DVIDS – Information – NUWC Keyport worker, Houston native, retires after 36 years of federal service
NUWC Division Keyport, now the former head of the Infrastructure Division, resigned from federal service on June 30 after 36 years.
Glenda Wilson made her US Navy debut in the Western Division of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s advanced training program in San Bruno, California, after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University in 1984.
“I’ve enjoyed my career planning and maintaining the Navy’s infrastructure for nearly 36 years,” said Wilson, a Houston native. “There was always something new to solve and plan. It never got stale. But what I miss most are the people I’ve worked with. Hope to see you in town and keep in touch. I wish everyone continued success. “
Wilson trained as a young engineer in public works construction management and after graduating she accepted a position as head of labor management in the public works division at Lemoore Naval Air Station. She rose in the ranks of the public works department and eventually became an installation planner.
During her 14 years at Lemoore, she said one of her most notable accomplishments was her role on the management team that produced a successful bid during the A-76 study when most public works departments lost competition to contractors.
Wilson joined the Keyport team in 2002 as an activity planner in the facilities division and was instrumental in developing the division’s facilities strategic investment plan.
Their decades of accomplishments have produced notable lists of data for Keyport, including management room assignments, real estate ownership, the Military Construction – better known as the MILCON program, special project proposals, and updated authoritative data from iNFAD. She also interacted with experts at all leadership levels, regions and contractors to reach consensus and communicate goals to meet mission requirements.
Wilson was promoted to head of the Facility Branch in 2015, where she oversaw the restoration and modernization of the command’s infrastructure. She excelled in facility management and oversight, energy and utility management, transportation and material handling equipment service cost centers, and basic operations services there.
In August 2018, she was promoted to Head of Infrastructure, where she added oversight of the safety and environmental areas to her duties. Wilson managed to expand her department’s capabilities to meet mission requirements by leveraging the Section 233 Contracting Authority through partnerships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Defense Logistics Agency, and local contractors.
“You can ask around and young engineers can see how Glenda paved the way for the future,” said Angela Hocutt, director of corporate operations at NUWC’s Keyport division and former Wilson manager. “P-386 is Keyport’s first MILCON in 17 years, and Glenda led that effort. Her legacy changed the landscape of Keyport forever. “
Wilson is married with three grown children, all of whom live in Washington State. She said she looked forward to gardening, reading, rooting for the Seattle Seahawks, and spending more time with her friends and family.
About Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Keyport:
NUWC Keyport provides advanced technical capabilities for testing and evaluation, in-service engineering, maintenance and basic industrial support, fleet material readiness and obsolescence management for underwater warfare to expand America’s underwater dominance.
|Release Date:||08/07/2021 9:17 PM|
|Place:||KEYPORT, WA, USA|
|Hometown:||HAWTHORNE, NV, USA|
|Hometown:||HOUSTON, TX, USA|
|Hometown:||JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HI, USA|
|Hometown:||KEYPORT, WA, USA|
|Hometown:||MECHANICSBURG, PA, USA|
|Hometown:||MILLINGTON, TN, USA|
|Hometown:||NEWPORT, RI, USA|
|Hometown:||SAN DIEGO, CA, USA|
|Hometown:||WASHINGTON NAVY YARD, DC, USA|
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