By Wyatt Sebourn | AUP Unit California Maritime
On Saturday, March 5th of 2016, LTJG William R. Singletary of the AUP class of 2013 from The Citadel, received the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. The Commandant of the Coast Guard lists the great achievements that led up to LTJG Singletary receiving this award. LTJG Singletary was recognized for “Demonstrating superior leadership, you managed five Auxiliary University Program units at The Citadel Military College of South Carolina, CSU Maritime Academy, Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and Virginia Tech. Your exceptional management of these maritime and military academies led to the professional development and qualification of more than 125 students.” Furthermore, LTJG Singletary had counseled students in regards to opportunities in the service. His efforts contributed to the successful commissioning of five Coast Guard officers. He served on a Course Development Team in order to improve the National curriculum through his exceptional organizational skills. In total, LTJG William R. Singletary totaled more than 400 hours of volunteering.
To the left is the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. It was authorized in 1993 to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and reserve components and is awarded for outstanding and sustained voluntary service to the civilian community. There are no specific time requirements as to how many hours must be spent on the volunteer activity, but the activity should consist of significant action and involvement rather than, for example, simply attending meetings as a member of a community service group.