Coast Guard Rear Admiral Daniel May Named to Minute Man Hall of Fame

Photo of RDML May  Rear Admiral Daniel R. May, Commander US Coast Guard Personnel Service Center

Rear Admiral Daniel R. May

WASHINGTON — The Reserve Officers Association inducted Rear Adm. Daniel R. May, United States Coast Guard, into its Minute Man Hall of Fame at its National Security Symposium Sunday.

Admiral May, who currently serves as the Director of the U.S. Coast Guard Personnel Service Center, was recognized for his accomplishments as the U.S. Coast Guard Director of the Reserve and Leadership from January, 2008 to April, 2010.

“I am extremely honored and humbled by this prestigious award from ROA,” said Admiral May. “Given the very small number of individuals who have received this award in the past, especially the few Coast Guard officers, it is quite the tribute.”

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.

“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.”

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.

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.

The Reserve Officers Association is the 60,000-member professional association for all uniformed services of the United States. Chartered by Congress and in existence since 1922, ROA advises and educates the Congress, the President, and the American people on national security, with unique expertise on issues that affect the 1.5 million men and women now serving in America’s Reserve Components.

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