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Raytheon Volunteer Day 2018 - Welcome Advisors and Veterans!

Advisor

ACP AdvisorNet Staff New York, NY

Good Morning everyone, and welcome to Raytheon Volunteer Day on ACP-AdvisorNet!

Today, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST, Raytheon employees will be available to answer questions and directly respond to inquiries. Veterans, feel free to ask any and all questions, send messages (messaging is free and unlimited), and take a look at Raytheon job listings on the Jobs board.

If anyone has questions about the site itself, feel free to message this Admin account or email us at info@acp-advisornet.org

Advisors, feel free to make a short post here and introduce yourselves!

*Veterans, feel free to either message Advisors here (by clicking on their profiles) or post your questions in the general Q&A board for them to see!*

Best,
ACP AdvisorNet Staff

15 November 2018 25 replies General

Answers

Advisor

Dan Conn Arlington, VA

Michael,
Do check into militaryhire.com for local opportunities. Also, on the clearance end, you may want to suggest to an employer that they hire you as a part-time employee with little to no hours so they can submit you for an SSBI to get the clearance. May take 18 months but that can get you in the pipeline to use your skills and degrees there and elsewhere. They might also be able to get you an interim TS that way in a few months that can get you started.
S/F Dan

15 November 2018 Helpful answer

Advisor

Dan Conn Arlington, VA

Good Morning Jeremy,
Your leadership and management skills should help get you into management type positions. You may want to pursue a PMP certification too as that is required in many positions these days. George Mason has a good online prep course that's not very expensive. You mentioned Crisis Management, so time in a command center? Clearance? These are marketable skills to certain companies supporting defense with on-site contractor support. I myself was artillery/comm with a LA degree. My time in the NMCC got me into engineering management in a niche area supporting Critical Infrastructure Protection, Mission Assurance and later National Leadership Communications. Work with mentors and service related websites to refine your resume. You have much to offer. Please check out Raytheon's jobs at https://jobs.raytheon.com/
S/F
Dan

15 November 2018 Helpful answer

Advisor

Derek Nielsen Hudson, NH

Just for clarification from the instructions above, "Veterans, feel free to either message Advisors here (by clicking on their profiles) or post your questions in the general Q&A board for them to see!" If you post your question in reply to this posting, we can't answer the question.

Good morning everyone. My name is Derek and here is my bio:
I am a former Sergeant in the USMC (4 years active) and now an adroit quality focused manager of IT and software development programs, projects, and resources with twenty years of applied overall experience in the technology realm while founding and presiding over DevelTec Solutions, a change management focused consulting firm. Practiced in complete lifecycle of business critical IT and development infrastructure projects helping to improve the proficiency of business processes and decrease time to market of products. Highly experienced project manager and consultant, with IT and development experience across a plethora of industries to include financial, insurance, automotive, defense, government, hardware and software.

15 November 2018 Helpful answer

Advisor

Jason Bunyea Brownsboro, AL

Hello everyone,

To give you the quick version: My name is Jason Bunyea. Former Sergeant in the U.S Army, Signal Corps. A few years after ETS, I used my G.I. Bill to pursue my Computer Science degree and a career in Software Engineering. If you want to know any more, feel free to click on my name above to view my profile. I look forward to trying to help and answer any questions you might have.

Jason

Advisor

Jeannie LaDriere Dallas, TX

Good afternoon everyone. Thank you for your service. While I never personally served, I am the proud wife (Navy), mother (daughter - Navy), mother-in-love (Navy), daughter (both parents - Air Force), sister (Air Force), niece, and granddaughter of veterans and actively serving members of the Armed Forces. I have been in recruiting for 18 years, with a special passion for university students. However, I'll be glad to take on any question and provide answers where I can. Tally ho!!!

Advisor

John Stammreich San Pedro, CA

Hello,

As both a 2nd generation Aerospace Manager and Naval Academy graduate who went through a similar transition, I'm looking forward to providing any guidance I can based on my own experiences.

Engineer with an MBA, now working as a Program Subcontracts Manager.

Standing by...

Veteran

Anqi Zhao Hakalau, HI

More specific questions:

IT - For IT related management, analysis, "data science," are those IT jobs or management jobs? How important is it to have an education in IT? How do you get into IT fields with no experience?

Finance- How do you get in the business of financial consulting? what are the qualifications required?

MBA- Should I get one? Do I need one? I heard very mixed feedback on this, would like your thoughts. What about a masters degree in general?

How do you score a contract job? I live on Big Island Hawaii and high paying job here is pretty much limited to trade professions (plumbing, electrician, construction...). Hawaii is home and I will come back, but I'm ready to be a geo-bachelor in order to work.

Veteran

Anqi Zhao Hakalau, HI

Aloha Everyone,

Thank you for being available today. I look forward to learning so much from all of you.

My name is Anqi ( I go by Angi). I left active duty last September but remained in the Reserves. I have since been traveling and exploring. I know it’s time for me to take the next step with regards to my career and education, but I’m still unsure what I should pursue, I feel I’m been pull towards many directions.

If possible, can I request advisors to message me your phone numbers and we can chat? There's not enough space here for all the questions I want to ask you. Thank you.

Best,
Angi

Advisor

Tom Adam El Segundo, CA

Good morning, everyone, and I'm pleased to be a part of this gathering. I've been recruiting since the mid-1990's, and since 2015 in the aerospace/defense industry. I am currently with Raytheon here in warm, sunny southern California, but have recruited nationally and internationally, and will do my best to be of help to our veterans and transitioning military.

Advisor

Jodi Finn Sterling, VA

Hi David,

In terms of ageism, yes that is a word, think of yourself as a veteran worker. You know how to show up every day, you know how to act is a corporate setting, you have valuable knowledge that others do not. Your experience brings a value that is appreciated. Good luck!

Jodi
60+

Advisor

Jodi Finn Sterling, VA

Good morning,

I am a first timer here today! I have been in staffing forever so please feel free to ask specific questions. So glad to be a part of this!

Jodi Finn

Advisor

Matt Cox El Segundo, CA

Good morning everyone,

With over 30-years experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer, I have worked for nearly all the major aerospace firms and have molded programs as varied as the space shuttle, Milstar, and now the Air Force's next gen OPIR program.

I have held positions as a hiring manager, Program Manager, deputy Director and am now the new business capture manager for space systems.

I am pleased to advise with any questions relating to re-entering the workforce, how to be recognized for your performance or strategies about keeping your options open with work assignments.

Matt Cox

Advisor

John Slater Fullerton, CA

Greetings and thank you for your service! My name is John Slater and I am currently a Contracts Manager for Raytheon Company’s Integrated Defense Systems Mission Systems and Sensors Command and Control division. Responsibilities include Contracts management in Saudi Arabia, France and Switzerland. Prior to my Contracts role, I was a Principal Material Program Manager Lead for Space and Airborne Systems Supply Chain Proposal Excellence (SCPX) Electronic Warfare and Battlefield programs. I have also been a Material Estimator as well as a Procurement Specialist for Raytheon’s Global Business Services Enterprise Procurement team.

In addition to membership in the Program Management Institute (PMI), I am a Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) through the National Contracts Management Association (NCMA), a Raytheon 6 Sigma Specialist, a certified Program Manager Level 6 IPT Lead, Subcontracts Manager Level 3 and a Procurement Manager Level 4.

I also participate in numerous employee resource groups, tutor and coach children in need, chaired a variety of internal and external events and am a recipient of the Raytheon iVolunteer coin and U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Awards. These things illustrate my desire to give back to the community and help foster and promote innovation in all domains.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Technical Management, a Master’s degree in Business Administration as well as a Master’s degree in Project Management. I am also a graduate of the Raytheon Enterprise Cross Functional Rotation Program. My business acumen is mostly in Contracts and Supply Chain having been in positions of increasing responsibility throughout my 13 year career. I look forward to interacting with you and answering any questions you might have regarding these functions or anything related to Raytheon and the industry.

Veteran

Michael White Clarksville, TN

Good Morning Raytheon Volunteers,

First of all, thank you for taking the time to answer questions today, your insight is very helpful. I have a very specific question based on geographic and security clearance constraints. I served as an Infantry officer for 5 years, but finished as my battalion's logistics officer, and then got out and attended graduate school. I graduated from Georgetown this spring with an international affairs MS focused on national security and illicit finance.

However, my wife is active duty and stationed at Ft Bragg, so since graduating from Georgetown I have been working from home for a consulting firm that advises on illicit finance. This has been nice, but I cannot work from home forever so I've been looking for opportunities in the area. Unfortunately, my security clearance has expired, and I only ever held a Secret Clearance while it was active. Do any of you have any experience or advice on how to break into contracting in an area like Ft Bragg where a majority of the positions require an active TS/SCI clearance but you do not have an active clearance?

Thank you,
Michael

Advisor

Thomas Daniel Richardson, TX

Good morning all,

I recently transitioned from the Army after 8 years as an Engineer officer. I was recruited by Raytheon from the Colorado Springs area. I have some fresh insight into the transition process from a Junior Military Officer standpoint, though I'm sure the experience is applicable to all.

Veteran

Jeremy Hawks Cabin John, MD

Good morning, Raytheon. Thank you for making yourselves available today. I am 9 months from transition and would like to remain in the DC area. I am a Navy surface line officer and it feels like other than leadership and crisis management, I am not very marketable. Do you have any advice on where line officers fit in the DMV civilian sector? I'm looking to develop some focus on where to look and what, if any, certifications or skills I need to obtain to be more marketable.

Advisor

Dan Conn Arlington, VA

Good morning Derek and all other Advisors, please chime in on my answers. I know I don't have the corner on wisdom.

Veterans, Keep those questions coming. Let's have a dialogue.

Advisor

Dan Conn Arlington, VA

David,
Let me first say that Raytheon doesn't age discriminate. That said, I understand your concern as I have friends who've faced the challenge of finding a position. I would recommend you do a couple of things. First, your resume should reflect only 15-20 years of work history or simply focus on skills/capabilities. Second, when you get an interview, be up front about your work/life plans (eg I plan to continue to work for the next 10 yrs). Be energetic and excited about opportunities. Your only as old as you feel!
S/F Dan (over 60).

Advisor

Dan Conn Arlington, VA

Charles,
I would suggest you look for manager/supervisor jobs in logistics, field engineering or even warehousing. Leveraging your over 2 decades of leadership experience, you shouldn't need to go into entry level.
S/F Dan

Veteran

David Vacchi Waxhaw, NC

Hi Everyone - Retired in 2009 after 20 years as an Army Officer - looking to leverage my skills in strategic planning, training and development, and leadership development in a corporate setting.
Concerned about age discrimination - how does someone over 50 market themselves and their experience without opening the door to age discrimination in the job search process?

Veteran

Charles Moore Windermere, FL

OK well Good morning everyone, my name is Charles Moore I am retired Army (26yrs) and was a Maintenance Supervisor. I had an opportunity to work in the battalion operations and learned a lot about the logistics and planning in my units. What jobs should I be looking for when applying for jobs? Management, entry level, maintenance?

Advisor

Dan Conn Arlington, VA

Good Morning Charles,
I believe this is the only direct Raytheon page today. No other link that I'm aware of.
I am a Raytheon PM in IIS. I transitioned in 2002 and help veterans from all services through MOAA, MEA and MCAF.
Semper Fi, Dan

Advisor

John Zanoff Dallas, TX

Charles, if you have any specific questions, fire away! All of us here at RTN are standing by all day to try and answer them.

Advisor

Kasim English Richardson, TX

G'Morning,

My name is Kasim English, and I'm a Software Engineer (SWE) here at Raytheon who's also a disabled Veteran (USAF). I've worked on both sides of Raytheon as both a Field Systems Engineer for government clients and internally within Raytheon as a Research & Development Associate. So, if you have questions, I'll do my best to answer them!

Veteran

Charles Moore Windermere, FL

Is there a separate link to follow for this?

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