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10/11/2017

NAWCWD hosts annual WW, IWD recruitment

Richard Tovar, information systems security manager, interviews an IT security candidate during the Aug. 29 Individuals with Disabilities/Wound Warrior recruiting event at the Command Archive Center at Point Mugu. (U.S. Navy photo by Kimberly Brown)
Richard Tovar, information systems security manager, interviews an IT security candidate during the Aug. 29 Individuals with Disabilities/Wound Warrior recruiting event at the Command Archive Center at Point Mugu. (U.S. Navy photo by Kimberly Brown)
The Equal Employment Opportunity Office and Human Resources Department at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division welcomed nearly 30 candidates to the annual Individuals with Disabilities and Wounded Warriors recruiting events at Point Mugu and China Lake on Aug. 29 and Aug. 31, respectively.   

“I know many of you are veterans, so I want to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your service,” said Joan Johnson, NAWCWD executive director, as she welcomed the guests and provided a NAWCWD overview. “For every one of us who works here at the warfare center, you truly are our heroes; you’re the reason we come to work every day. I am sincerely thrilled and grateful that you are here and that you’re considering NAWCWD as a potential place to work.”   

During their visit, attendees received briefs on the Weapons Division mission, key accomplishments and a benefits overview in addition to interviewing for open positions and receiving site tours. 

“Having people in our workgroup with different backgrounds and talents helps us to be more creative in our problem solving,” said Joy Hill, of the NAWCWD Professional Recruitment Office. “An inclusive work environment teaches us mutual respect for people who are different from ourselves. Hiring disabled veterans and wounded warriors makes perfect sense because they have used the tools Naval Air Systems Command creates. They have been at ‘the pointy end of the stick’ and we are at a great advantage to include them in our production and development of new technology.”