People of Lockheed Martin: Meet Odean

Name: Odean

Years with Lockheed Martin: Nine years

What is your current position? I am a Senior Assembler and U.S. Army Sergeant First Class.

What are your day-to-day responsibilities?  I assemble some of the most important Lockheed Martin products. I work with a team of talented individuals to bring our innovative products to life. Additionally, I serve as a Sergeant First Class with the United States Army.

Tell us about your leadership with the Army? Since I was a kid, I wanted to join the Army. To me, service means being a part of something bigger than myself. Today, I am a Sergeant First Class. I mentor soldiers who are in positions I once stood. Some soldiers are fresh out of high school, just starting their military careers. while others are transiting into leadership roles. I remember when I was in each of their shoes. This perspective reinforces my leadership commitment. Failing my troops is not an option. Although I am their superior, we are on the same team. I always tell my soldiers, “I may be your leader, but I am nothing without you.” My job at Lockheed Martin is no different. My teammates and I stick together to accomplish common goals. Together my team produces high-quality products for our customers.

Are you a veteran with a meticulous attention to detail and desire for leadership? If so, think about joining the Lockheed Martin team. We have many military veterans hiring programs.