Meet our Military Relations Managers

Meet our Military Relations Managers
May 24, 2022

Veterans are at the center of everything we do — in fact, nearly one in five of our employees has served in uniform.

Our Military Relations Managers are focused on one thing: easing the transition to the civilian sector. Let’s meet them!

Meet Carlos

Carlos, aka “Ace” retired from the U.S. Navy in September of 2019 as a U.S. Navy Senior Chief after 22 years of service.

“I believe it’s every transitioned service member’s call to help our brother and sisters cross the bridge from military to civilian life,” he says. “That’s why having the opportunity to do that daily and assist transitioning service members, veterans, and spouses with opportunities at a company like Lockheed Martin is just amazing.”

His career led him to serve on multiple aircraft carriers, including the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) and the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) as flight deck director. His deployments supported the Kosovo Liberation Campaign, Operation Shining Hope, Operation Allied Force, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Joint Task Force Operation Katrina. In 2005, Carlos was selected for the Navy’s Career Recruiting Force and spent over fifteen years in early career to professional recruiting.


Meet Ray

Ray enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1989. His first duty station was Ellsworth AFB near Rapid City South Dakota.

“The Veteran community is an amazing source of Loyal and Highly Skilled talent,” he says. “Being able to facilitate Lockheed Martin’s values and mission and the similarities of serving in the Military is a vital component of my responsibilities. Pushing these great Veterans to open roles and helping hiring managers understand the immense value of a Veteran Hire brings a significant pride. I consider it an honor and privilege!”    

Barely two years after Ray began his career, he was hand-picked to become a Military Training Instructor (MTI) in 1991 (AF Drill Instructor). He served as an Instructor at Lackland AFB, San Antonio TX until 1997. Ray was blessed with the honor and privilege to serve his remaining time as an Air Force Recruiter. He started in recruiting in the same office he entered the US Air Force in 1989 and served in nearly every possible capacity until his retirement in 2011. Twenty years of Ray’s 22-year career was considered “Special Duty”.


Meet James

James is a 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.

“I love having the opportunity to connect with our transitioning service members and provide a bridge for them to cross as they begin their next career,” he says.

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.


Meet Kristin

Kristin commissioned as an officer in U.S. Army Adjutant General Corps in 2010 and initially was assigned to Fort Hood, TX, serving as Battalion S1/Adjutant for the 206th Military Intelligence Battalion Aerial Exploitation.

“Recruiting military & Veteran talent is absolutely crucial to Lockheed Martin,” she says. “Veterans are usually familiar with our products and can provide vital insights concerning how to make our products better and safer for current service members. Furthermore, transitioning service members and Veterans often hold high clearances needed for some of our Special Access Programs and are frequently experts in many of Lockheed Martin’s critical skillsets.”

Kristin deployed to Iraq as part of Task Force ODIN. She served as the Assistant Brigade S1/Strength Manager for the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. On completing the Captain’s Career Course, Kristin moved to Fort Bragg, NC where she served in the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, 14th Human Resources Sustainment Center from 2014-2016. During this time, she deployed to Kuwait.  Kristin is a 2010 graduate of the United States Military Academy, where she captained the NCAA Division 1 Women’s tennis team. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Portuguese with a Systems Engineering concentration from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Additionally, she holds a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

We partner with several organizations and the government to support the professional development of active-duty and former service members ready to build and/or transition into rewarding civilian careers. Learn more.