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Joel Wilson


Role and Company

Senior Principal Systems Engineer, Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems


37 years experience in defense, aerospace, & aviation


Palmdale, CA

About Joel

I spent 21 years in the Submarine Service. I then spent 11 years as the senior engineer for a company operating 5 conventional cogeneration power plants in California (and wrote a book on the subject). I have been an engineer at Northrop Grumman for 5 years. I am on the advisory board of the CSU Santa Barbara Engineering Leadership Certificate Program.
My passions are fine food, wine, travel, music and helping people.

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one year ago

How to get into the HR or management fields?

Hello Maximus, I'm a retired Chief (subs). I can tell you that Northrop Grumman is a very veteran friendly company,...

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