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SMC Executive Director Retires After 34 Years

William Maikisch, a member of the Senior Executive Service and Executive Director of the Space and Missile Systems Center, retired from the base after 34 years of Federal service.  To mark his retirement, the base held a 5 K fun run and informal luncheon, Jan. 22.  The formal retirement ceremony and dinner were held on Jan. 24.  Pictured: Lt. Gen. Hamel and Mr. Maikisch reminisce during the retirement ceremony.  He served as the Executive Director since 1994 and spent most of his career at Los Angeles AFB. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

William Maikisch, a member of the Senior Executive Service and Executive Director of the Space and Missile Systems Center, retired from the base after 34 years of Federal service. To mark his retirement, the base held a 5 K fun run and informal luncheon, Jan. 22. The formal retirement ceremony and dinner were held on Jan. 24. Pictured: Lt. Gen. Hamel and Mr. Maikisch reminisce during the retirement ceremony. He served as the Executive Director since 1994 and spent most of his career at Los Angeles AFB. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

William Maikisch, a member of the Senior Executive Service and Executive Director of the Space and Missile Systems Center, retired from the base after 34 years of Federal service.  To mark his retirement, the base held a 5 K fun run and informal luncheon, Jan. 22.  The formal retirement ceremony and dinner were held on Jan. 24. Pictured: Maikisch, a high school and college track star, kept pace with 61st Air Base Wing Chaplain Maj. Warren Watties during the 5 K run. (Photo by Paul Testerman)

William Maikisch, a member of the Senior Executive Service and Executive Director of the Space and Missile Systems Center, retired from the base after 34 years of Federal service. To mark his retirement, the base held a 5 K fun run and informal luncheon, Jan. 22. The formal retirement ceremony and dinner were held on Jan. 24. Pictured: Maikisch, a high school and college track star, kept pace with 61st Air Base Wing Chaplain Maj. Warren Watties during the 5 K run. (Photo by Paul Testerman)

William Maikisch, a member of the Senior Executive Service and Executive Director of the Space and Missile Systems Center, retired from the base after 34 years of Federal service.  To mark his retirement, the base held a 5 K fun run and informal luncheon, Jan. 22.  The formal retirement ceremony and dinner were held on Jan. 24. Pictured: Maikisch received many going away gifts at the luncheon including a flack jacket from SMC/PK.  (Photo by Paul Testerman)

William Maikisch, a member of the Senior Executive Service and Executive Director of the Space and Missile Systems Center, retired from the base after 34 years of Federal service. To mark his retirement, the base held a 5 K fun run and informal luncheon, Jan. 22. The formal retirement ceremony and dinner were held on Jan. 24. Pictured: Maikisch received many going away gifts at the luncheon including a flack jacket from SMC/PK. (Photo by Paul Testerman)

William Maikisch, a member of the Senior Executive Service and Executive Director of the Space and Missile Systems Center, retired from the base after 34 years of Federal service.  To mark his retirement, the base held a 5 K fun run and informal luncheon, Jan. 22.  The formal retirement ceremony and dinner were held on Jan. 24.  Pictured: SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel presented Maikisch with his retirement certificate. Numerous community leaders, including El Segundo Mayor Kelly McDowell who spoke at the ceremony, offered their congratulations. (Photo by Joe Juarez)

William Maikisch, a member of the Senior Executive Service and Executive Director of the Space and Missile Systems Center, retired from the base after 34 years of Federal service. To mark his retirement, the base held a 5 K fun run and informal luncheon, Jan. 22. The formal retirement ceremony and dinner were held on Jan. 24. Pictured: SMC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel presented Maikisch with his retirement certificate. Numerous community leaders, including El Segundo Mayor Kelly McDowell who spoke at the ceremony, offered their congratulations. (Photo by Joe Juarez)