make him an invaluable asset. James is here to provide guidance, resources, and the bridge you need to embark on a successful civilian career.

Join us and let James be your advocate as you navigate your career transition. With his support and the opportunities available at Lockheed Martin, your next chapter awaits.

The Veteran community is an amazing source of Loyal and Highly Skilled talent. Pushing these great Veterans to open roles and helping hiring managers understand the immense value of a Veteran Hire brings a significant pride. I consider it an honor and privilege!


Ray's military journey began in 1989 when he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. His first duty station was Ellsworth AFB near Rapid City, South Dakota, where he embarked on a remarkable career dedicated to serving his country.

Just two years into his career, Ray's exceptional abilities led to his selection as a Military Training Instructor (MTI) in 1991, serving as an Instructor at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas until 1997. This role allowed him to shape the next generation of airmen, instilling in them the values of discipline and excellence.

Ray's dedication to service extended to his time as an Air Force Recruiter. He began his recruiting journey in the very same office he entered the U.S. Air Force in 1989, and his commitment led him to serve in nearly every possible capacity until his retirement in 2011. For twenty of his 22-year career, Ray's assignments were considered "Special Duty," a testament to his exceptional contributions.

Ray recognizes the incredible potential within the veteran community, describing it as "an amazing source of loyal and highly skilled talent". He takes great pride in facilitating Lockheed Martin's values and mission, drawing parallels between the military experience and the organization's objectives. Ray considers it a vital part of his responsibilities to connect these exceptional veterans with open roles, while also helping hiring managers understand the immense value of veteran hires.

We are honored to have Ray as part of our team. His passion for connecting veteran talent with career opportunities aligns perfectly with our commitment to recognizing the immense value they bring. Ray's extensive experience and deep understanding of the military community make him an invaluable advocate for veterans within our organization.

We salute Ray for his unwavering dedication, service, and the positive impact he continues to make on the lives of transitioning service members and veterans. His contributions exemplify the values we hold dear at Lockheed Martin.

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