Norfolk Native and NAVFAC Atlantic Plankowner Retires After 39 Years of Exemplary Government Service

December 21, 2020
kat simons

Norfolk Native Donna McClain, a program analyst for Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Atlantic (NAVFAC Atlantic), retires after 39 years of exemplary government service. A graduate of Norview High School and Norfolk State College, McClain is the last of the original group of “plankowner” employees to work for NAVFAC Atlantic’s Environmental Division (EV).

McClain officially started here federal career in March 1983 as a clerk typist in the Design Division of NAVFAC’s Plans and Specifications Branch of Atlantic Division (LANTDIV), which would later become NAVFAC Atlantic. Her time with NAVFAC actually started much earlier, serving two years of temporary service as a summer aide clerk typist in the 1970s with the LANTDIV Project Management Division. She worked as a clerk typist from 1983-1986 before being promoted to a work control assistant in the LANTDIV Utilities Division, which would become NAVFAC Atlantic’s Environmental Quality Division.