Veteran Opportunities at RTI

Mariel Christian

Mariel Christian

Director, Library and Information Services

Mariel Christian comes from a military family. She grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Her grandfather served in the U.S. Army, her father in the U.S. Air Force. After high school, she joined the Air Force, where she met her husband, and the family tradition continued when their son served in the U.S. Navy. Today, Mariel is senior manager of Library and Information Services at RTI, where she has found a culture open to the experiences of veterans like her.

We have a growing and vibrant culture of veterans at RTI. Our Veterans and Allies Employee Resource Group, VALoR, regularly solicits ideas about how we can be more inclusive of the military, and we see nothing but support of military friendly activities from our leadership. RTI has done a tremendous job in welcoming people with military experience and in helping them translate their skills to the RTI culture.

Tim Morgan

Tim Morgan

Education Analyst

Tim Morgan joined the U.S. Army Reserves in Ohio between his junior and senior year of high school. During his eight-plus years of service, he deployed on missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. After leaving the military in 2010, he completed an undergraduate degree in sociology and pursued a graduate degree in education, before joining RTI’s Education Workforce Division in 2014, where he assists with longitudinal studies.

RTI reminds me in many ways of the military. You have individuals here from many different backgrounds coming together for one purpose, and the work ethic and attention to detail that you develop in the military are valued here. I’ve been able to flourish because RTI appreciates self-motivation and a willingness to get out of your comfort zone. I’ve found RTI to be a great place for veterans.

Brad Washabaugh

Brad Washabaugh

Vice President, Facilities Strategic Services

Brad Washabaugh spent 29 years in the Marine Corps as a career infantry officer. While on active duty, Brad participated in contingency operations in Beirut, Lebanon, humanitarian operations to assist Vietnamese refugees and Filipino earthquake victims, and combat operations with the 1st Marine Division during Desert Storm. Brad served at the Pentagon during the 9/11 terrorist attack. He retired from the Marines in 2005 and began a second career with RTI.

As a veteran what attracted me to RTI was our mission and values—similar to serving the Nation in uniform, I wanted to be part of an organization with a focus of serving and helping others. I have found that the skills and experience that veterans bring to the workplace—leadership, teamwork, strong work ethic and ability to work with diverse teams—is of great value to any organization, and particularly for RTI with our very important global mission of improving the human condition.

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