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Al Adams '73


I retired with 39 years of service from the U.S. Department of Treasury five years ago, on February 29. I spent the last 31-plus years of my career working for the Internal Revenue Service in various management and analyst capacities. I also retired from the MD Army National Guard as a Sergeant Major, Finance Operations Chief, with 27 years of service.

Since my retirement from the IRS, I continued to support several volunteer organizations in several capacities, including as Grand Inspector for the MD Prince Hall Masons (for the last three-plus years). Since about 2008, I served as Mid-Atlantic Region Treasurer of the Association for the Improvement of Minorities in the Internal Revenue Service (AIM-IRS). Recently, I accepted an appointment as National Treasurer for AIM-IRS and relinquished my position as Grand Inspector for the MD Prince Hall Masons, as well as the Regional AIM-IRS Treasurer appointment. In January of this year, I decided to do something a little different, so I obtained a commission as a Notary Public for the State of Maryland, and expect to become a loan-signing agent in my spare time some time in the near future.

As far as family is concerned, my wife, Bernie, is considering retiring from the nursing profession later this year, although she is also working on a master’s degree in nursing, which will be her second master’s degree. Our son, Andrew, has worked for the Department of State for the last 10 or 11 years, at U.S. embassies in various locations around the world. He also plans and coordinates international trips as a partner in a travel company. Right now, he is stationed close to home (in the D.C. area) for the first time since he started with the State Department, which Bernie and I love, but he will be leaving for his next international assignment some time next year.


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