Monday, April 20, 2015

SMS Scott Dellinger 34th Citizen-Servicemember

Photo: SMS Dellinger reflects after receiving Scott Citizen-Airman Award. Courtesy Flavia Hulsey, WRMC.

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee (MAC) joins Tuesday with the Kiwanis Club of Tacoma in presenting the 34th Howard O. Scott Citizen-Servicemember of the Year Award.

ACU (America’s Credit Union) is sponsoring the annual award for the Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee selection of an outstanding individual who is a member of the National Guard or a Reserve unit; a person who is an exemplary volunteer in the community.  Additionally, the recipient must be professional in civilian and military occupations and a resident of Tacoma-Pierce County.

This is the 34th Anniversary presentation of the Howard O. Scott Citizen-Servicemember of the Year Award – this year to a Citizen-Airman: Marshall “Scott” Dellinger II.

Senior Master Sergeant “Scott” Dellinger, assigned to the 446th Airlift Wing, serves as examiner loadmaster in the Standardization and Evaluation Office and superintendent of the 728th Airlift Squadron loadmaster section.

He was loadmaster superintendent for Operation DEEP FREEZE for the past eight years.  He has 5,500 flying hours including 340 combat hours.  He averages 120 days annually training other airmen and supporting operational missions around the world.

Senior Master Sergeant Dellinger is a 17-year resident of Lakewood, and has served with the Kent Fire Department for 17 years. He’s been a captain since 2010. As a firefighter he has earned the GEICO Military Service Award.

For his community, he has volunteered for the Puget Sound Pipes and Drums (formerly the Pierce County Pipes and Drums) as a bagpiper for two years, performing for many special or solemn occasions in the community.

Scott Dellinger has been a member of the organizing committee for the Daffodil Festival for two years, as float director since 2014 and committee member since 2009, working coordinating float entrants, support for VIP guests and ensuring 400 military personnel and 74 parade units were included.. And he and his wife Susan also help chaperon the Festival Royalty.

With all of his activities and tireless devotion to making his community a better place for children and adults alike, Marshall Dellinger’s compassion, commitment and community impact as a Captain in the Kent Fire Department, dedicated service in the Air Force Reserve and a volunteer makes him deserving of the Citizen-Airman of the Year Award!

Firefighter and Senior Master Sergeant Dellinger, from all of us, thank you for your service and your service to your nation and your support to your community and your nation.

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