Raytheon is supporting YMSS through the Employee Resource Groups and the Raytheon MathMovesU initiative. Working with students to raise their level of understanding in STEM concepts and teaching the Concepts of Physics will help to identify those students who will be interested and committed to start and maintain a U.S. First Robotics team.

Direct fiduciary support is pending the organization filing and obtaining a 501c3 designation from the IRS and maturation of the STEM Program to compete in U.S. FIRST Robotics competitions.  

 Victor McKen is currently an Operations Quality Engineer for the Patriot Land Vehicles Value Stream. In this role Victor is responsible for leading Defect Prevention Team meetings, managing the Red Rack and coordinating the Material Review Board for Non-Conforming material. The Value Stream is responsible for 4 different international programs (KSA, UAE, KWT and TWN) and includes contract types ranging from Foreign Military Sales to Direct Commercial Sales. 

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide. 

Victor’s career in Raytheon began in 1995 with Raytheon NCS as an Integrated Logistics Support Engineer, focused on providing support to the Cooperative Engagement Processor design team. His roles progressively increased in responsibility to include producing documentation describing tracking and system interface requirements for several radars and between the CEP and the Data Distribution System (DDS). Subsequently, Victor became a Systems Engineer analyzing performance of data fusion and tracking algorithms used in the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) system. 

Victor’s next assignment took him to the nation’s capital where he produced radar algorithm documentation for the Missile Defense National Team B, describing ballistic missile tracking algorithms in all phases of flight. This assignment was with Raytheon IIS. Victor transferred to Raytheon IDS where he served as the engineer responsible for the Command and Control, Battle Manager, Communications (C2BMC) for architectural design of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. 

Victor’s next assignment was as a Material Program Manager for the Consolidated-Contract Logistics Support (C-CLS) Program, where he was responsible for implementing the Performance Based Logistics (PBL) strategy focused on developing a supplier base focused on performance based outcomes. 

Victor entered the Enterprise Cross-Functional Rotation Program in 2011, where his first assignment was as a Contracts Manager. Victor was responsible for administering 3 Department of Defense and 1 Direct Commercial Sales Contract. 

Victor’s second assignment was as a Financial Analyst for the C-CLS Program. As a Financial Analyst, Victor had responsibilities in Program Control, Financial Planning and Analysis and Task Order Closeouts. Program control responsibilities included providing Earned Value Management for the GBR-P and the AN/TPY-2 test radars. 

Victor has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical niversity/Florida State University, in Tallahassee, FL.