Mr. William T. “Tol” Singer is the Deputy to the Commander for the Aviation Center Logistics Command at Fort Rucker, Ala. In this capacity, he serves as principal assistant and advisor to the commander for the management of logistics, facility operations, maintenance, support, and contract management supporting helicopter flight training and operations for the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence. Mr. Singer is responsible for environmental issues, financial and manpower management, training, logistics, aviation engineering, personnel administration, contracting, information systems, security, safety, facilities management and repairs, supply and transportation, and health and welfare activities.
Singer performs personnel management duties for the 130 civilian and military personnel who provide contract oversight for the $400M per year aviation maintenance contracts employing 3,800 personnel, who maintain over 500 helicopters at six airfields across Alabama and Georgia supporting an annual flying hour program in excess of 250,000 hours.
Singer retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel in April, 2009. He has served as an aircraft maintenance officer at various locations around the world, leading civilian and military maintenance personnel responsible for aircraft including the UH-1N, HH-60G, MH-53J, AC-130H, MC-130E/H, C-130E/H, B-1B and B-52H. He also deployed to lead a joint training team in the Eastern Provincial area of Afghanistan, responsible for the Afghan National Army’s 203rd Corps mentoring and logistics support and establishing logistics capabilities including munitions, fuel, warehouse supply and vehicle maintenance. In his final active duty assignment as the Deputy Director for bomber overhaul operations at Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., he oversaw 600 civilian personnel performing $320M in depot maintenance annually on the B-1B and B-52H aircraft. Under his oversight, the B-1B depot line was awarded the Shingo Bronze medallion in 2008 for their reduction of aircraft at depot by 20%, cutting the time to overhaul aircraft by 22% and increasing work capacity by $37M per year.
Singer has a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from Angelo State University and a Master’s of Science in Education from the University of North Texas. He is certified by the Defense Acquisition University in Level 3 for Life Cycle Logistics and Level 1 for Program Management. Additionally, he is a Department of the Army and Army Materiel Command Certified LEAN/Six Sigma Black Belt and holds a Green Belt from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Engineering. He has completed military professional development courses, including Air War College by correspondence, Air Command and Staff College by seminar and Army Command and General Staff College in residence.
His recognitions include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Southwest Asian Campaign Medal and Liberation of Kuwait Medal. In 2006 he was noted as the top logistics officer in the Air Force with the Air Force Association’s Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Gerrity award. He has received the Department of the Army’s Superior Service Award and the Commander’s Civilian Service Award. He was also selected as the 2010 Louis Dellamonica, Outstanding AMC Person of the Year.
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