Barbara Simmons is Retiring

After 34 years in the aerospace industry, 31 of which were with Lockheed Martin, Barbara Simmons is retiring! Please add your well wishes so that she knows how much she has been appreciated and will be missed.

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by: Ed Chang

It's been a honor & pleasure working with you for the past few years. You brought common sense and calmness to this chaotic world. You will be sorely missed!!!

For you, the best is yet to come; so enjoy your retirement. :)

Ed Chang

Good Luck!
by: Roman


It was a pleasure working with you, enjoy your retirement. You will be missed!

Roman Law

Best Wishes
by: Hortensia

Barbara, It was a pleasure working with you on JAMES. I hope you have a long relaxing retirement!! Enjoy your family.
- Hortensia

Good Luck!
by: Sameer

It was pleasure knowing you! Keep in touch on Facebook :) Will look forward to see more traveling pictures!! Enjoy!!!

Good Luck!
by: Anonymous

It was pleasure knowing you! Keep in touch on Facebook :) Will look forward to see more traveling pictures!! Enjoy!!!

Congrats and Best Wishes
by: Nissy Jacob

Even though we have not met in person, it was a pleasure to work with you. Your attention to details and thorough reviews were very admirable.
I wish you the best in the next chapter of your life. You will definitely be missed here. Congrats and God Bless.

Enjoy your Retirement!
by: Laura McCloud

It was a pleasure working with you on JAMES. I hope you enjoy you retirement and spending time with your family.

by: Gineen

Barbara, best wishes on your retirement. Enjoy the opportunity to do wonderful things just for you! It was a privilege to have worked with you. Enjoy the freedom your achievements have earned. Wishing you the happiest of retirements.

many thanks and best of luck
by: Struan Robertson

Hello Barbara. Thank you for all your hard work on JAMES and the positive attitude you brought to everything we did. I appreciated your humour and I really admired your dedication and passion for the work. I hope you enjoy life to the full in retirement. Remember there are so many books out there to enjoy now that you have the time, even some written by British authors.

Thank you again


by: Barry Curtis

Hi Barbara,

Congratulations and I wish you a very long and happy retirement. Many thanks for all your efforts whilst working on JAMES. It was a pleasure working with you and really appreciate both your kindness and friendship in the short time I have known you.

Wishing you and your family all the best and hope you enjoy that extra time you can now spend together.

Barry x

Many Thanks
by: Shel Wolfenden

It's been a pleasure to work with you over the years and I wish you all the very best for the future, enjoy every second :o)
You will be sorely missed by all.
With Love
Shel Wolfenden (OBPHM - BAES)

Happy Retirement
by: Paul Normandin


It has been an honor working with such a professional! You have made a real difference in managing the ALIS requirements and you leave large shoes to fill. I wish you all the best in this next chapter of life and hope the sun shines on your retirement in the sunshine state.


by: Rodger Mills

Thanks for all the cooperative help you have given us BAES folks over the years, very much appreciated.

Wishing you well in your retirement and hope all good things come your way in the future.


A very happy retirement...
by: Dusty Miller

Thanks for all your help, your professional work dedication and efforts! Thanks for the fun and laughter you'd bring to the work place but most of all thank you for your friendship.
Have yourself a merry little (retirement) Christmas, enjoy living to the fullest, I know you will!!??

Stay Active
by: Chris Soihl

It has been a pleasure working with you. Stay active in retirement. Have a blast in the second half of the game.

Chris Soihl

The best days are ahead
by: Curt Speed


Enjoy your retirement to the fullest. You certainly have earned it. It was a real pleasure working from you and learning from you. You are the best in the business and will be missed. Thank you for letting us get to know you and to share expertise. God Bless

Thank you and Best Wishes!!
by: Charmaine Ellis


A huge thank you for supporting the requirement mgmt. effort for ALIS. It has been a great pleasure to work with you. Thank you for going the extra mile to support the aggressive timelines and assessments. You will be missed!

I know you will enjoy your free time and probably will not miss us much, but I for one will be missing you!! Congratulations!


Happy Trails
by: Jon Clauss


It has been a joy working with you, enjoy your retirement.

by: Robert Hunter

I'm so happy for you to enter retirement on your terms and still have plenty of energy left to accomplish some of your unfinished life-long dreams! Thank you for all your help and support developing, completing, approving, and researching the F-35 Requirements. I have enjoyed getting to know you and wish you only the best as you sail off into the sunset. Well done!
Robert Hunter

Bon Voyage
by: Chris Dodich


We had a lot of fun working JAMES together. WeE laughed, we cried, and we went a little insane.

I miss those days and I certainly will miss you.

Happy trails on your newest journey.


I wish you Peace, Joy and God's blessings
by: Christiana Faminu

it was a pleasure working with you. You are nice, smart, focus and a hard worker. Your story/journey of your career inspires me. I wish you all the best. I pray you enjoy your retirement with your family in good health, peace and joy. I am so happy for you.

You Will Be Missed
by: Matt Spears

I've rarely seen anyone so focused and engaged as Barbara in making sure that every detail is accounted for and work is done correctly. I've worked with Barbara on the JAMES program and on the F-35 program. She has an awful lot of gas and mileage left in her engine that no doubt will be redirected into some awesome future accomplishments. Barbara will be missed!


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