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MCSC Albany employee receives 40-year pin

By Jim Katzaman, Corporate Communications, Marine Corps Systems Comman | | October 22, 2012


ALBANY, Ga.   — James Harvey, an employee with Marine Corps Systems Command’s (MCSC) detachment in Albany, Ga., has received his 40-Year Federal Service pin. He coordinates MCSC’s Defense Property Accountability System equipment updates.

Since 2010 he has served as the focal point for military equipment valuation on behalf of the Assistant Commander for Acquisition Logistics and Product Support (ALPS) Business Management Office. He has been an employee within MCSC and its predecessor organizations for 30 years.

The MCSC plankowner served on active duty in the Army from 1971 to 1982 and also studied oral communication and general psychology at Kansas State University. He received an Associate Degree from the University of Phoenix in 2005.

After separating from the Army, Harvey entered Civil Service in 1983 as a Senior Optical Instrument Technician in the Repair Division. There, he performed detailed technical inspections and removed and rebuilt sighting devices for tanks and towed artillery.

In the years since then, he has been a Crew Served Weapons Equipment Specialist, Light Armored Vehicle Equipment Specialist, Artillery Equipment Specialist for Ordnance and Artillery, Lead Artillery Equipment Specialist and M777A2 Howitzer Lead Equipment Specialist.