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Hometown: Roosevelt, NY

Length of federal service: 36 years, 9 months

Job title: Security Specialist

Job duties: “I manage the Personnel Security Program for the garrison, which consists of submitting background investigations on military and civilian employees for security clearances; fingerprinting; access and verification requests.”

What do you love the most about your job? “The satisfaction of assisting individuals obtain their security clearance.”

What is the proudest accomplishment of your 36-year career? “Serving over 18 years in the security career field.”

What do you expect from your leaders? “Respect and integrity. Be an example for people to follow.”

Where would you most like to live? “I love Virginia. So here.”

When and where were you happiest? “Orlando. I have a great time taking my grandchildren to Disney World.”

Pet peeves: “People not listening and following instructions.”

Which historical figure do you most identify with? “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

What is your marked characteristic? “Assisting and passing on security knowledge to individuals.”

What is your greatest fear? “Being misunderstood.”

What is your greatest extravagance? “My home. I spend most of my time and money on my house.”

Which talent would you most like to have? To would love to learn to paint portraits.

What’s your motto? “I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 KJV”

Who is your role model: “My mom. She raised me to be strong and to always persevere.”

What is it that you most dislike? “I don’t like people gossiping.”

What is something people would be surprised to know about you? “People are usually surprised to learn I served in the Army for 5 years as a Paralegal Specialist.”

Future aspirations? “To do some traveling and to concentrate on my hobbies.”