Admiral May, who hails from Orlando, Fla., stood out among his predecessors as the U.S. Coast Guard Director of the Reserve and Leadership from January, 2008 to April, 2010.
|Adm. May receives his award from President Kayye|
“He demonstrated he was not only was an advocate of the Coast Guard Reserve but all of the Reserve components,” said retired Navy Rear Adm. Paul Kayye, ROA President. “He did this through strong participation in the Reserve Forces Policy Board, Reserve Chiefs meetings, and other ROA activities. He is acutely aware of the value of Reserve forces to our national security. Certainly the Coast Guard Reserve is better off because of him.”
Among his accomplishments, Admiral May was instrumental in improving cost-effectiveness, efficiency, manpower accuracy, and the effectiveness of the Coast Guard Reserve Program through improvements in the Reserve Forces Readiness System.
During his tenure he spent a good deal of time visiting Reservists and educating himself on Reserve issues and concerns. “He is known for looking out for the troops,” said Admiral Kayye.
Admiral May is currently the U.S. Coast Guard Director of Personnel Service Center.
The first member of the Minute Man Hall of Fame was President Harry S Truman in 1959. Since then other notable recipients of this honor have included President John F. Kennedy, Secretaries of Defense, members of Congress, and chiefs of the various services and reserve components.