Operation IMPACT

Operation IMPACT (Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition) is a unique, award-winning diversity program within Northrop Grumman focused on assisting severely wounded service members as they transition from the military to a private-sector career. In addition to providing support to the injured service member, if he or she is not able to work, we offer the same career support to the individual's immediate family member who will act as the primary wage earner. If support is provided to a family member and the service member becomes able to work, support will then be extended to him or her.

Eligibility Criteria

Personalized career transition support through Operation IMPACT is provided to the most severely wounded service members transitioning from military service to their next career opportunity.

In order to receive career transition services through Operation IMPACT, candidates must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Suffer from wounds, injuries or illnesses that were incurred while deployed in military combat operations following the events of September 11, 2001
  2. Be transitioning from active military service or considered a newly separated veteran who has been discharged or released from active duty within 3 years, or they must be continuously enrolled in a degree or certificate program up to 5 years after separation of service
  3. Receive or expect to receive a physical disability rating of 30% or greater in at least one of the specific categories listed below that substantially affect a major life function, or they must receive or expect to receive a combined rating equal to or greater than 50% for any other combat or combat-related condition:
  • Blindness/loss of vision
  • Deafness/hearing loss
  • Fatal/incurable disease
  • Loss of limb
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Severe burns
  • Spinal cord injury/paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Any other condition requiring extensive hospitalizations or multiple surgeries

Should a service member meet the eligibility criteria but be unable to work, support will be extended to a member of his or her immediate family who may be seeking employment. If support is provided to a family member and the service member becomes able to work, support will then be extended to him or her. Widows and widowers of service members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice following the events of September 11, 2001, are eligible for support under Operation IMPACT.

If you or a family member meet the above criteria, please click here to view the steps required to initiate the enrollment process.



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