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Military veteran and logistics whiz retires

Dewitt Hudson Padgett (aka “Bubba”) started his military career by becoming a charter member of the 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry, Georgia Army National Guard in Dublin in 1952. Bubba rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class and was the Platoon Sergeant of the Battalion Support Platoon. Bubba left the unit but later returned to become the platoon leader of the Battalion Medical Platoon. In the early 1980s Bubba and his platoon spent four weeks at Fort Belvoir, MD, going through extensive training to become qualified in all facets of medical emergency support. Bubba retired from the Army National Guard with 22 years of service.

In 1954, Bubba began his civil service career at Robins AFB, GA as a supply clerk. He worked his way up through the ranks becoming the Chief of the International Logistics Support Branch in 1971, which later became the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) branch. In this position, he helped develop procedures to support many foreign countries and during his 22 years in this position, he became known at Robins as “Mr. FMS.” Bubba retired as a civil services employee from Robins, AFB in early 1993 with 39 years of service.

Bubba went to work shortly after retiring as a contractor after being hired by Modern Technology Corp (MTC). His job with MTC at Robins was to provide logistics support in the F-15 FMS. His many years in the FMS office proved invaluable to the F-15 FMS office.

In 2001, Bubba was hired by S&K Technologies where he continued to provide excellent support to the F-15 FMS branch at Robins. Later, Bubba came to work in the S&K Aerospace office at the Warner Robins office providing the same high level of logistics support to S&K Aerospace.

On November 30, 2013, Bubba hung up his boots and finally went home to enjoy life as a retiree. He loves spending time with his family, especially the grand kids, Cole and Emma. S&K extends our warm thanks to Bubba for his long and distinguished service to our country and our company.

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