Originally posted by AlienCarnage
Would working as an engineer at Lockheed Martin help in qualifying an individual for secret black ops facilities?
Let's get terminologies correct here, not because I'm trying to be patronizing but because it could be helpful in determining exactly what you are
are covert actions where the government or entities therein have plausible deniability.
are research, development and acquisition programs generally of a technological nature, like the F-117 was way back in
the late '70's and early '80's.
Black Projects of the type you seem to be alluding to are called SAP's or Special Access Programs
Examples of Special Access Programs as Identified by DoD regulations are as follows:
A specific technology with potential for weaponization that
gives the United States a significant technical lead or tactical advantage
over potential adversaries.
Sensitive technology that is especially vulnerable to foreign
intelligence exploitation without special protection.
An emerging technology, proposed operation, or intelligence
activity risking the compromise of other SAPs.
Exposure of sensitive activities that could jeopardize the lives
of U.S. citizens.
A capability that is so unique or sensitive that it requires
protection beyond normal procedures.
Methods used to acquire foreign technology or equipment.
Sensitive support to DOD and non-DOD agencies.
In answer to your question regarding qualifications for working on (I assume) Black Projects, a history with the military may get you in as support
personnel, but hands on technical development and application requires more often than not, a good solid work history with a military contractor.
Black Ops on the other hand probably recruit military people all the time for covert operations of spying and or carrying out sanctions.
Just my 2 cents