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12 Outstanding Airman of the Year

Award Cat: SNCO
Winner: No

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LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTIES:
- My #1 Production Superintendent in MXS; handpicked to lead, manage, and supervise over 350 
  assigned personnel with all maintenance operations between MXS and 6 diverse flying Squadrons
  -- Focal point for deactivation of {SQU}; accomplished an unprecedented timely transfer of 32 aircraft
  -- Charged with the security, maintenance, and utilization of over $800 million worth of equipment 
- Irreproachable maintenance integrity; continually enforces the highest standards of maintenance 
  -- Repeatedly checks all maintenance operations within his unit; his attention to detail while 
      reviewing aircraft forms revealed an F-16 370 attach points were installed improperly
  -- Foresight, along with his vast technical knowledge, resulted in clear guidance for repairs; efforts
      eliminated costly wing changes saving {BASE} and the Air Force over $1 million dollars per aircraft 
- Masterfully developed last-minuute procedures for color coding munitions assets for the {#}th
  Wing's support of {BASE} AFB's air show; enabled wing to retrofit munitions assets in under 8 hours 
  -- Lauded by the Wing Commander for his valiant effort...praised by {NAF}leadership 
- Took charge of seriously injured airman while coordinating aircraft maintenance, rushed him to the hospital 
  administering first aid, his efforts saved what would have been complete his loss of eye sight
- Crucial leadership provided the catalyst for removal of crash aircraft on two separate occasions
  -- His proven leadership and experience proved to be the decisive factor on scene coordinating 
     emergency personnel clearing the airfield of crashed T-6 aircraft in less than one hour
  -- Discovered and directed expedient removal of trapped T-38 significantly reducing airframe damage

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT:
- My #1 SNCO as seen by his selection as {#} Wing, Logistic Group, and MXS SNCO of the Quarter
- Displays a great amount of initiative for self-improvement; actively pursued off-duty education
  -- Completed all required classes achieving his Bachelors of Science Degree from Southern Illinois 
      University in Aviation Management, accentuating his duty position as a Production Superintendent
  -- Awarded his Associate of Science Degree from Community College of the Air Force 
  -- Holds an additional Associate of Arts Degree in Management from Victor Valley College
- Handpicked to attend ACC Production Superintendent Course, chosen out of his normal career 
  field due to his vast aircraft technical knowledge, graduating with a 98 percent course average
  -- Displayed great amount of initiative for self improvement; used newly learned knowledge and skills to
      develop and implement new AF Form 797 Production Superintendent training program 
- Only SNCO this year selected to attend the coveted ACC AFCOMAC Munitions Buildup Academy 

BASE OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
- Enlisted wing leader...exemplifies professionalism, reflects integrity, loyalty, and dedication as seen
  by his selection serving in key capacity as Vice President of the {BASE} AFB Top 3 organization
  -- Singled-handedly organized and coordinated all efforts for three {#} Wing Top 3 fund raisers
  -- Influential and persuasive personality helped raise over $800 for 2001 SNCO Induction Ceremony
- Elected by his peers as Vice President of the {BASE} AFB Maintenance Professional of the Year 
  Committee, handpicked for second straight year for his communication skills as Master of Ceremony 
- Superior military and civic leader; elected Vice President of the {BASE}AFB's Sober Ride Program
  -- Volunteered over 238 hours as a driver and POC, directly supporting {BASE}'s goal of zero DUIs
- Community minded Air Force Ambassador; volunteered over 120 off duty hours with local Habitat 
  for Humanity, efforts eliminated substandard housing and strengthened pride in the community
- Discovered and assisted seriously ill pilot while returning from TDY at {CITY} International Airport
  -- Took charge of serious life-threatening situation; recognized signs of pilot having a seizure 
  -- Started immediate life-saving techniques until emergency personnel arrived saving his life
- His efforts have not gone unrecognized, one of only a few individuals to be nominated and one of a very 
  few to be awarded the Air Forces newest Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

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