Career Experiences from Ed Decker

March 25, 2016

The Pentagon, 2008 Photo by: David B Gleason, Chicago, IL

The Pentagon, 2008                                        Photo by: David B Gleason, Chicago, IL

I started September 4, 1984 for the Baltimore Branch Office (052).  Back then it was Controls Group or SSD (Systems and Services Division). I was hired as a Controls Technician for the BAS Dept. and later moved into Engineering as a Systems Application Engineer.

In 1997 when JCI won the Pentagon Renovation Project award, I moved to the Washington DC Branch Office for the project as Project Engineering Manager.  Later, our project separated and we became the Pentagon Branch Office (292).

In 2007 our Pentagon Branch was transferred from JCI SSA (Systems and Services Americas) to JCFS (Johnson Controls Federal Systems) Division where I was a Project Manager, Projects Team Leader, then NE/Mid-Atlantic Operations Manager, which was my position when I retired 4/1/2015.

The Pentagon Memorial, September 2008 U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brien Aho

The Pentagon Memorial, September 2008      U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brien Aho

I was onsite during the 9/11 attack and part of the Phoenix Project rebuilding afterwards. Our Pentagon Team role onsite became more maintenance and upgrade focused after the formal renovation completed in 2011, and remains onsite in support of the Pentagon Building Management Office.

In addition to this site, I had responsibility for our large site team at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, Maryland.


Editor’s Note: Thanks for passing along your experiences Ed — enjoy your retirement. You all did fantastic work at the Pentagon in very trying times. I remember how proud I was of your efforts.

This story of Ed’s experiences was originally reported in the WSJ Society Newsletter 1Q, 2016 issue.