As some say, 1969 was a very good year. The New York Jets of the American Football League won Super Bowl III, man first landed on the moon, Jimi Hendrix rocked Woodstock and Deborah Forbes joined the federal workforce.

Beginning her career as a clerk-stenographer with the Tank-automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, Mi., Forbes never imagined that 41 years later she'd retire as the Army Contracting Command-Warren Process Management Division chief.

Forbes' career exemplifies her unwavering commitment of the civilian workforce within the Department of Army and demonstrates the abundant opportunities for professional development and achievement within the Army Contracting Command.

"She was responsible for managing procurement policy and processes, electronic contracting processes and systems, and the core functions of pricing and production support to ACC-WRN contracting mission," said ACC-WRN executive director, Harry Hallock. "She will be remembered as a driving force in crafting and executing our organizational vision. She designed and implemented processes for the management of the center that significantly contributed to the success of the organization today. Her passionate support of workforce development and active involvement in mentoring will be reflected in the future leaders of the organization."