Lloyd celebrates 40 years

Lloyd celebrates 40 yearsJames Lloyd (center) with his wife Teresa and Rear Adm. Scott Dillon. — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert

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By STACIE LAWRENCE, NAWCWD Public Affairs

There was no shortage of smiles as James Lloyd celebrated 40 years of federal service among a room full of family members and colleagues during a recent ceremony at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake.

“It’s a testament to your length of service and your contributions to this organization that you have such a large gathering of family here to celebrate today,” said Rear Adm. Scott Dillon, NAWCWD commander, who presented Lloyd’s award.

Following an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force, Lloyd began a career at China Lake as an electronics technician in the Metrology Branch. As a technician, he went on to support the High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile Program Office and the Radio Frequency Targets Branch. Lloyd served as a range test management specialist before transitioning into his current role as a security specialist.

“I have come to appreciate more than ever before that people matter more than anything,” Dillon said. “The people who comprise a team, the expertise that people like James bring to the table over the span of a 40-year career are really what make the difference. I can’t thank you enough for the work you’ve done as a member of this organization.”

“All the jobs on I’ve had on base have just been awesome,” Lloyd said. “I’ve had a lot of support from my family. It helps to have a good family, it really does. Thank you all.”

Story First Published: 2018-05-25