More Than 500 Years of Federal Service

Milestones: Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Sixteen staff from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) retired between August 2012 and January 2013.  The group includes program and division directors, research fishery biologists, IT specialists, a zoologist, and a program analyst, who together have contributed to the NOAA mission, and the Center’s mission particularly, for more than 500 years.  Their individual contributions have made, in part, the Center what it is today – one of the most productive and most respected marine research institutions in the world.  Each has worked for the federal government for at least 20 years – and one for 52!  Those years in public service reflect well on the Center workplace and are a testimony to the dedication of our staff.