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Our Commitment to Advancing Equity and Inclusion

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems endeavors to create an inclusive culture where diverse perspectives and experiences are valued and encouraged. We are committed to developing and promoting safe, productive spaces where individuals can leverage diversity of thought that yields a sense of belonging. Our commitment is rooted in our Ethos: Trust, Honesty, Transparency, & Alignment shared with pride in our diverse perspectives and experiences. We will cultivate an organization that is inclusive, reflective of our shared values, celebrates our diversity, and allows all of us to come together as ONE OTS.

Our Ethos Reflect Our Culture

The ethos of our organization is reflected in our culture, our business model, and our daily interactions. These values serve as a constant reminder of who we are and what we do. Our values guide the way in which we conduct our business, govern how we interact with each other, our customers, partners, and suppliers, and determine how we engage with our communities on a daily basis. 

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Opportunity- Provide our employees with all the resources they need to develop, grow, and succeed.


Nurture- Foster a culture that encourages our employees to flourish and bring their whole selves to the workplace every day.


Empower- Integrate our resources with our environment to grow a skilled and confident team.

Community Engagement and Partnerships

We believe businesses have a responsibility to positively impact the communities in which they operate. Across all of our locations, we partner with community organizations that are relevant to our employees, align with the values of our customers, promote inclusion, and reflect the values of our company.

The ability to give back to the local community is also a great way to meet and network with other employees. By participating, we are able to build teamwork, develop leadership skills, and strengthen the communities we live in.

GD-OTS Ships 100 Care Packages to Deployed Troops

This fall, GD-OTS partnered with Operation Military Matters to host a supply drive to collect various items in support of the warfighter. The collection drive culminated in a packing party event, where employees volunteered to help organize donations, food, and well wishes into care packages to ship to deployed troops overseas. 

GD-OTS Takes Thyme for Mental Health Awareness

GD-OTS participated in Mental Health Awareness Month by sharing information and resources, hosted events, and highlighted the services and support available through our Employee Assistance Program. One notable activity was a gardening event, which encouraged employees to take time away from their desks, be active, and connect with colleagues.

GD-OTS Attends Society of Hispanic Engineers Conference

The GD-OTS Human Resources team participated in the 2023 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.

This conference brings together over 9,000 engineering, science, and mathematics professionals for an opportunity to network and attend educational sessions to grow their career.

GD-OTS San Diego Hosts Beach Clean-Up Event

GD-OTS San Diego hosted a volunteer beach clean-up event at Dunes Park – Imperial Beach. The team successfully filled an impressive 102 pounds of trash, plus 10 pounds of recyclable items. The most unusual item found was a piece of a boat!

GD-OTS Garland Helps Raise Funds for the Texas Special Olympics

The GD-OTS Garland team participated in a 10-week, Olympic-style event that sponsors the Texas Special Olympics. The event has raised funds that have now exceeded over three million dollars since 1998.

GD-OTS Honors Veterans Across the Organization

GD-OTS held Veteran’s Day celebrations across the organization to recognize the sacrifices that many of our employees and loved ones make in service of our great nation. Thank you to all who have served our country!

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STEM Initiatives

Having a contingent of qualified engineers requires robust educational resources that prepare technology students for the engineering workforce. That’s why a central theme of our community investment is to recognize the importance of engineering and technology education. A number of our employees across the country partner with local communities to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and inspire our next generation of innovators.

General Dynamics Vet returning home.


At General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems we are committed to serving those who served our nation. The veterans within our company make us stronger in the same way that they make our nation stronger. In addition to donating to a variety of veteran organizations, our employees actively engage in a multitude of fundraising events every year that support both veterans and active-duty military and their families.


Diversity of Thought Drives Success 

We are innovators, thinkers and doers, driven by ingenuity and mission. Our teams deliver solutions that make a difference and help build a better future. We believe that success happens when diverse people come together and inclusivity is a core part of the values we bring to our customers and in communities where we live and serve.

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    General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems is a global aerospace and defense company. We are a committed to providing the U.S. military and its allies with an extensive range of overarching products that provide a cutting-edge advantage to our war fighters. A General Dynamics Company.

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