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Civilian-Marine, Margaret Henry, management and program analyst, Supply Chain Management Center, Marine Corps Logistics Command, recently retires after devoting 31 years, three months of federal service.

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Thirty-one year journey ends in retirement

4 Sep 2014 | Verda L. Parker The Official United States Marine Corps Public Website

In a retirement ceremony held in her honor, Margaret Henry, a management and program analyst with the Supply Chain Management Center, Marine Corps Logistics Command, closed one chapter of her life to pursue another. Family, friends and colleagues gathered at Blackbeard’s Restaurant in Albany, Georgia, recently, to pay tribute to the civilian-Marine, who has dedicated more than three decades of her life in service to her country.

Henry was characterized by her impact she has had on people at her job, in her church and the community.

“Ms. Margaret always puts God first, then family and country,” said Diane W. Horne, a secretary at Logistics Capabilities Center, LOGCOM. “That’s the kind of person she was to everyone she encountered. She always started the day off with prayer and was always there to pray with and give encouragement to others. As such, she conducts a weekly ministry for women at the local jail and helps others in the community, as well as working within her church.

“Ms. Margaret was a dedicated worker and loved her work and our Marines,” said Horne. “She was a blessing to work with and a great friend. I am blessed that she is still a part of my life; I miss her being at work every day.”

Many who have known and worked with Henry over the years echoed the same sentiment regarding her work ethics, her temperament and how she encouraged those around her.
“During the time I have worked with Margaret, she has been an inspiration not only to me, but also our entire center,” said Carmen Jones, a management and program analyst at the LCC, Logistics Integration Division, LOGCOM. “She was always encouraging others — even at times when she probably needed encouraging herself. She was always positive, always uplifting and always kind. That was Margaret.

“She was a pleasure to work with because of her positive attitude,” said Jones. “You could always count on her to lift you up in prayer when she knew you were dealing with difficult circumstances. I can’t think of a better co-worker to have than one such as Margaret. She will truly be missed.”