While the majority of our focus for job opportunities on silentprofessionals.org are geared towards combat arms combat veterans, we get a wide swath of Employer requests for our vetting and selection services from companies seeking other veterans with unique skills and experiences.
For veteran job seekers looking for career opportunities in aerospace, global security, engineering, or advanced technology, companies like Lockheed Martin understand what you bring to the table and are always in search of the best talent. Additionally, Lockheed Martin offers a wide variety of jobs with competitive pay and fantastic benefit packages.
Job Opportunities: Veterans
Military Veterans are not only wanted in the Aerospace and Defense industry – they’re NEEDED. Here are just some of the reasons why:
- Recently discharged veterans often still have active security clearances. Companies like Lockheed Martin work on the nation’s most cutting edge technology for our war fighters and that means those already entrusted with our nation’s secrets have immediate and clear value to continue working with sensitive information and technology.
- Veterans understand the fight. While incredible technology is developed by academia and civilians, Veterans are essential in bringing their experiences and perspectives to the table in the R&D world because they understand how our capabilities are applied in the real world.
- Veterans understand leadership. This isn’t just a value recognized by Aerospace and Defense sector companies – this is recognized throughout the private sector. All companies, departments and project teams need leaders and Military Veterans with leadership experience and technical skills are a valuable asset that companies like Lockheed Martin understand and embrace.
- Veterans understand the mission. Ever heard of a Veteran describe their job as a 9-to-5 job? Probably not and we haven’t either – because Veterans know that you work until the mission is complete.
While this isn’t a complete list, when you combine just some of these characteristics of a high-quality, military veteran hire, it becomes quite clear that Veterans are ideal Candidates and absolutely essential in companies like Lockheed Martin.
The History of Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin was formed in March 1995 when the 2 companies, Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta, merged. The company’s headquarters is in Bethesda, Maryland and they employ over 100,000 employees around the globe.
Lockheed Corporation an aerospace company was founded in 1926 by Alan Lockheed. Martin Marietta was founded in 1961 when Glen L Martin Company and the Marietta Company merged. Martin Marietta was a leader in chemical, aerospace, and electronics.
These companies combined and made the dynamic company that is Lockheed Martin as we know it today.
Lockheed Martin has 4 different business segments that include Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control, Rotary and Mission Systems, and Space Systems.
They do research, they design, they develop and manufacture for advanced technology systems, products, and services.
Their customer base includes the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. federal government agencies. Sikorsky also ran by Lockheed Martin, provides military and rotary-wing aircraft to all 5 branches of the U.S. armed forces.
They have received the Collier Trophy 6 times which is an annual award for aviation. The award is given by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association to companies that have “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year.”