LaFromboise, Allums hit milestones

LaFromboise, Allums hit milestonesPictured: C.K. Allums (right) is honored for her 30 years of service. — U.S. Navy photo by Ron Rodriguez



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C.K. Allums and Timothy LaFromboise were recognized for 30 and 35 years of service, respectively, by Joan Johnson, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division executive director, during a recent ceremony at China Lake.

“Today, we take an opportunity to recognize, acknowledge and celebrate outstanding service to our nation and to our Navy,” Johnson said. “I love having this opportunity — it’s really humbling for me.”

Allums, an information security system manager, began her federal career in procurement and contracting working in various areas such as Fallon, Nev., and Roosevelt Roads Naval Station in Puerto Rico. She made her way into information technology while working at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in San Diego.

Allums went on to support the Maritime Surveillance Systems Program Office, and she has received numerous honors including a Naval Sea Systems Command Excellence Award.

LaFromboise, head of the Operational Analysis and Evaluation Test Branch, started out working in metrology engineering in the Engineering Department at China Lake. He supported the AV-8B Weapon System Support Activity prior to joining the Air-to-Air Weapons Branch.

LaFromboise worked in the Weapons Instrumentation Division on telemetry systems before moving into the Warfare Analysis Department, where he provides support to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 9, Marine Operational Test and Evalu-ation Squadron 22 and the Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team at Edwards Air Force Base.

“There are few places you can work where you have that close connection between the civilian workforce and the warfighter, the folks who are actually taking the things we are developing and using them out in the fleet,” Johnson said.

“I believe one thing that keeps folks motivated to work here for decades is being able to see that the work they are doing ties in directly with the mission and mission accomplishment.”

Story First Published: 2018-03-16