Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Expecting the Unexpected

I learned to maintain a wild field of view at work and at play
by Rich F.

I began working at Martin Marietta in 1985 as an hourly production control expediter on the LANTIRN program. I later worked in product support for TADS/PNVS. I was known as a sort of “Radar O’Reilly,” because I was the requisition expediter for worldwide Apache operations, including Army bases, Special Repair Activities and foreign military service units. I enjoyed the whirlwind demand for repair parts' and maintenance compounds. They were vital for keeping the Apache fleet in the air across the globe. How did I deal with the job stress? I loved to ride my Harley-Davidson motorcycle. I still put the rubber to the road.