MU3 Francine Singh, USN

Singer, Musical "Good will Ambassador," United States Navy

Musician Third Class Francine M. Singh has been a proud member of the United States Navy for the past ten years. Francine counts her career in the military as valuable for many reasons; she is especially proud of her seven-year experiences as a singer with the U.S. Navy Band.

As an U.S. Navy musician, Francine Singh has had the opportunity to travel throughout the United States performing before many dignitaries including the Commander in Chief, Secretary of the Navy and former First Ladies. Francine sang before former First Lady Betty Ford at the 1998 Living Legacy Awards when Women's International Center honored Mrs. Ford, former Secretary of the Air Force, Sheila Widnall and the top active duty and retired women of all branches of the United States military.

During Operation Desert Storm, Francine served as a Naval Reserve Storekeeper Third Class. She has served as an active duty Musician Third Class for the last seven years in Florida, Virginia and currently with Navy Band Southwest.

Francine has three children and is grateful for the many benefits provided by the United States Navy. In fact, she is very proud of all aspects of her association with the Navy.

She recently wrote, "Each time I put on my uniform, I do not just represent myself or the United States Navy, but rather all the men and women of our Armed Forces across the world. When I stand before thousands of citizens and sing our National Anthem, it allows me to reach out to them and fill their hearts with patriotism for that brief moment. I wear my uniform with pride, but my pride extends fully to my life out of uniform. I'm proud to serve and to be a part of the Navy/Marine Corps team-a team that lives Honor, Courage and Commitment everyday. Go Navy!"

Women's International Center is also proud of Francine and all members of the United States military services. We are especially proud to acknowledge and honor the exceptional talent, remarkable devotion to family and military career and the unconditional love of country exhibited by Francine Singh.

Women's International Center is honored to present MU3 Francine Singh, USN, with the Living Legacy Award 2000. Go Francine!

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