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Welcome to ACP AdvisorNet’s Virtual Career Event with Raytheon! Introduce Yourself.


Stephen Dest New York, NY

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21 May 2020 26 replies General



Ally Rea Fort Collins, CO

Good afternoon!

I'm currently working in the Air Force as a Nuclear Missile Operator in Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. However, I am planning to transition to the Reserves in August 2020 and am looking for full time jobs in Program Management, Operations Management, or Marketing Management in the Greater Boston area.

Thank you all for your time and help!


Horatio Johnson San Diego, CA

Good morning from San Diego, CA.,

I'm transitioning from the US Navy in August 2020 after serving for 22 years. My background is in Aviation Operations, Safety and Process Improvement to name some of them. Is there a mentor assigned to a candidate to help with the process of a possibile hire? What is the time period of a possibile candidate being considered for a position? Here is my POC for future reference.

Best Regards,



John Galeazzi Charlestown, MA

Hi Everyone! Thanks again to ACP and Raytheon for taking the time to chat with us!

My name is John Galeazzi and I'm an Army Green Beret who recently transitioned off of active duty to the National Guard. My unit is out of Massachusetts and I'm currently looking at Raytheon positions in MA. I have my BS in Physics and my MBA and would like to work on R&D or technical leadership. I'm also looking into Program/Operations Management. I love building, mentoring, and leading teams all while developing innovative solutions to tough problems. I have sales and executive leadership experience as well as experience at large corporations (former UTC employee) and in the startup world.
I am currently studying software engineering and Six Sigma as I continue my transition to the civilian side.
I look forward to the job transition and am happy to connect with anyone who might want guidance or help in their own transition or to learn more about me.
mobile: 917-763-1662


Otilio Nunez Vargas Ewa Beach, HI

Aloha, I am a 20 years AM rating retired Navy veteran as of January this year, interested in guidance for an entry level job opportunity in cyber security. While anticipating this transition and looking for a career change, I completed and received my CS degree from an accredited college just a few months ago. Now I am currently working along with the O2O program (Onward to Opportunity) to help me get the necessary certifications. I prefer employment that will allow me to grow in this field as I acquire the necessary qualifications.
I am located here in Oahu and prefer to stay local but open to consider an overseas location if offered. Your advise is highly appreciated.



Brian MacDonald Allen, TX


I am Brian MacDonald, currently the Technical Staff Director for Raytheon Intelligence and Space Systems Engineering. I previously worked at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems as the Director of Patriot Test, and will have 20 years at RTX in June. I attended Norwich University and served as a Marine for 6 years. Looking forward to talking with you!


Jefferson Ventrella Mesa, AZ

Good morning everyone!

I left active duty last summer after seven years an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. Since then I've been in an MA program at Johns Hopkins for Global Risk. I am interested in learning about best practices for my ongoing job search as well as any information on what sort of sectors have opportunities in the fields of operational risk analysis and security.



David Ryder Wills Point, TX

Good Morning Everyone and thank you for your time

I'm David Ryder, retired from the Navy in 2015 with 28.5 years. I'm qualified Aviation Aircraft Support Systems (AASS) on 9 different Aviation platforms (CH-47, UH-60, EA-6B, F-14, F-18, UH-1, MH-53, MH-60 and P-3's) along with Carriers (CVN) and Submarines (SSN,SSBN). Majority of my Navy career was being involved with Quality Assurance, Aviation Safety and Egress. These are the area's I'm looking for in the opportunity to get back into. My Engineering degree is in Architectural, from Marshall University.


Brian Reed Elgin, OK

Hello everyone,
My name is Brian Reed. I retired from the Army in 2016 and work for Raytheon as an instructor for the Patriot Missile System. Please feel free to ask questions.

Very Respectfully,


Mathew Ernst New Market, AL

My name is Mathew Ernst, I have been with Raytheon Technologies in Huntsville for a year, previously 18 years with Lockheed Martin. I have spent 12 years in Systems Engineering, 7 years in Engineering Project Management and last year in Program Management. I look forward to assisting in any way I can.


Denton Poe Vail, AZ

Good afternoon, I have been in the Security Industry for over 20 years. I am a former Federal Agent, Currently work for Raytheon Technologies. I have a BS in Human Resources Management & a MA in Emergency Management & Homeland Security. I am a current drilling Army Reserve Soldier and former Marine. Please reach out if you have any questions or would like to discuss a topic.


Shane Brown Killeen, TX

Good morning,

Nice to "meet" everyone, and I hope all are doing well. I'm planning on starting my transition leave about September next year. I've worked in various leadership and planning/operations roles in the IT field for my entire career, and currently manage communications support requests for my brigade. I have experience with developing and delivering training and briefings, managing teams, projects, and equipment, and with emergency operations center operations. I'm currently working on completing a Bachelors in Information Systems Security.


William Russell Huntsville, AL

Good morning,

I am a retired 20 year veteran that has been working at Raytheon for just over 2 years. I am still fairly recent from transitioning to the civilian sector, so if you have any questions I would love to help!


Timothy Krambs Olympia, WA

Hello ACP advisornet team!

I am hungry to excel within the Seattle tech space, finishing over 24 years of combined military service as a commissioned Army Officer and Enlisted Soldier.

After 9/11, I had the honor and privilege to successfully serve in several key leadership positions within Army aviation, including technical program manager of rotary-wing maintenance and operations in high-risk overseas assignments for nearly 9 years. In 2009, I was selected and trained for more diplomatic and executive leadership roles, where I traveled throughout Europe and Eurasia to learn their unique cultures, and understand the political-economic, and military impact of our diplomatic mission from a US embassy perspective within those regions.

I want to use my BS Mechanical Engineering and MA International Security Studies degrees to work Cyber Security and support the Aerospace Defense industry as a program manager.

Would love to connect! Thank you.



Erin Pineda Brighton, MI

Good morning,
Thank you ACP for hosting this event and Raytheon Advisors for offering your assistance!

My name is Erin Pineda and I am Air Force Intelligence Officer in the Reserves. I've recently relocated to Michigan and I am exploring positions that could utilize my background in space operations and teaching/training in the Metro Detroit area. I have a BS in Economics from the USAF Academy, and I am currently studying data analysis.

Thanks for your time and mentorship!


David Martin Dallas, TX

Hello all,

My name is David Martin, and I have been working for Raytheon for a little over three years. My military background is a Forward Observer but I now do supply chain/accounting type work for Raytheon.

If you have questions about supply chain, working for Raytheon, going back to school after military service/transition questions, I'd be happy to assist.


Luis Moyano Lake Dallas, TX

Good Morning,

Thank you for this opportunity. I am about 10 months away from leaving Active Duty. I have been a recruiter for the last 7 years, during that time I served as the station commander managing the largest recruiting office in Los Angeles and have been a special mission’s recruiter finding officer and CID Special Agents candidates. Before recruiting I served as a Civil Affairs team sergeant and worked with the Department of State on a provincial reconstruction team in northern Iraq. I have a BS in human resource management along with two associates.

Once again thank you and I look forward to this opportunity.


Matthew Chafin Owings, MD

Good morning everyone!

My name is Matt. I am a retiring active duty Air Force Master Sergeant who has spent the last 20 years in law enforcement operations and security program management. Throughout my time in the service, I have had the privilege to gain experience in a wide range of activities from standard law enforcement, to protecting strategic nuclear weaponry. I have extensive experience in personnel management and security programs/operations. My passion is finding out the "why" behind a situation, whether it be a personal, procedural, or mechanical problem.

Thank you for your time; I look forward to the discussions today!


Matthew Greenwood Alexandria, VA

Good morning,

I am an intelligence officer in the Air Force and retiring in October. I have a passion for working long term strategic initiatives and cross-functional leadership to achieve the mission and goals. I have extensive experience working within the Intelligence Community (multiple agencies) and tackling complex challenges.

Thanks for this opportunity,

Matt Greenwood


Trace Owens Graham, WA

Good Morning, I'm Trace. I am about 12 months out from transitioning from the military. Background in Project Management and Instructional Design. Currently working on a Security plus and Project Management PMP certification. I will also be attending Microsoft Software and Security Academy as a cloud application developer before leaving. Looking to relocate back to the midwest and a career with a defense contractor.



Anthony Rayome Lake Bluff, IL

Good Morning. I'm a Marine Officer transitioning this summer. Although I live in Chicago (not a Raytheon stronghold), I am interested in the defense industry. Of note, I worked Foreign Military Sales and security cooperation programs for a quite a few years (mostly Africa), I am very familiar with extended global supply chains and arms export requirements. I also worked in air defense and aviation command and control.


Paul Brodzik Jacksonville, FL

Good morning Erin Mary Akerman and Todd Adam!

I've found an Operations Manager position near Jacksonville Florida that I would like to apply for and would love your take on how to put my best foot forward. Feel free to contact me through this platform or email me at

Thank you and have a great day!


Patrick Smiley Tucson, AZ

Good morning!

Thank you for taking the time to put together this event! My name is Patrick Smiley and I am retiring from the Air Force in November. I have a fighter aircraft operations background with program and project manager experience, and I am interested in potential roles at RMD. Looking forward to today's discussions!

Patrick Smiley



Hi Everyone,

Thank you for supporting this event.
My name is Charles I am a Marines Veteran and I recently graduated with a BBA in Business Leadership and am looking for a position that offers a greater chance of career development/advancement. I have been a program manager for over two years now and have held other leadership/management positions in the past.


Tom Adam El Segundo, CA

Good morning, all! I'm one of Raytheon's in-house recruiters. I've been recruiting across multiple industries since 1996, and have spent the last 5 years in the aerospace/defense industry.


Rachel Aden Honolulu, HI

Good morning and thank you all for your time! As an international affairs policy expert, I have honed my emotional intelligence skills by connecting with people in numerous Indo-Pacific regional governments. I have a background in Air Traffic Control and speak Japanese fluently and am well versed in business culture. I am interested in relocating to Japan or another overseas location. You can contact me here or at:




Erin Mary Ackerman Boston, MA

Hello everyone!

I'm Erin Mary, a Raytheon Technologies Recruiter! I've been with RTX for 3 years, and have done a variety of recruiting roles within our RMD business. I'm happy to assist you in anyway I can.



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