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12 Outstanding Airman of the Year

Award Cat: NCO
Winner: Yes - HQ

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LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTIES:
- Phenomenal NCO! #1 of 548 assigned. Allied Command Operations 12 OAY NCO of the Year. Clear choice!
- Informal enlisted leader of 17; NATO Programming Center's (NPC) lone enlisted Command & Ctrl (C2) expert
  combined unmatched ops know-how with keen technical insight; thrived while working in a sea of officers
- Committed NCO recognized with two NPC NCO of Qtr Awds (3rd and 4th Qtr) and #### NCO of the Year
- Deployed to Qatar for real world C2 "rescue" mission--setup, made operational Air Tasking Order (ATO)
  transfer link--enabled first-time direct vis of IRAQI/ENDURING FREEDOM ATO by Afghanistan NATO cell
- Provided invaluable ops expertise for 24/7 on-call support to NATO mission at 2004 Athens Olympic Games;
  integrated Naval/Air Common Ops Pictures, secured airspace around Athens to keep spectators/athletes safe
- Lead C2 ops expert on 9-person team that performed on-site Combined Air Ops Center (CAOC) test; ID'd 25
 critical system deficiencies for resolution; also trained 15 CAOC operators on crucial Joint Targeting System
- Gifted Orator! Briefed primary NATO C2 software operational capabilities to 15 senior German AF officers;
  delivered in-depth C2 system demo for senior visitors from E3A Wing; forged Ctr ties with NATO warfighters
- Brilliant--identified critical database problems with "Beta" trial version of next-generation Air C2 software;
  averted delay in production/release of primary C2 system used at 300 sites, including Iraq and Afghanistan Ops
- Picked, over numerous officers, as the lone NPC Rep to Annual Air C2 Allied Interoperability Conference;
  used her unmatched operational savvy to solve myriad interoperability problems with US and NATO systems
- Instructed 50 students in C2 System Admin; great work on the most important C2 technical training in NATO
  -- Assisted in exhaustive review/update/overhaul of System Administrator Course syllabus and training plan
- Awarded Certificate of Appreciation from #### J3/J6 for exemplary work on $1.8B NATO Air C2 System
- Versatile! Took on software programmer task, built extensive user instructions for tough-to-use commercial
  configuration mgt system--enables all NATO C3 Agency and NPC users to produce formal C2 upgrade requests
- Meticulous! Authored over 200 software test procedures for largest C2 software release in NATO history
  -- Gives unprecedented mission planning/execution capabilities to 13 HQ's, 9 CAOCs, and 280 other C2 sites
- Center's representative to Joint Targeting System Users Group; reviewed/approved 50 software enhancements
  for latest system release, key to high-priority establishment of first-ever NATO-wide target system standards
- Took over as C2 Test Director during incumbent's absence--usually "officer only" job--flawless performance
  -- Led 18 persons during 4-day test--validated/certified software used for live-fly C2 by every NATO CAOC
- Masterfully reviewed 150+ operational system update requests--ensured $20M C2 software met all ops needs

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT:
- In "hot pursuit" of Bachelors degree--completed 19 credit hours towards BS in Information Technology
- Completed CCAF Associates Degree in Aerospace Technology--efforts earned her a 3.50 cumulative GPA!
- Attended U.K. RAF Academy software testing course--only non-software engineer--passed with flying colors
- Completed 6-hour UNIX CBT--key to supporting NATO C2 Help Desk--resolved 40+ high priority C2 issues
- Attended International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001 quality training seminars; key to Center maintaining
  its ISO 9001 Certification and resulting designation as maintenance house for future $1.8B C2 system (ACCS)

BASE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
- "Ambassador in Blue"---helped throw Christmas Party for 55 kids; key donation drive for local orphanage
- Totally involved team player at an isolated GSU--Voting Rep, Combined Federal Campaign Assistant Rep,
  Air Force Assistance Fund Rep, organized memorial flower/money donations for member with death in family
- Team player--discovered, drove fix for BAS problem affecting every NPC NCO/Amn--$1K in BAS back-pay
- Hand-picked by German CC to coordinate Center's Rotary Club Dinner--tremendous community relations event
- Staunch Supporter of US Sponsored events--led children's activities/prizes and setup at NPC Super Bowl Party
  -- Extremely successful international event attended by 250+ NPC personnel and family members--"best ever!"
- Member of formation honoring WWII vets at Memorial Day ceremony at U.S. military cemetery in #######

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  Awesome package!!!  This is great, you can tell it won 12OAY!  (This package was put in text format by Bruce)


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