Story and Photo by
Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs
FORT SHAFTER — The 8th Theater Sustainment Command has announced its top-performing volunteers of the 2nd quarter.
Winner in the adult category is Sgt. Robert Wardleigh, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Special Troops Battalion, and in the youth category, Conner Dooley, 8th Military Police Brigade.
In a ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. and Mrs. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, 8th TSC, in their quarters at Palm Circle, here, July 28, Terry said to recognize volunteers is important.
“Volunteers are special people; they do things from the good of their heart. They see a need; they get out there and work hard to take care of our families, our Soldiers and our community.
“We try to get the folks that don’t want to be recognized because the true volunteer does this from their heart without the desire of recognition, and we believe we do need to recognize our people,” Terry added.
Wardleigh volunteers as the Boy Scouts master for Aliamanu Ward Chapter Troop 677 and volunteers in his church. He hosts weekly Boy Scouts meetings and spends one weekend a month taking his Boy Scouts camping.
Dooley is also involved in scouting. He belongs to Hickam Boy Scouts Scout Troop 135 where he started working on his Eagle Scout service project. Through donations, he conducted a successful food drive, completed two patios and helped furnish the Fisher House at Tripler Army Medical Center. He also volunteers at his church.
Wardleigh and Dooley are now in the running for the 8th TSC Volunteer of the Year.
Other nominees were Sharon Prater, 130th Engineer Bde.; Susana Peterson, 8th MP Bde,; and Sgt. James Eggins, 45th Sustainment Bde.