Lockheed Martin Facility Protection Manager Opening
Job Opening -Facility Protection Manager, CA (Lvl 5) - Req ID: 544976BR

Lockheed Martin's aircraft leadership is earned through relentless research and development of high-performance combat, air mobility and reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft. We also provide world-class training, focused logistics support, and advanced targeting and navigation technologies to enable the right people with the right skills to be in the right place at the right time with the right information and the right munitions to accomplish their missions.

The Facility Protection Manager in Palmdale will be responsible for Supervisors of Security Forces, and the performance of the officers to include but not limited to:

Dispatch, alarm response, incident responses, notifications, and protection of the facilities

Responsible for day-to-day leadership, management, and direction of all assigned personnel who support Palmdale and other off-site locations as well as multiple, highly classified derivative Special Access Programs

Ensure the efforts of this organization meet customer compliance requirements for these areas of responsibilities

Ensure communications with site stakeholders, and program security

Candidate will stay current with current DoD requirements, in addition to, the requirements for operating Government Owned Contractor Operated facilities

The candidate must have very strong interpersonal skills and a positive, can-do attitude

The candidate must thrive in a very fluid, dynamic, and fast-paced environment as well as understand collateral and special access program customer requirements

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to lead and implement change in a collaborative, inclusive manner

Applicant selected will be subject to a government Security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information (i.e., Special Program accesses)

MUST BE A US CITIZEN - This position is located at a facility that requires special access.

A level 5 employee Typically has 14 - 20 years of professional experience.

What’s In It For You?

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:
- Medical
- Dental
- 401k
- Paid time off
- Work/life balance
- Career development
- Mentorship opportunities
- Rewards & recognition

This position is in Palmdale, CA Discover Palmdale.

Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in related discipline or equivalent experience/combined education with professional experience and specialized training
- Minimum of 5 years of security supervisory or leadership experience
- Minimum of 5 years of Law Enforcement OR Anti-Terrorism Force Protection experience
- Experience with Security Forces operations
- Prior security experience in either SAP or Collateral environments, dealing with investigations, violations, and incidents.

Desired Skills:

- Familiarity with security forces, facility security, special access programs/collateral requirements
- Ability to reach consensus among competing ideas and backgrounds and to find common ground to move initiatives forward in a timely manner
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills to keep senior leadership informed of all - - Security related activities within the organization as well as the ability to work with stakeholders to capture and execute duties related to their support
- Must be able to build effective teams and internal and external customer relationships through open and effective communications. Must have the ability to proactively shape horizontal thinking and processes

Contact:

Michael Riggs
Facility Protection Sr. Manager
Security and Emergency Services, Aeronautics
Lockheed Martin Corporation
1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale, CA 93599-0612
O 661-572-1225 | M 661-269-6788

 

Computerized Canines to Join Team Tyndall
325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Tyndall AFB, FL
10 November 2020, Courtesy Story

 

 An unmanned ground vehicle is tested at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 10, 2020. Tyndall is one of the first military bases to implement the semi-autonomous UGV’s into their defense regiment, they will aid in reconnaissance and enhanced security patrolling operations across the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Tiffany Price)

 

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Over the last year, Tyndall Air Force Base and the 325th Security Forces Squadron have been working with Ghost Robotics to develop a system to enhance security and safety for the base population.

Tyndall will be one of the first Air Force bases to implement semi-autonomous robot dogs into their patrolling regiment. These computerized canines demonstrated their abilities Nov. 10 at an event attended by Maj. Gen. Tom Wilcox, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center commander, and leadership from the 325th Fighter Wing and the Tyndall Program Management Office.

“We are very excited,” said Maj. Jordan Criss, 325th Security Forces Squadron commander. “We are the first unit within the Department of Defense to use this technology for enhanced security patrolling operations.”

While these robots walk on all fours and resemble a dog, they are not intended to replace the military working dogs. Instead they will aid in patrolling operations and, in doing so, allow Tyndall’s defenders to focus their efforts on security actions that require a physical presence.

“These robot dogs will be used as a force multiplier for enhanced situational awareness by patrolling areas that aren’t desirable for human beings and vehicles.” Criss said.

Criss explained that the robot dogs will be given a patrol path which will be set and monitored by the Security Forces Electronic Security Sensor System noncommissioned officer in charge.

“We will be able to drive them via a virtual reality headset within our Base Defense Operations Center,” said Criss. “We will be able to see exactly what the robot dog is detecting through its mobile camera and sensor platform if desired, we will also be able to issue verbal commands to a person or people through a radio attached to the dogs.”

The semi-autonomous canines allow defenders that would otherwise be patrolling these areas to focus on training, security and overall situational awareness across the base.

“These dogs will be an extra set of eyes and ears while computing large amounts of data at strategic locations throughout Tyndall Air Force Base,” Criss said. “They will be a huge enhancement for our defenders and allow flexibility in the posting and response of our personnel.”

This technology has the potential to replace and exceed the capabilities of certain static defense equipment especially in a contingency, disaster, or deployed environment. This makes Tyndall, post Hurricane Michael, the perfect home for the Air Force’s newest computerized canines.

Interested in Law Enforcement and Helping Veterans? VA Police is Hiring!
U.S. Department Veteran Affairs, Vantage Point, 16 October 2020

VA needs to hire law enforcement staff to grow and maintain its 4,000-member police force

Did you know VA that has its own 4,000-member police force? To grow and maintain that workforce, we need to hire police officers, supervisory police officers, and detectives to work at VA medical facilities and national cemeteries around the country. According to the VHA Workforce Management and Consulting office, police officer ranks first on its list of nonclinical shortage occupations.

If you want to help Veterans but don’t have health care experience, you may be interested in a VA law enforcement career. VA police have many, varied duties that benefit not only Veterans, but also the communities they live in. Here are some things you should know about the VA police force:

- Nearly 90% of VA police officers are Veterans.

- With special training to keep Veterans safe, VA police help prevent Veteran suicide, a serious national crisis.

- VA police keep Veterans’ health top-of-mind by enforcing the use of masks and temperature screenings at VA facilities.

- The VA police force includes a K-9 unit.

- The origins of the VA police force date back more than 150 years, to President Abraham Lincoln’s time.

- VA police officers help communities during acts of terrorism and hurricanes, as well as other natural disasters.

During Hurricane Harvey, VA police secured a large truck to safely deliver Dr. Christy Chai to the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (VAMC) to treat a Veteran with a ruptured appendix. The Veteran had been swimming to the VAMC for help. “I drive just a regular old SUV and I could not get out of my garage because of the water,” said Chai, chief of general surgery and surgical oncology at the VAMC. “VA police were actually able to come to my residence.”

Next-generation modern

We’re helping officers perform even more efficiently and effectively through a “next generation” initiative to modernize operations and improve decision making, infrastructure, oversight and accountability. The ultimate goal is to increase the safety and security of Veterans, staff and visitors to VA facilities.

In addition to sharing the mission of serving Veterans and the Veteran community, VA employees can also take advantage of great benefits. These include:

- Generous vacation and sick time. You’ll begin to accumulate vacation time on your very first day and can earn 13-26 days off per year, plus 10 paid federal holidays and 13 sick days.

- Robust health care package. Your health care costs are covered through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, which provides the widest choice of health plans in the country.

- Excellent retirement plan. You can begin saving for retirement through the Federal Employees Retirement System. This three-tier retirement plan includes Social Security benefits, a Thrift Savings Plan and a pension.

- Workplace flexibility. With many VA positions, you can flex your schedule to fit your needs or telework on a regular or occasional basis with a formal agreement.

- Educational assistance. We also offer a wide range of education support programs, including debt reduction and loan forgiveness, training incentive scholarships and programs for Veterans.

Work at VA

With a law enforcement career at VA, you can help Veterans, their family members and your fellow employees stay safe at VA facilities.

SEARCH for a police officer position.

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EXPLORE the benefits we offer.

VISIT us the VA Careers website.

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CONGRATS are in order ….

 

Security Forces Foundation Scholarship Awardees

AFSFA maintains two scholarship funds awarding up to six (6) $500.00 grants yearly. These scholarships are available to all enlisted, active duty, ANG and AF Res Security Forces members in the rank of E-6 and below and their spouses. Filing period is June through August every year and the announcement and forms are found at the AFSFA web site: www.afsfaonline.com

AFSFA congratulates the following recipients for the 2020 AFSFA SFF scholarships:

Charles J. Heubusch Scholarship Fund:          SF Foundation Scholarship Fund:

 SSgt Zujey Chavez-Flores, MacDill AFB, FL     TSgt Ryan T. Dejesus, MacDill AFB, FL

 A1C Marchon R. Walters, MacDill AFB, FL        SrA Caitlin R. Rutan, MacDill, AFB, FL

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Congratulations to the

2020 Brig Gen Allen J. Jamerson

AFSFA Chapters of the Year:

Chapter of the Year:    Ron Blatman – Evergreen Chapter

Runner Up Chapter of the Year:    Billie Renfroe  Chapter

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Congratulations to

Scott, Karol, Nicole & Alexandra Castillo

as the

2020 Recipients of the Col Jerry M. and Dr Lucille Y. Bullock Service Award

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Congratulations to

Larry A. Breazeale

and

John L. Lynch

as the

2020 AFSFA Hall of Fame Inductees

Next-Generation Helmets Keep Defenders Lethal, Ready

By Malcolm McClendon, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Public Affairs, 8 October 2020

  Airman Alex Orquiza, 71st Security Forces Squadron, wears the next generation of ballistic helmet during a door breaching exercise at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., Sept. 15, 2020. The Air Force Security Forces Center is delivering the helmets to security forces units as part of its effort to standardize and modernize Defender equipment across the Air Force. The new helmets are lighter, cooler, have better padding and come with a built-in railing to fit accessories, such as night vision goggles and tactical communication equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Crul)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) --

The Air Force Security Forces Center is delivering the next generation of ballistic helmets to security forces units as part of its effort to standardize and modernize Defender equipment across the Air Force.

The helmets will replace the Advanced Combat Helmet, which security forces Airmen had to modify and outfit with bulky additions to accomplish different mission sets, said Master Sgt. Markus Nelson, an AFSFC individual equipment manager.

“Defenders perform a variety of duties around the globe, anything from guarding bases in combat environments to protecting nuclear armament,” he said. “In alignment with the Security Forces Enterprise Plan, we had to find a solution to have one standard helmet that would keep all security forces Defenders lethal and ready, no matter the task.”

The new helmet is lighter, cooler, has better padding and comes with a built-in railing to fit accessories, such as night vision goggles and tactical communication equipment, Nelson said.

The 71st Security Forces Squadron at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, was the first unit to receive the new helmets and took no time to strap them on.

“It is actually really quick to put on and easily adjustable, allowing me more time to check my Airmen and make sure everyone’s gear is on straight,” said Senior Airman Craig Smith, a 71st SFS Airman. “The biggest improvement I noticed is it’s lightweight and if I take a hard turn in a Humvee, I know I’m not going to break my neck.”

Master Sgt. Darryl Wright, 71st SFS logistics and readiness superintendent, said this is the most agile helmet he’s worn in 19 years as a Defender.

“I just got back from a deployment and this helmet is made for hot areas like that; and even where it’s not as hot, the mobility and light weight of the helmet makes a significant difference in what you can do,” Wright said. “Even back here at home when we do readiness exercises, we bring all our fighting gear, including the helmet. Exercises get you prepared for the fight and having next generation gear like this helmet improves Vance (AFB’s) security readiness.”

Nelson, who is also an experienced defender with 14 years of service, said this is what he and his team at the AFSFC Logistics Directorate work for: to get the right gear to Defenders in garrison and down range.

“My team’s work is directly impacting more than 38,000 Defenders across the Air Force for the next five to 10 years,” Nelson said, “and with the help of strategic partnerships, like those with the 771st Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, we’re doing it a lot quicker too.”

The helmets are part of the AFSFC initiative to modernize weapon systems, individual protective gear, contingency support equipment and deployable communications systems. Those include the M18 modular handgun system, M4A1 assault rifle, M110A1 semi-automatic precision engagement rifle, M320A1 grenade launcher, modular scalable vest and female body armor.

 "We’re identifying salient characteristics of the best individual equipment industry has to offer at the best value to achieve standardization across the force,” said Lt. Col. Barry Nichols, AFSFC director of Logistics. “This effort is instrumental in keeping Defenders throughout the security forces enterprise ready and lethal with procurement of the most cutting-edge and innovative equipment available in order to accomplish missions safely and effectively.”

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