MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, Ga. --
Family, friends and co-workers gathered at the Base Chapel June 3 to see a civilian-Marine receive retire after 45 years of honorable federal service.
Harriet Woodyard, head, Planning and Execution, Principle End Item Division, Supply Management Center, Marine Corps Logistics Command, thanked those who came to her retirement ceremony as former co-workers recounted stories about her many years working for the federal government.
Michael A. Williamson, director, Supply Management Center, LOCOM, who spoke during Woodyard’s ceremony, said that she will be greatly missed.
“Her name is synonymous with excellence, and she will leave a giant hole in the Marine Corps. I’ll miss you both personally and professionally,” Williamson said.
Woodyard began her career with the federal government in 1965 while attending Crandall Business College in Macon, Ga.
Originally hired for a temporary position at Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, Ga., she ended up serving two years in the position.
From there, Woodyard worked her way up through federal service and eventually left the Air Force and began working for the Marine Corps here in 1985.
She served initially as an inventory management specialist and rose through the ranks under many different programs for LOGCOM.
At the end of her ceremony, Woodyard spoke to the large crowd gathered in her honor and thanked them for making her job and life better.
“I want everyone to know how much I have enjoyed working with each and every one of you,” she said. “Every job that I was ever given I took it very personal. I felt like it was very important that I did my very best. I wanted to be satisfied with myself, and I always wanted to help those airmen, sailors, Marines and soldiers. They have always been in the forefront of my mind.”