AlliedBarton Security Officer Receives President's Volunteer Service Award

AlliedBarton Security Services, a provider of highly trained security personnel, recently announced that security officer Jack Alexander is a recipient of the President's Volunteer Service Award in recognition and appreciation of his "commitment to strengthening our nation and for making a difference through volunteer service."

Alexander, who serves as a security officer for AlliedBarton in Charlotte, N.C., was recognized by the White House last month for his volunteerism in the Coast Guard Academy, Marine Environmental Protection, which is one of the 11 missions of the Coast Guard, and America's Waterway Watch, which is a combined effort of the Coast Guard and its reserve and aAuxiliary components to grow and enlist the active participation of those who live, work or play around America's waterfront areas.

"Jack Alexander personifies AlliedBarton's core values and commitment to a leadership culture that highlights critical characteristics and attributes that we demand of our employees to be successful and achieve greatness," said Bill Whitmore, chairman, president and CEO of AlliedBarton Security Services. "Jack Alexander has shown his devotion to the service of our country and to causes important to the safety and security of each and every American."

"Despite a busy and demanding schedule as a security officer at Wachovia University Properties, Jack Alexander surpassed more than 2,200 hours of volunteer time over the past year, addressing the most pressing needs of the community and our country," said DelMar Laury, vice president and general manager for AlliedBarton Security Services in Charlotte.

Born and raised in Charlotte, Alexander enlisted in the Marine Corps. prior to graduation from South Mecklenburg High School in 1975. He currently serves as the Flotilla Commander for the Lake Wylie Coast Guard Auxiliary unit, where he was awarded the Coast Guard Meritorious Team Medal, Presidential Unit Commendation, Sustain Service Award and other citations. A certified environmental protection officer, Coast Guard vessel examiner and instructor and communications officer, Alexander also received training by FEMA as an incident commander.

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