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12 Outstanding Airman of the Year

Award Cat: NCO
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- {ELEMENT} NCO of the Quarter, April thru June 2004; CIS GR's nominee for Comm and Info NCO of the Year
- Technical expert; designed/setup Distinguished Games 04 (DG04) 43-system classified/unclassified networks
  -- Automated installation of security; reduced configuration time by 373%-- from 86 minutes/workstation to 23
  -- Devised safe backup scheme when media was not procured; ensured 100% recovery in case of server failure
  -- Windows savvy; created three programs to speed-up user/system changes; saved 4.25 hrs per network update
  -- Researched, stabilized and corrected message routing for DG04; eliminated three-second delay per message
  -- Solved Greek flag ship secure mail connectivity; enabled host nation and NATO allies time-sensitive comm
  -- Thwarted crippling Denial of Service attack; isolated problem to Trojan generating 4k+ messages per day
  -- Dazzled the boss; received letter of appreciation and Olympic coin from the Hellenic Ministry of Defense
- Painstakingly reengineered Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear computer system; greatly improved
  intelligence sharing of both crime and terrorism related information to 210 personnel from 6 NATO nations
- Modernized disk drive duplication model; reduced duplication time by 783%; from 47 minutes/drive to only 6
  -- Implemented 18-step computer replacement instructions; reduced replacement time to 1.5 hrs/user from 4 hrs
  -- Spearheaded the swap of 27 systems needed to complete Component Command-Air request for 160 systems
  -- Outlined 23-step guide for duplication accuracy; strengthened knowledge/training of 3 new Greek personnel
- Created and implemented backup plan for unclassified network using pre-existing items; command saved $12K
  -- Established first historical archive of headquarters secure records; 386K file library spanning 1998 to 2004
  -- Developed first-ever network policy; enhanced message services, projected network growth for two years
- Hardware knowledgeable! Isolated and fixed finance server sole tape backup drive and replaced three floppy
  drives on administration computers; reutilized drives from obsolete systems--collectively saved HQ $587
- One man dynamo! Installed 3 NATO Deployable Corps-Greece (NDC GR) servers, created 231 users and
  21 groups; assured NDC GR initial full operational capability evaluation and Exercise GORDIAN KNOT
  -- Identified problems and created stepping stones needed to beat NATO's summer 2005 operational timeline
- Averted damage from malicious logic attack; eradicated computer worm; improved network reliability by 22%
  -- Individually scanned 46 computer systems for viruses; removed 67 applications missed by antivirus software
- 1 of 6 picked for transition planning team; integral in Joint Command South Center (JCSC) shift to CIS GR
  -- Forward thinking; identified server room move limiting factors; engaged project manager with comm needs
- Eagerly gathered Windows security knowledge; info learned greatly benefited entire headquarters network
  -- Authored 7 programs; automated creation/update of 9K site black list; enhanced network security by 500%

- Completed three Microsoft (MS) courses; within one class of becoming a MS Exchange Certified Professional
- Outstanding scholar; completed Allied Information Flow Systems Administration course with perfect score
- Finished three Computer Based Training courses; refreshed and expanded Unix operating system knowledge
- Leadership understudy; read five books from CSAF suggested reading list--enhanced management awareness

- President Junior NCO/Petty Officer association; led and organized multiple events; magnified unit camaraderie
  -- Community leader; coordinated multi-national Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas events; 100s enjoyed
- Volunteered 42 hrs at international school as network admin, information technology consultant and instructor
  -- Installed security software; taught three computer classes to faculty--identified/upgraded school's systems
- Organized island dive event for nine HQ's SCUBA divers; excellent multi-service team-building opportunity
- In tune to needs of others; collected over $200 worth of clothing and other items for needy families in Balkans
- Huge morale booster for unit members! Ensured single members had hot meals regularly in family atmosphere


  Good package, just not strong enough!

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