Marines


Biography

 

Sergeant Major William J. Singleton
Sergeant Major, Marine Aircraft Group 49

Sergeant Major Singleton is a native of New York, New York.  He entered the United States Marine Corps on June 14, 1995, and attended recruit training at Parris Island, South Carolina.  He graduated from boot camp on September 1, 1995.  He subsequently attended Marine Combat Training and Cryogenics Military Occupational School (MOS).  He was meritoriously promoted to Lance Corporal as the Honor Graduate of his MOS school class.  

 

Lance Corporal Singleton reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 49, Marine Aviation Group 49 in February of 1996.  During his time with the unit he was promoted to Corporal and meritoriously promoted to Sergeant.  In 2001, he assumed the duties of Reserve Staff Non-Commissioned Officer-in-Charge (SNCOIC) of the unit’s Ground Support Equipment section.  He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II from July 2004 to June 2005, where he served as the Cryogenics SNCOIC. In January of 2009, he assumed the duties of Squadron Gunnery Sergeant.  In this position he was responsible for the accountability, mission accomplishment and welfare of over 130 Marines.  For his accomplishments in this position he received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, 2nd award.  Gunnery Sergeant Singleton was frocked to the rank of First Sergeant in May of 2010.  

 

First Sergeant Singleton reported to Support Company, 6th Communication Battalion in June of 2010 and assumed the duties of Company First Sergeant.  In 2012, he attended the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, where he was an Honor Graduate and made the Dean’s List.  Subsequently, in May of 2013 he left Support Company and assumed the duties of Company First Sergeant for Headquarters Company, 6th Communication Battalion. 

 

In June of 2014 First Sergeant Singleton assumed the duties of Company First Sergeant for Headquarters and Service Company, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion.  First Sergeant was frocked to the rank of Sergeant Major in June of 2015.

 

Sergeant Major Singleton assumed the duties of Sergeant Major for Marine Air Support Squadron Six, Marine Air Control Group 48 in June of 2015.  He attended the Cornerstone Course in January of 2016. 

 

Sergeant Major Singleton assumed the duties of Sergeant Major for Marine Aircraft Group 49 in June of 2018. 

 

Sergeant Major Singleton’s personal awards include a Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal 2nd award, Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal 7th award, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/hour glass and “M” devices.  

Sergeant Major Singleton is currently employed as a Sergeant in the New York State Police.