Hello, my name is Darren Allison. I have been volunteering in the Guardian ad Litem Program for a little over 8 months. The work is probably the most rewarding opportunity I have ever had. I have been fortunate to be able to advocate for 3 boys here in our greater Wilmington community.
I know that I am a small but important link in our community effort to reunite foster children with their families and ensure that the gaps and seams in their support structure are identified and filled. I am a recently retired United States Marine Corps helicopter pilot. I had a great career serving our country and now I serve the foster children in our community. I know that I am making a difference in their lives. The Guardian ad Litem program provided me a vehicle for servant leadership and child advocacy.
Darren was a foster child at an early age. He was blessed and eventually adopted by a loving family and raised here in North Carolina. Darren is a retired USMC Officer. As a helicopter, Darren has flown hundred’s of combat assault support missions in Iraq, Lebanon, and Afghanistan. Darren has led small to large size military organizations. Darren has a BS in Aviation Management/Airway Science from Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Aviation Flight School, Pensacola, Florida. He earned a Master degree from the Marine Corps University, Command and Staff College, Quantico, VA. Darren has a Project Management Certificate from UNC-Wilmington Swain Center of Professional and Continuing Education. Darren is a current graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government’s Master of Public Administration program, concentration in Non-profit Management.