• Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington (left) and Col. Sandra R. Clark, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington, Inspector General (right) watch Linda Bynum-Knight proudly display and letter and coin presented by Col. Clark from Gen. George W. Casey, chief of staff of the Army. Ms. Bynum-Knight also received a coin and letter from Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli, vice chief of staff of the Army.

    Retirement Ceremony

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington (left) and Col. Sandra R. Clark, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military...

  • Col. (ret) Wendell Warner, former Inspector General at The U.S. Army Military District of Washington poses with Linda Bynum-Knight. Col. Warner convinced Ms. Knight to become an inspector general assistant.

    Retirement Ceremony

    Col. (ret) Wendell Warner, former Inspector General at The U.S. Army Military District of Washington poses with Linda Bynum-Knight. Col. Warner convinced Ms. Knight to become an inspector general assistant.

  • The Knight Family pose for a photo after the retirement ceremony. From left to right Darryn (son), Brandi (granddaughter), Charlie (husband), Linda Bynum Knight, Darlene (daughter) and Dana (daughter).

    Retirement Ceremony

    The Knight Family pose for a photo after the retirement ceremony. From left to right Darryn (son), Brandi (granddaughter), Charlie (husband), Linda Bynum Knight, Darlene (daughter) and Dana (daughter).

  • Linda Bynum-Knight speaks to the audience at her retirement ceremony.

    Retirement Ceremony

    Linda Bynum-Knight speaks to the audience at her retirement ceremony.

  • Seated from left to right, members of Linda Bynum-Knight's family Dana (daughter), Brandi (granddaughter), Darlene (daughter), Darryn (son) and Charlie (husband) and standing, members of the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington and guests.

    Retirement Ceremony

    Seated from left to right, members of Linda Bynum-Knight's family Dana (daughter), Brandi (granddaughter), Darlene (daughter), Darryn (son) and Charlie (husband) and standing, members of the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and The...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Adolph George presents Linda Bynum-Knight with a letter and coin from Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostic, GI of the Army. Ms. Bynum-Knight also received a letter and coin from Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston.

    Retirement Ceremony

    Command Sgt. Maj. Adolph George presents Linda Bynum-Knight with a letter and coin from Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostic, GI of the Army. Ms. Bynum-Knight also received a letter and coin from Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston.

  • Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington presents Linda Bynum-Knight with her retirement pin.

    Retirement Ceremony

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington presents Linda Bynum-Knight with her retirement pin.

  • Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington presents Linda Bynum-Knight with a Superior Civilian Service Award for 36 years of service.

    Retirement Ceremony

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington presents Linda Bynum-Knight with a Superior Civilian Service Award for 36 years of service.

  • Linda Bynum-Knight (left) and Capt. Marvin E. Morris, protocol officer (far right), listen as Egon Hawrylak, Deputy Commander speaks to the audience about Ms. Knight's distinguished civil service career.

    Retirement Ceremony

    Linda Bynum-Knight (left) and Capt. Marvin E. Morris, protocol officer (far right), listen as Egon Hawrylak, Deputy Commander speaks to the audience about Ms. Knight's distinguished civil service career.

  • Col. Carlen Chestang, chief of staff, Ab Koehler, acting J1, Capt. Marvin E. Morris, protocol officer and other staff members greet Linda Bynum-Knight and her family after the retirement ceremony.

    Retirement Ceremony

    Col. Carlen Chestang, chief of staff, Ab Koehler, acting J1, Capt. Marvin E. Morris, protocol officer and other staff members greet Linda Bynum-Knight and her family after the retirement ceremony.

Linda Bynum-Knight retired as an assistant Inspector General after 36 years of federal service on March 31, 2010 in a ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general and Egon Hawrylak, deputy commander of Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington. Ms. Bynum-Knight was joined by her family Charlie (husband), Darryn (son), Darlene (daughter), Dana (daughter) and Brandi (granddaughter).

Mrs. Bynum Knight a native of Tidewater, Virginia attended business school in Washington, DC. She entered federal service as a Clerk Stenographer with the United States Army Communication Command. After working with the command for five years she moved to the Chaplain's office at Ft. McNair for the next three years of her Department of Defense service. She was promoted to the position of Post Headquarters Secretary and served in that position for 18 years.

In 1997 Ms. Bynum-Knight began to work in the Inspector General's office. In 2002, Col. (ret) Wendell Warner, who was the Inspector General, convinced her to become a part of the inspector general team. As an assistant Inspector General, Mrs. Bynum-Knight stated she has enjoyed helping other. She helped Soldiers and civilians who felt they had no place to turn and showing them the Inspector General's office could help them solve problems.

According to Col. Sandra Clark, Inspector General at Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington, "Mrs. Bynum-Knight is quiet and unassuming but she was always ready to get the job done. She is an attention to detail employee who made a difference and will be missed."

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