Continuing a family history of military service, Curtis Imming joined the Marine Corps in October 2002; 9/11 persuaded him that it was something he needed to do to help defend America's freedom. After completing three tours of duty in Iraq, Marine Sgt. Imming experienced hearing loss in his left ear and lower back pains. He completed his service with the Marines in July 2007. Seeking assistance upon his return home, he turned to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), which is like a brother to servicemen and women.
Raytheon partners with WWP to provide support, mentorship, career guidance and opportunities to our nation's heroes.
"Wounded Warrior Project fights for you," said Imming, who is a Raytheon industrial security specialist in Tucson, Ariz. "They're phenomenal, and they're able to put their focus on you and give you personalized attention."
Imming received WWP's personalized support when the Jacksonville, Fla.-based organization jumped right in to assist with his Veterans Affairs paperwork from across the country. Following his service, Imming earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He has been working with Raytheon since October 2008, starting as a security guard in Tucson.
"Wounded Warrior Project fights for you. They're phenomenal, and they're able to put their focus on you and give you personalized attention." –Curtis Imming
Since its founding in 2003, Wounded Warrior Project has served nearly 24,000 wounded service members like Curtis, raising awareness and enlisting the public's aid, helping injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and providing unique, direct programs and services. With a holistic set of programs, WWP focuses on the mind and body, as well as economic empowerment and engagement, to assist warriors and their families throughout the path to recovery.
Raytheon firmly believes that, as Americans, we have a responsibility to give back to our nation's servicemen and women. Raytheon partners with WWP to provide support, mentorship, career guidance and opportunities to our nation's heroes — empowering those who have sacrificed so deeply for our country.
Visit woundedwarriorproject.org to learn more about and to support the mission of Wounded Warrior Project.