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By Emily Funderburk

Naval Air Systems Command Total Force Communications Support

Men and women vying for Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) logistician positions gathered at a one-day hiring event, the first of its kind, at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in California, June 11.

Interviewees were invited to attend based on their credentials and possible fit with Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Logistics and Industrial Operations (AIR 6.0) jobs. The purpose of the event was to help AIR 6.0 fill approximately 40 job openings for journey-level logisticians at Naval Air Station Patuxent River and in Arlington, Virginia.

“Opportunities are wide open; have a wide open mind,” Michael Breckon, NAWCAD 6.0 director, told the approximately 60 interviewees, some of whom hailed from other states. “We are glad and grateful you took the time to visit with us.”

Candidates filtered out to separate rooms to interview with approximately 20 hiring managers, who issued notices of intent to hire those who best matched the job openings. More than 40 notices of intent to hire were issued as a result of this event.

NAVAIR plans to hire approximately 1,800 people by the end of fiscal year 2014 in an attempt to recover from sequestration-related hiring restrictions and higher-than-average attrition. To find out more about NAVAIR jobs, visit