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Gary Javonillo, Operating Unit Chief Engineer
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

Mr. Javonillo re-joined Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Mission Systems (NGMS) Sector in 2017 as BACN Department Chief Engineer. In this role, Mr. Javonillo overseas a portfolio of programs for the military that provide Tactical Data Link (TDL) communications for both manned and unmanned platforms, across all branches of service and operational domains.  These TDL services include bridging and range extension that provides unified situational awareness picture, spanning all theater U.S. forces, across Link-16, EPLRS, SADL, 524, and JREAP. Additional services include voice bridging and range extension for disadvantaged users, and tactical Internet Protocol (IP) using both Line of Site (LOS) and Beyond Line of Site (BLOS) technologies.

Prior to returning to NGMS, Mr. Javonillo held various positions of increasing responsibility at Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Aerospace Systems (NGAS) Sector in as a Communications Engineer for the Global Hawk Foreign Military Sale (FMS) Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan programs.

Prior to re-joining NGMS, Mr. Javonillo held various positions of increasing responsibility at multiple companies including Northrop Grumman Information Systems (NGIS), Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Aerospace Systems (NGAS) Sector, the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA), and L-3 Communications Joint Operations Group. Mr. Javonillo is former enlisted and served for 6-years in the US Marine Corps where he worked as an avionics technician on AH-1W and UH-1N light attack helicopters.  A Purple Heart veteran, he has deployed twice while serving in the US Marines, and 12 additional tours in combat as a civilian or government employee. His overseas assignments include postings in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Saudi Arabia among others.

His professional responsibilities include lead engineer for the Smart Node Pod program and forward deployed chief engineer for the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node at NGIS, lead communications engineer at NASA, and field engineer at L-3 Communications. Over the last 20-years, Mr. Javonillo developed a specialization in the design, development, and operational deployment of advanced tactical communications systems for the US Military. He is also owns and operates a real estate business.

Mr. Javonillo is a California native and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University while majoring in Aeronautics and Management. He also graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Phoenix while earning a MBA and is a member the 2015 class of Delta Mu Delta inductees in the Harvard International Business Scholars honor society.

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