Our employee spotlight shines a light on one employee at a time. We value diversity and inclusion and welcome diverse thinking. It takes a village — through collaboration, living safely and driving innovation we realize our goals and help our clients achieve mission success. Our mantra is people first, mission always. In September and October, we’ll focus on Hispanic Heritage Month. Our final Q&A of 2022 is with Salvador Rosario, Resource Manager & Audit Lead, Critical Missions Diplomacy & International Development.
How did you come to join Amentum?
I joined through Amentum’s purchase of PAE.
What is your professional and personal background?
- Earned a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Maryland.
- Earned a Master’s in International Affairs from George Washington University.
- Taught for the U.S. Chess Center.
- Started work with PAE in 2005.
- Successful in stock market.
Describe the work you do and how you think it makes a positive impact.
I work in records management, ensuring the company is well prepared for audits and any type of document requests.
What are some of your accomplishments and/or what has been your proudest career moment?
- Provided support for the Askanita attack prosecution at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
- Successfully processed employment documents for Afghan local nationals at Kabul airport.
- Provided tax documentation to Sudanese government, in a challenging situation, allowing the family of a deceased employee to access the needed survivor benefits.
What do you enjoy about working for Amentum?
I have enjoyed travelling to interesting locations, such as Sudan, Afghanistan, and Dubai.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about economics and finance, human rights, and chess. I am a four-time D.C. Champion and one-time D.C. Senior Champion.
What’s your career advice?
Keep your skills current. Use the investing tools provided by the company. And, take care of yourself – in the words of the artist Prince, “In this life, you’re on your own.”
What does safety mean to you or do you have a favorite safety tip?
Maintain your vaccinations for travel and general health.
What’s the best invention in the world and why?
The Internet – how great is instant communication across the world? I can order from anywhere on earth.
Anything else you would like to share from a personal or professional perspective?
Come up with an investment style that matches your personality. Rather than take advice from others, it is better to do it for yourself and make your own way forward.
What does Hispanic Heritage Month mean to you?
I enjoy original, unedited, and authentic Hispanic history and culture with no distortion, make-believe, or bias.