NARFE - Chapter 1137
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Meet Your Chapter 1137 Officers

Shirley Honey

I was born and raised in American Fork, Utah and started my civil service career at the Tooele Army Depot, Tooele, Utah as a GS-3 Clerk Typist. We soon moved to Tooele and I met and married my first husband. He joined the Navy and I moved with him to Great Lakes, IL where he was attending Radar School. I got a job at the Naval Electronics Supply Office. From there we moved to Long Beach, CA and I worked for the Naval Supply Center at Long Beach. After he served his time in the Navy, we moved back to Tooele, UT and there was a hiring freeze for government jobs. I went to work for LTV Memcor Montek in Salt Lake City, UT until the hiring freeze was lifted one year later. I went back to work at the Tooele Army Depot for the Security Department. After my divorce, I moved back to California and worked at the Naval Air Station in Los Alamitos, CA. During my career in California, I also worked for Defense Contract Administration Services, Defense Contract Audit Agency and then finished my career at the Resident Office at Rockwell International in Anaheim, CA for the Strategic Systems Program Office. I am grateful that the government hired me and that I was able to retire with full benefits. I joined NARFE to protect those benefits that I worked 34 years to obtain. I have been a NARFE secretary, NARFE-PAC Chair, First Vice President and now President of Chapter 1137.  

John Ledman

Government Work History - In 1950 I was hired as a GS-2 Punch Card Accounting Machine (PCAM) Operator by an agency in Arlington, VA. I joined the Air Force in 1952 and was Honorably discharged in 1955 following four years service. I returned to my civilian position and began training to operate the IBM 7 Series large scale computers. I continued to operate computers until that agency moved out of state in 1957. I transferred to the Department of the Air Force at the Pentagon in 1957. Continued as operator and shift supervisor and became Chief of Production Control in the same office. That function scheduled and controlled the work flow to the computers. I was a GS-12 at that point. In 1964 I transferred to Patrick AFB as a GS-9 to supervise the operation of the Univac 1050 computer in Base Supply. In 1966, I transferred back to the AF in the Pentagon as a Computer Programmer GS-9. I was promoted fairly rapidly back to a GS-12. In 1968, I transferred to another directorate where we did programming and systems design for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. After being there for a few years I was promoted to GS-13. In 1984 it was necessary for me to become a team leader/supervisor in order to hold my grade so I became a GM-13. I retired at the top of that grade in 1987 with 37 years service and 14 months of sick leave for a total of 38 years. 

NARFE History – I moved to Rockledge, FL in 1988. My mother who lived with me required increasing care until her death in 2000. She had been a NARFE member for many years. Earlier in 2000, I read in the NARFE Magazine that they were going to raise the Life Membership dues. I joined as Life Member before the raise became effective.   I started attending Chapter 1137 meetings late in 2000. In 2001, I volunteered to work in the NARFE Service Center at Patrick AFB. Shortly after that the Chapter 1137 President, Edna Shannon, appointed me Chapter 1137 Service Officer. The Patrick AFB Service Center closed in 2005 as security became so restrictive that people stopped coming into the Service Center. I continued as Chapter 1137 Service Officer and in 2007 was appointed Service Officer for the Florida Federation. I continue to serve in those positions and also now share the chapter secretary position with another member.