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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, Md., NAS Patuxent River, Md., Adelphi, Md., Augusta, Ga., and Anacostia, 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, Va., 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, Fl., 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, Pa. 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 St. He holds a Master's Degree in Strategic Planning and National Security Studies from the U.S. Navy War College, Newport, R.I.

Based in Arlington, Va., 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, Ok. and graduated as a 13B Cannon Crewmember.

James served in numerous positions as a Combat Arms Field Artillery professional for ten years before being selected to attend the US Army Recruiting and Retention School in Fort Jackson, S.C. as a recruiter. He was assigned to the 2nd Recruiting Brigade where he held assignments in Knoxville, Tn. and Orlando, Fl. 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's 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 5 years.

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