My relationship with Lockheed
Martin began in 1961 with the Neptune
by Jim S.
8:00 p.m. on October, 8, 1961, I answered the telephone and it was the
Personnel Officer of the Reserve Squadron. He said, “Jim, I'm sorry but we have been activated!” That call began my very
close association with Lockheed Martin, flying P2V-5Fs in VP-933. I stayed in
the Navy and flew on P-3s in VP-8, then VP-4. I retired from the Navy and
worked for heritage companies (LTV, Loral Missiles, General Dynamics) and Lockheed
Martin Missiles and Fire Control. Before retirement, I worked on the PAC-3
now live on a small ranch. I miss the dynamics of working at Lockheed Martin because
of the close teamwork and the excitement of new products. I am in the process
of building a scale remote control model of the P2V we flew.