8th TSC ceremony recognizes Soldier, family members as volunteers of year, quarter

| May 5, 2011 | 0 Comments
Sgt. Phillis White
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs
8th TSC

8th TSC

FORT SHAFTER — A Boy Scout master and an Eagle Scout have been named the 8th Theater Sustainment Command’s 2010 Volunteer of the Year and Youth Volunteer of the Year, respectively.

Sgt. Robert Wardleigh, 8th Special Troops Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th TSC, was named the Volunteer of the Year; Conner Dooley was named 2010 Youth Volunteer of the Year.

Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, 8th TSC, hosted the ceremony at his government quarters, here, April 20.

Wardleigh, who volunteers as the Boy Scout master for Aliamanu Ward Chapter, Troop 677, was recognized for more than 1,100 hours of volunteer service.

“The number one resource that I have is my wife; I couldn’t do anything without her,” Wardleigh said. “(The award) is just a reflection on her.”

As a scout master, Wardleigh mentors 10 military and civilian boys, ages 11-18, teaching them how to positively develop themselves as men.

He also volunteers the deacon’s quorum advisor at his church. He teaches and advises all the youths in his church, as well as volunteers his Saturdays to assist with cleanup and area beautification.

Dooley is the son of Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Dooley, 728th Military Police Bn., 8th MP Bde., 8th TSC.

He was recognized for his volunteer services, as he worked to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting. Dooley volunteered more than 60 hours in 2010.

He organized a food drive, collecting nonperishable food items from the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Commissary to replenish the Fisher House’s pantry. He also collected more than $2,000 in donations from friends, family, Veterans of Foreign Wars posts and the American Legion to complete the project.

Dooley continues to volunteer in the community and in his church, as a Sunday school assistant. He was selected as a youth ambassador with People to People, where he will participate in a trip to France, Italy and Greece this summer.

“The community thanks you. I thank you. And on behalf of Lt. Gen. (Francis) Wiercinski (commander, U.S. Army-Pacific), we all thank you for what you have done,” Terry said.

The 8th TSC Volunteer of the Year ceremony recognized the quarterly winners for the 2010 calendar year, as well as the volunteers of the year for their outstanding devotion, selfless dedication and unwavering support to the Army community.

8th TSC’s 2010 Volunteer of the Year Awards

•Sgt. Robert Wardleigh, 8th STB, 45th Sust. Bde., 8th TSC.

•Conner Dooley, family member, 728th MP Bn., 8th MP Bde., 8th TSC.

8th TSC’s 2010 Volunteer of the Quarter Awards

The following 8th TSC individuals were recognized for their volunteer work:

•Dawn Workman, 45th Sust. Bde., 8th TSC, volunteered more than 579 hours in support of her company’s family readiness group.

•Jena Siegrist, 84th Engineer Bn., 130th Eng. Bde., 8th TSC, volunteered more than 200 hours as FRG leader for two separate companies.

•Nina Elison, 84th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Bde., 8th TSC, volunteered more than 1,250 hours as FRG leader, coach, team mom and custodian.

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