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Meet Our Military Relations Managers

Our Military Relations Managers are focused on one thing: easing your transition. Read their profiles to learn more about them.

David – Military Relations Project Lead

David joined the U.S. Navy in 1988 and began his military career as a Photographers Mate, serving aboard the USS Fulton (AS-11) and USS Forrestal (CV-59). He earned the designation of Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, sailed on two Mediterranean cruises and was involved in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. His shore tours included working at the Naval Explosive Ordnance and Disposal School and Naval Explosive Ordnance and Disposal Technical Division where he served as the Leading Petty Officer for the Public Affairs Office. David then decided to change career paths and completed his last 13 years as part of the Career Recruiting Force as a Navy Counselor. He served as a Recruiter-in-Charge for five additional assignments with tours at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland; NAS Patuxent River, Maryland; Adelphi, Maryland; Augusta, Georgia and Anacostia, Washington D.C. A few of his significant accomplishments include: Area Southeast's Small Station of the Year and Intelligence Recruiter of the Year.

Upon retirement, David came to Lockheed Martin as a Senior Employment Representative in June 2009. Shortly thereafter, he assumed the position as one of our Military Relations Managers until April 2013 when he accepted his current position. David is based in Arlington, Virginia and acts as Project Leader for activities involved in veteran outreach, hiring and cross-functional enterprise support. He holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Trident University International.

Charles – Military Relations Manager – Eastern Region

Charles retired as the United States Marine Corps Senior Service Representative to the U. S. Army War College in June 2013. Enlisting in 1984, he served as an artilleryman in the 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, attaining the rank of Corporal prior to his commissioning as a Second Lieutenant. Designated an operational communications and information systems officer, Charles served in every element of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF), with the privilege of leading Marines and serving with all the services at every rank and level, before retiring as a Colonel.

Charles' tours of duty include service throughout the Western Hemisphere, the Pacific, the Middle East, and Europe. Charles has combat tours during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served as Commanding Officer for the Marine Corps Recruiting Station in Orlando, Florida; Inspector-Instructor, 6th Communication Battalion and Commanding Officer and the 4th Marine Corps District. He has also served on the Joint Staff, the Pentagon.

Charles holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College and has served as a Marine Corps Corporate Fellow on Wall Street. He holds a master's degree in Strategic Planning and National Security Studies from the U.S. Navy War College, Newport, Rhode Island.

Based in Arlington, Virginia; he travels the Eastern Region coordinating with the area's multiple military installations and helping those transitioning from the military to Lockheed Martin.

James – Military Relations Manager – Central Region

James is a military veteran of the U.S. Army. He entered service in October 1983, attended basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and graduated as a 13B Cannon Crewmember.

James served in numerous positions as a Combat Arms Field Artillery professional for 10 years before being selected to attend the US Army Recruiting and Retention School in Fort Jackson, South Carolina as a recruiter. He was assigned to the 2nd Recruiting Brigade where he held assignments in Knoxville, Tennessee and Orlando, Florida as a Recruiter, Station Commander and Senior Advisor. Before James completed his 24 years of military service, he completed his formal education and holds a Master of Science degree in Management with a concentration in Human Resources from Troy University.

James retired from the U.S. Army in November 2007. Soon afterward he joined Lockheed Martin as an Employment Manager for the Talent Acquisition Team in Orlando, serving in that role for five years.

Based in Orlando, Florida, James accepted a new challenge and joined the Military Relations team in April of 2013. He covers military bases for the Central Region.

Tony – Military Relations Manager – Western Region

Tony began his career in the United States Army as a Military Intelligence Systems Integrator in 1997 and spent five years in that position. He was selected for recruiting duty in 2001 and started his recruiting career in 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia and spent a total of 15 years with the Army Recruiting command in varying positions and locations around the country.

Prior to his retirement in 2017, Tony participated in the Hiring our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program with the Lockheed Martin Space Business Area supporting the University Talent Acquisition Team. He was hired in May 2017 after completion of his fellowship with the distinction of being the first LM Fellow hired with this program. Since his hiring, he has held several positions within Lockheed Martin including Talent Acquisition Coordinator; Internal and External Recruiter; and Recruiting Manager and is now the newest member of the Military Relations Team.

Based in Denver, Colorado, Tony travels the Western Region coordinating the area’s multiple military installations and helping those transitioning from the military to Lockheed Martin. He holds a Master of Arts, with a concentration in Management & Leadership from Webster University.

Jason – Military & Veteran Talent Sourcing Lead

Jason is a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as Heavy Equipment Operator (88M) from 1992 – 1998. Additionally, and shaping his passion for supporting transitioning veterans, Jason grew up an "Army Brat" and son of a career signal NCO. Experience with the struggles of career transition for veterans in the 1980's and 90's shaped his commitment to improving the professional outcome and opportunities for military personnel after their service. Also inspired by his father's time as an Army recruiter Jason started working as an IT Recruiter at TEKsystems after earning his degree from the University of Illinois.

His recruiting career brought him to several Fortune 500 companies including SAIC, Charter Spectrum and World Wide Technology. At each organization, Jason focused on veteran recruitment and providing veterans greater opportunities for transition success. He partnered with the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) to develop supplemental career workshops for transitioning veterans and military spouses including programs on LinkedIn, The Online Job Search, and Job Fair Success. These programs focused on providing the military community with the tools and experience to successfully compete for careers in the commercial and government contracting industries.

In 2018, Jason joined Lockheed Martin's Critical Talent and Military Relations team where he was tasked to enhance the talent sourcing process for Lockheed Martin's Military Relations Team. The result was Handshake to Hire (H2H); Lockheed Martin's custom-built program for veteran recruitment, engagement and improved hiring success. H2H leverages the outreach of Military Relations Managers meeting with veterans around the country – Handshake – coupled with the human resource technology to engage the military member during the transition phase and distribute veteran talent to the right hiring managers at the right time, improving hiring success.