Transition Assistance

Greetings NNOA family!

My name is Captain Ron Evans, USN (Ret.) and I am a proud 27 year Navy veteran, having served in a variety of rewarding tours. As with so many of us, I thought I was prepared for the transition to the civilian workforce, partly because I attended the TAP course and secondly because all of my seniors told me that when I get my resume on the street, my phone would be “ringing off the hook”. Needless to say, they were wrong and so was I. I made just about every mistake possible with my transition from the resume, importance of networking, interviewing process, and having an idea of how much I was worth($) on the outside. I also learned quite a bit about the VA rating process, unfortunately, after transition.

We now have a unique opportunity to introduce to you lessons learned (via webinar fireside chats) from a cadre of superstar veterans who have much to share. Currently under construction and under the umbrella of Ernie Taylor, our NNOA Veterans representative, our webpage will be a segment titled “Transition Assistance Team “ and will feature names, bios, and contact information of Veterans representing profit, non-profit, entrepreneurship, academia, and government background/experiences. We will also have expertise from MOAA’s transition assistance programs, senior executives representing various backgrounds, human resources, finance, and more.

The transition assistance team is forming and soon our webpage we will be up and running. In the meantime, those of you who are facing transition, don’t hesitate to reach out to me and I will connect you with the right teammates who I am certain, will contribute to your transition success!

Captain Ron Evans, USN (Ret.) Cell: 571-259-7840

View Ron Evans' Bio

Ron Evans served 27 years as a Naval Flight Officer. He commanded VP-1 home-ported in Whidbey Island, WA and USS ESSEX (LHD2) home-ported in Sasebo, Japan. He retired in August of 2005 and was hired by Raytheon  Company as a Senior Manager, Naval Warfare Capabilities Team. Ron provided nearly 12 years of direct liaison/support to all businesses’ efforts/initiatives with Navy customers in the Washington DC metropolitan area and Navy concentrations to include the Navy Staff, Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Program Offices, and Navy commands in Norfolk, Virginia and San Diego, California. He resigned from Raytheon in Jan, 2017.

While at Raytheon:

  • Served as secretary of National Capital Counsel of the Navy League
  • Active member of US Business Development Diversity Team.
  • Co-Chaired Raytheon’s annual regional diversity summit
  • Mentor and Advisor to Raytheon’s Bus Development Leadership Development Program
  • Arranged ongoing RTN sponsorship of NNOA since 2006
  • Addressed NNOA conference attendees on transition assistance
  • Arranged MOAA transition assistance address to NNOA conference attendees
  • Served as committee member of Black Engineer of the Year Award Ceremony annual mentoring session (engaged with over 400 local HS students)
  • Routinely served as a panelist with MOAA Exec Transition course

Webinars - Coming Soon!

Lessons learned (via webinar fireside chats) from a cadre of superstar veterans who have much to share!

Transition Resources

Expertise from MOAA’s transition assistance programs, senior executives representing various backgrounds, human resources, finance, and more!

Veterans Transition Team

Resume tips, importance of networking, interviewing process, and determining your career worth.

CAPT Ron Evans, USN (Ret.)

NNOA Transition Assistance Chair, leadership and development programs, diversity & inclusion, mentoring, aviation


Dr. Mary E. McAdams, CAPT, USN (Ret.)

NNOA career advice, Just-In-Time counseling and mentoring resources. Career Development Chair


Thomas (Tom) L. Peeples, Jr., PMP

Sr. Technical Project Manager
Global Off Highway Product Development – Aviation


CDR Hulen Davis, CEC, USN (Ret)

Project & Program Management, Leadership, Electrical Engineer



Pat L. Williams, PhD, PHR Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Professional in Human Resources (PHR) with a Certificate of Mastery in Diversity & Inclusion (D&I)


Captain (Retired) Will Triplett

Independent consultant in the pharmaceutical industry -compliance and project management


CAPT Anthony P. Barnes, USN (Ret)

barnes Director of Diversity & Chief Diversity Officer


LT Tremayne R. Williams , USN (Ret.)

tremayne williams BS Psychology, Diversity and Inclusion, HR Senior Recruiter, Military Transition Consultant 


Michael Stuart

Michael Stuart Microsoft Success Account Manager (CSAM).  Leadership, training and scheduling.



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