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NEWS | Oct. 18, 2019

Disability Awareness Month – Allison Roberts

By Susan H. Lawson NSWC PCD

Allison Roberts, computer scientist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD), is an above the knee amputee.


“My leg had to be amputated in 2013 due to complications from the bone cancer I had 25 years prior,” said Roberts.


Roberts began at NSWC PCD in January 2000. She has a bachelor of science in Computer Science from the University of West Florida with a minor in Mathematics. 


Roberts has held several roles at NSWC PCD over the last 20 years including working as a tester on the Electro-Optic Identification System, the Carriage, Stream, Tow and Recovery System, lead tester on Post Mission Analysis (PMA) for the AN/AQS-20, lead tester on Organic PMA for the AN/AQS-20, Airborne Laser Mine Detection System, Airborne Mine Neutralization System, and Remote Minehunting System. Most recently, Roberts was the site production lead for the People’s Integrated Essential Resource (PIER) project.


“I feel blessed to work here at NSWC PCD,” said Roberts. “I’ve been on teams made up of great people.”