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NEWS | March 1, 2024

NSWC Crane employee believes that learning from experiences creates opportunities for growth

By Emily Gray, NSWC Crane Corporate Communications

Julinda Adams, NSWC CraneJulinda Adams, a Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) employee, continues the family legacy through decades-long career on base.

Adams started her career at NSWC Crane in 1989, working in the Supply Department. Over the years, she has worked in a variety of other departments throughout command. In 2015, she began her career in the Security Division where she is currently the Privacy Program Coordinator.

“The Security Division adds great value to command and to the Navy. Security’s role is to ensure that information, operations, communication, facilities, equipment, and people are protected from natural and man-made threats. My role is about protecting people from the compromise of their personal identifiable information (PII),” said Adams.

The parents of Julinda Adams photographed when they were younger.Like many people in the surrounding area, Adams has a familial connection to NSWC Crane. Her mom began working at the base when it first opened, her dad and two sisters would eventually go on to retire from NSWC Crane, and her son currently works for command. Adams finds inspiration from those who first worked for NSWC Crane, then known as the Naval Ammunition Depot - particularly the women who stepped up during World War II.

“My mom worked here early in the base’s history. Men were going off to war and women stepped up to fill the gap. It was quite a while later, but women were able to get into leadership roles in significant numbers and move up to the highest levels. I believe those early female workers laid a foundation,” said Adams.

Even though Adams is from the region, she still finds NSWC Crane unique.

“I think NSWC Crane is a unique place for several reasons, one being that people come from all over the area, the country, and even the world to work here. The opportunities for advancement and various career opportunities are also unmatched,” said Adams.

Adams believes that being open to new opportunities and learning from previous experiences can be beneficial when working towards a goal.

“My advice to people starting out is to be open to new things, care about your job but don’t take it too personally, and try to learn as much as you can. I feel like everything I have learned in previous jobs ended up helping in the jobs that came after,” said Adams.

Outside of work, Adams enjoys spending time with her friends and family outdoors, reading a good book, or checking out the latest in television and movies.

About NSWC Crane | NSWC Crane is a naval laboratory and a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) with mission areas in Expeditionary Warfare, Strategic Missions and Electromagnetic Warfare. The warfare center is responsible for multi-domain, multi- spectral, full life cycle support of technologies and systems enhancing capability to today's Warfighter.

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