PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AIR RESERVE STATION, Pa. --
On August 5, 2017, Cmdr. Lee Ann Singleton assumed command of Navy Operational Support Center Pittsburgh.
Cmdr. Singleton is coming to NOSC Pittsburgh from Navy Personnel Command, where she served as branch head of active duty for special work orders.
Originally commissioned as an aviator in 1998, Cmdr. Singleton flew the S-3 Viking operationally for three years, followed by a three-year assignment as a flight school instructor. After this, she left active duty to spend time as a stay-at-home mom with her daughter Lily, born in 2006. About three years passed before she returned to the Navy - this time the reserves - and found herself on recruiting orders.
“I was a reservist as a recruiter for four years in Minneapolis and then went back to active duty through the human resources program,” said Singleton. “So I switched over from being an aviator to human resources. Then I went to NPC, where they write all of the orders and do all of the detailing, and did that for the last three years. Now I’m a full-time support, or FTS, officer, which means that I’m active duty but I will always support the reserve component.
Cmdr. Singleton, originally from Minneapolis, said Pittsburgh was her family’s number one choice when selecting her newest assignment.
“The area really intrigued us and we thought it was beautiful, so we thought we’d give it a try,” said Singleton. “We really like living in different places, learning about the different types of people in different areas, and getting to meet new people.”
With a wide breadth of leadership knowledge from both her aviation and human resources background, Cmdr. Singleton said she is excited to bring her experiences to Pittsburgh.
“I’m hoping to use that knowledge to lead these great Sailors right here,” said Cmdr. Singleton.