Four decade career comes to a close
By Carrie E. David (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
June 23, 2017 1 / 1 John H. Cummings III, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command public affairs specialist, receives his retirement pin from his wife, Barbara, during his retirement at the command's Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, headquarters June 21. Looking on is Thomas Webber, SMDC Technical Center director, who performed the ceremony. Cummings retires with 42 years of federal service. VIEW ORIGINAL
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama -- A federal employee with a 40-year career retired among friends and coworkers at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters.
John Cummings, public affairs specialist, retired June 21 after more than 42 years of federal service.
During the ceremony Cummings received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and American flag, a three star note, a certificate of achievement, and a certificate of retirement and pin. RELATED STORIES April 24, 2018 Making dreams come true: Kansas Army National Guard grants a wish April 24, 2018 Plan early, plan often for Army Reserve retirement April 24, 2018 Army arsenal becomes emergency response training base for NY's Capital District April 23, 2018 Financial calculators can help Fort Riley civilians plan adequate funds for retirement April 23, 2018 Fort Riley civilian retirement: buybacks, deposits, re-deposits, credit for service April 23, 2018 Thrift Savings Plan is a key component for Fort Riley civilian employees' retirement April 17, 2018 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month event at the Detroit Arsenal April 16, 2018 McCarthy finds readiness, modernization, reform at Rock Island Arsenal April 16, 2018 Mattis, Dunford detail attacks on Syrian chemical arsenal April 13, 2018 Army Under Secretary finds readiness, modernization, reform at Rock Island Arsenal April 12, 2018 Post helps chart course toward blended retirement April 12, 2018 Congressman Freylinghuysen's Youth Advisory Council visits Picatinny April 11, 2018 Still Serving: Despite harassment, harrowing ordeals workers show pride in long career trail April 9, 2018 Haitian earthquake survivor, aviator takes Army career to new heights April 7, 2018 Research Supporting a Lifetime of Brain Injury: Part 4 of 4 April 5, 2018 Fun run brightens Arsenal with awareness