A Positive Example for Commitment to Community
James McIntyre, Valdez facilities site manager for the NMS Alyeska contract, takes his commitment to community seriously. As commander of the Valdez Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and a firefighter and EMT for the volunteer Valdez Fire Department, James is busy 24-7.
James became an active member of the CAP in 2005, although his interest in their work began much earlier. While James is not a pilot himself, there are many other assignments needed to support CAP missions throughout the nation. The organization focuses on three core missions: 1) aerospace education; 2) cadet programs; and 3) emergency services.
For James, the cadet program is key; he enjoys working with teenage cadets to develop and sharpen skills that will help them succeed later in life and grow into responsible adults, and he uses his personal leave time to participate in cadet encampments.
“I was the designated adult to pick up and take home a cadet who had just completed a weeklong encampment and was traveling from Washington to Alaska,” said James. “When I called his mother to verify that he had returned home safely, she said ‘What have you done with my son? He came home, hung up his coat instead of throwing it on the floor and answered yes ma’am to a question!’”
James began volunteering as a firefighter in 2008, becoming an ETT soon after, and eventually serving as an EMT. As part of the team, James is committed to providing his community with fire protection, emergency medical services and hazardous materials response, and keeping current on the skills required for the job.
When he’s not volunteering his time, James manages the facilities for the Alyeska contract in Valdez. “James is a valued member of the NMS team, providing strong management for our operations in Valdez,” said Richard Moore, Alyeska general manager. “His community volunteer work exemplifies his commitment to NMS, his community and our Alyeska client.”