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12 Outstanding Airman of the Year

Award Cat: SNCO
Winner: No

AFI 36-2805 para 3.4

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- MSgt {NOUN} persistent demonstration of integrity, service and excellence made it effortless for JCS to
  select him as member of a joint U.S. military team to form the new NATO Verona Communication Squadron
- Sets the standard for excellence! Driving force behind command's telecommunications success; served as the
  go-to-guy during manning shortfalls and completely reorganized section within a two month period
  -- Identified lack of continuity; developed standard operating procedures to streamline systems, procedures 
      and processes in the section; coordinated with command group to effect policy changes and make them 
  -- Under his leadership, his section was reorganized into a customer service oriented organization; increased
      efficiency by 75% as local host nation workers were better utilized in their positions and varying abilities
- Performed superbly during NATO command post exercise DISCIPLINED WARRIOR 2003 (DW03) 
  -- Committed 60% of his workforce for four months to rewire a neglected 1960's era bunker with new lines;
      his team installed over two miles of wiring, 300 telephones, and a state-of-the-art VTC system
  -- Increased telecom link capacity 100%; there was never a single communication failure during the exercise
- Led the justification and integration of an additional $600K worth of switching systems at our bunker facility,
   ensuring continuity and oversight over a vital NATO Core Network, the centerpiece of the new Verona CIS 
- Developed justifications and prioritized computer requirements for five secure workstations as Terminal Area
  Security Officer (TASO) during the ambitious Allied Command Communications Information Systems project
- Ensured detailed rationale for vital system upgrades to include Allied Information Flow Systems (AIFS)
  equipment; provides key staff officers real time messaging services and reliable communications capabilities
- His total competence, professionalism and care for people made his selection as USAF First Sergeant easy
-- Working with DET 2, he has taken our EPR process from disaster to back on track in just a few months
-- He has corrected problems with individual training and physical fitness issues compounded by unit isolation 
-- He has worked tirelessly to provide our airmen the timely recognition and awards they deserve

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT: Striving to become a Chief Master Sergeant in our USAF!
- Unparalleled initiative and top achiever! Wasted no time signing up for SNCO Academy correspondence
  Course 5, completing it six weeks ahead of schedule and obtaining an incredible 94.6% average
- Completed TASO self-study guide while awaiting formal training; ensured vital coverage in his branch
- Completed mentorship seminar; results felt in the positive impact left on a local child and future citizen
- Fought to stay current on ancillary training requirements in a GSU; attended Army EEO and NBC courses 

BASE OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Shining example of effective leadership in every aspect! 
- Doug positively impacted the lives and moral of the AF community as President of the Top 3 Association
  -- He discovered and corrected a finance discrepancy in BAS pay; recouped over $6000 for our airmen
  -- He started and has continued both the only AF Calls and awards programs the unit has ever had
  -- He has planned, organized and conducted a number of ceremonies for retiring personnel
- Active member of command's tri-service Joint Enlisted Association; key contributor to 4th of July Festa
  Americana annual fund-raiser in Vicenza; netted the Verona American community over $3000
- Constantly seeks challenging assignments to further enhance his experience and value as a military citizen 
  -- NATO Morale Welfare Association representative-elected by peers to represent over 150 Allied NCOs
  -- Helped organize U.S. sponsored Friendship Day activity; 2000 Allied personnel and families attended
  -- Active member of the Verona Association of Parents and Teachers; attended monthly town-hall meetings
      to liaise with other private organization leadership; ensured success of all annual school programs 
  -- Volunteered off-duty time to plan and execute retirement ceremonies for a USAF officer and a USA NCO
  -- Key participant of the Verona Adults Sports and the Verona branch of the Family Readiness Group
- Dynamic contributor to this Command and our community! Consistently sets the pace for all others and truly
  represents the highest standards of the SNCO cadre and the best Air Force in the world--No one comes


Not a bad package but reading it I noticed a couple of items.  The very first thing was it started with the individuals name.  Interesting.  Next was the use of the Title margins.  Not bad as long as the raters don't get annoyed by it.  Second some of the sentences are very wordy.  Definitely can see the use of fillers.  

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