TRANSITIONING FROM MILITARY TO CIVILIAN CAREERS
We are passionate about not only supporting the warfighter, but also our veterans. Many Textron Systems team members have navigated the dynamic shift from military careers to civilian occupations and found impactful roles that continue to challenge and develop their skill sets.
Listen in as a panel of Textron Systems teammates discuss their experiences in making the critical shift from military personnel to civilian.
Our panelists have experienced this transition themselves:
Moderator: Wayne Prender
Wayne Prender is Senior Vice President of Applied Technologies & Advanced Programs (ATAP), as well as a member of the Textron Systems Executive Leadership Team. In this role, he is responsible for new and emerging programs across the business. Prender served honorably in the U.S. Army as a Platoon Leader, Shop Officer, Battalion Intelligence Officer in Iraq, where he was awarded the Bronze Star, and Aide-de-Camp for the Commanding General of the U.S. Army's 20th Support Command (CBRNE).
Clark Lindner is Director of Global Military Sales & Strategy (GMSS), Land Warfare Systems. In this role, he is responsible for identifying, developing, and capturing new business. Prior to his current role, Clark served 28 years in the U.S. Army as a Cavalry Officer. With tours at all three of the Army’s Combat Training Centers, multiple operational deployments, and command in both Regimental and Divisional Cavalry units, Clark has developed extensive expertise in reconnaissance and security operations, as well as armored warfare.
As Senior Factory Manager of Operations, Steven Sandoval oversees the assembly, test and delivery of products, and ensures alignment across the manufacturing, engineering and program management teams. Prior to joining the Textron Systems team, Sandoval was in the U.S. Marine Corps for 12 years, during which he served in artillery, infantry, aviation maintenance and administrative roles.
Stacy Sprunk is Manager of Subcontracts and Procurement, in which she oversees all Marine & Land Systems programs subcontracts and procurement activity. Sprunk joined the Textron Systems team after six years in the U.S. Air Force, where served as a medical laboratory technician and performed two tours with the regional Wright Patterson Air Force Honor Guard.