An Interview with ManTech Employee Miguel
Title: Executive Director-ManTech Labs
Time at ManTech: 1.5 years
What drew you to ManTech?
The opportunity to be a part of a new focus at ManTech, ManTech Labs. The organization reports to the highest levels of leadership within the company and allows me to work on technically complex problems, while developing innovative solutions that “matter.”
What is or has been the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Besides my employment at ManTech, the most interesting job I’ve ever held was as an actor.
How do you balance career and home life?
I stay committed to my faith and my family. I also have a number of healthy hobbies, such as acting, writing, playing basketball, cycling and more. This approach helps me ensure a healthy work-life balance.
If you are a veteran, what branch did you serve in? How long? What was your job?
I have a little more than 22 years of military experience and I have had the honor to serve in multiple service branches. I was a Gunnery Sergeant with the Marine Corps Reserve for 14 years and worked as a Recon Marine; I was a Lieutenant with the Navy Reserve for 6.5 years serving as a Cryptologic Warfare Officer, and I am now a Captain in the Maryland Air National Guard, where I have served as a Cyber Warfare Officer since January 2018.
What advice do you have for prospective ManTech candidates?
Don’t be afraid to bring your good ideas and “big thoughts” to the table for evaluation. You’ll be heard.
What do you like most about ManTech?
The genuine alignment to, and focus on, the customers’ missions. The coolest thing I’m working on now is developing innovative Cyber-focused solutions that impact our entire industry and help ManTech achieve its strategic goals in Cyber.
What does “Securing the Future” mean to you?
Securing the future to me means anticipating the attacks and innovations (as well as the time-tested technologies) that will be a part of the defensive “stack” of the future and bringing those capabilities to our current and future customers where it’s needed in an outstanding fashion.