Captain Victor S. Salum

Capt Salum Capt Victor Salum is the Computer Network Operations Solutions, Foundational Services Program Manager at the National Security Agency (NSA), Fort Meade, Maryland. In this position he is responsible for the sustainment and development of automated testing systems, managing and executing a $30M budget and monitoring of program requirements. 

Capt Salum career began as an enlisted member in the United States Marine Corps working as an avionics countermeasure technician. He graduated in 2011 from California State University Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and 2019 with a master’s degree in Engineering and Technology Management from Oklahoma State University. He received his commission as a second lieutenant through Officer Training School (OTS), Maxwell AFB, AL in 2014. 

Following his commission, Capt Salum was assigned to the Space and Missile Systems Center where he served as an engineer specializing in the advancement of future space technologies. Following those duties he took on the role as a project lead for the Military Global Positioning System (GPS) User Equipment (MGUE) under the GPS Directorate. There he managed the development and testing of next-generation GPS user equipment. 

Capt Salum next transitioned to the 7th Intelligence Squadron supporting
the NSA as a capabilities development lead where he oversaw the
operation and sustainment of cyberspace systems. While holding these
duties, he was responsible for training, counseling, motivating, encouraging, and mentoring of Airmen. 

EDUCATION 

2011 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, California State University Long Beach, CA

2019 Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management, Oklahoma State University, OK 

ASSIGNMENTS 

  1. Mar 2014 - Apr 2016, Advanced Space Technology Engineer, Advanced Systems and Development Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center (AFSPC), Los Angeles AFB, CA 
  2. Apr 2016 - Mar 2018, Project Lead GPS User Equipment Division, Global Positioning Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center (AFSPC), Los Angeles AFB, CA 
  3. Mar 2018 - Nov 2019, Flight Commander/Capabilities Development Lead, 7th Intelligence Squadron with duty at the National Security Agency, Air Combat Command, Fort Meade, MD 
  4. Nov 2019 - Present, Foundational Services Program Manager, 7th Intelligence Squadron with duty at the National Security Agency, Air Combat Command, Fort Meade, MD 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS 

Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION 

Second Lieutenant         Mar 25, 2014
First Lieutenant              Mar 25, 2016
Captain                          Mar 25, 2018 

(Current as of July 2020)