Two retire in installation’s February ceremony

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Timothy D. Ferguson receives an award from The deputy commanding officer of the 20th CBRNE Command, Col. Marty L. Muchow, during his retirement ceremony Feb. 23.| U.S. Army photo

APG honors Soldier and civilian with combined 65 years of service

APG honored a Soldier and civilian with a combined 65 years of service during the Installation Retirement Ceremony held at the Ball Conference Center, Feb. 23.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Timothy D. Ferguson, of the 20th CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives) Command, retired after a 23-year career, and Shirley M. Presbury-Sharpe, a equipment specialist assigned to the Logistics Readiness Center, Transportation Division retired with 42 years of service to the nation.

The deputy commanding officer of the 20th CBRNE Command, hosted the ceremony and presented awards.

The ceremony included music from the U.S. Army Field Band Brass Quartet, from Fort Meade, Maryland.

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Timothy D. Ferguson

A native of Mashalltown, Iowa, Ferguson entered the Army at Fort Meade, in 1994. His past assignments include Fort Knox, Kentucky; Giebelstadt, Germany; the Pentagon; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Fort Belvoir, Virginia; and Camp Carroll, Korea.

Ferguson holds a certificate from the Primary Leadership Development Course as well as various leadership training certificates.

His past awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service, Joint Service Commendation, Army Commendation, Army Achievement, National Defense Service, as well as the Iraq Campaign medal.

Ferguson ends his career as a 20th CBRNE Command information services technician. He retired Feb. 1, with 23 years of service.

Ferguson was awarded the Army Meritorious Service Medal signed by APG Senior Commander Maj. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford; the Presidential Certificate of Appreciation signed by President Barack Obama; the DA certificate of Retirement signed by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley; the Bronze Order of Mercury; and a U.S. flag and retirement pin.

Shirley M. Presbury-Sharpe is honored at her retirement ceremony, Feb. 23 at the Ball Conference Center on APG. | Courtesy photo

Shirley M. Presbury-Sharpe

Sharpe began her career at APG as a summer aide for two years before becoming a a permanent employee at the APG Civilian Personnel Division in March 1974.

She performed numerous duties as a clerk typist until she was reassigned to the Logistic Directorate, Property Accounting Branch in the Office of the Chief. She then served in the Logistics Directorate, Commodity Management Section in October 1976.

By Lauren Finnegan, APG News