Standing at the forefront of one of the most technologically complex and challenging national defense programs is an exciting place to be. As the Director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), my goal is to develop and implement initiatives that foster a highly skilled workforce that can help us accomplish our mission.
One of our biggest priorities is to recruit qualified applicants for positions across the engineering, science and acquisition management career fields. Competing successfully for technically qualified applicants in all career areas, at all proficiency levels–from entry–level to the most experienced–is fundamental to our recruitment and retention goals. Our mission depends on our ability to develop future leaders by ensuring they have the skills and competencies needed to excel.
Another priority at MDA is the diversity of our workforce. We approach it as a composite of individual characteristics, experiences and abilities that are consistent with the Agency’s core values. Our inclusive workforce consists of a balanced cross-section of individuals working in various disciplines. Together, they enable us to advance all facets of our engineering and acquisition responsibilities. By ensuring that our recruitment philosophy complements our retention and development programs, we are able to maximize individual strengths and combine them for the collective good of our organization.
Now, we’d like to invite you to explore our programs for yourself. If you have the talent, skills and commitment to be a part of our team and share in the many planned accomplishments we intend to deliver, we look forward to bringing you on board. Take this opportunity to launch your career with MDA.
Patrick J. O’Reilly
Lieutenant General, US Army
Missile Defense Agency
Lt. Gen. Patrick J. O’Reilly