12 Outstanding Airman of the Year
Award Cat: SNCO
AFI 36-2805 para 3.4
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LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTY:
- #1 of 24 enlisted personnel in COMAIRS' Operations Division, orchestrating use of up to 1,500 aircraft from
19 nations in defense of NATO's Southern Region (SR) spanning over 3,000,000 square miles of airspace
- #1 of 54 SNCOs in SR, 1Q03...walked away with SNCO of the Quarter honors--testament to her high caliber
- Lauded by Regional Air Operations Center (RAOC) Director, a Turkish AF O-6, as "best in the branch" of 20
- Exceptional leader, molded 8 multinational personnel into unified NATO team...deft leadership skills the key
- Sole IMer for RAOC during NATO's defense of Turkey, conducted alongside Operation IRAQI FREEDOM
-- Secured resources, built processes to handle personnel/information surge--direct support to warfighters
- Created a 3A071 training program for local IMers, worked around local shortfalls to ensure all are upgraded
-- Developed local JQS utilizing Computer Based Training to fill local training void--saved $3,000+ dollars
7 junior IMers on career field progression, education/training options and upgrade requirements
- Created, from scratch, a USAF Noncombatant Evacuation (NEO) program...in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius
-- Worked with local US Navy support unit to include USAF families in host-unit NEO support programs
-- Designed a tracking database, a publicity campaign, and taught NEO classes to USAF members and families
-- Made NEO checklists and continuity books, then initiated transition of program to USAF Det--she did it all
- Created, from zero, a Force Protection (FP) program for USAF personnel/families, conducted qtrly briefings
-- Led a tri-service team to ensure all US personnel at the base received training--vital in this high threat area
-- Trained over 300 Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force personnel and family members--stellar results
-- Expertly developed in-country deployment briefing for NATO Reaction Force mobility requirements
- Her NEO and FP programs were lauded by USAF Maj General as extremely well organized/expertly produced
- Deployed for NATO exercise in Bulgaria--instructed 10 officers and NCOs from four new NATO nations
on NATO Battlestaff procedures & rigorously reviewed requests/briefings/engineering reports--100% perfect
-- Thorough teaching overcame language barriers & ensured new NATO officers ready to defend the alliance
- Superbly handled two jobs--acting Ops Superintendent, on top of normal duties--handled new duties in stride
-- Worked tirelessly with manning officials to keep
7 critical billets filled during recent AFSC changes
- Top-notch manager, bar none--expertly organized the Integrated Command/Control Database Working Group
-- Provided administrative/logistical support to 20-plus attendees from throughout the Southern Region
-- Worked with group to initiate critical NATO C2 improvements enhancing Alliance mission capabilities
- Completed Master's Degree in Intl Relations--dramatically improved mission skills in NATO environment
- Attended the Integrated Command and Control System Administration course as well as SQL Database
Administration course--continuously educates herself in System Administration duties/computer education
- Continuously improving self-knowledge by reading books on the CSAF reading list/other works such as Lewis'
"The Crisis of Islam", Huntington's "The Clash of Civilizations", and Brzezinski's "The Grand Chessboard"
- Aggressively approached the CSAF's new commitment to physical excellence...lost 20 pounds, increased
running distances/physical stamina and mentored other airmen in physical fitness--a role model for all airmen
BASE AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
- Vice President of Naples area AF Enlisted Association (AFEA)...co-led association to new heights of service
- Outstanding member of both AFEA and the Naples area Top Three; manages quarterly Top Three Sharp
-- Led numerous fund-raisers to include bake sales, cook-outs and annual chili
cook-off--raised over $4000
-- Collected money/items for Caserta Women's Shelter--assisted in Eagle Scout projects--pillar of community
- Selected over others to Emcee AF Ball...biggest AF event of the year...tireless efforts made it a huge success
- Involved in every aspect of the USAF community from toy drives to food drives and everything in between
- Volunteer instructor for local Enlisted Professional Enhancement Program--dedicated mentor of our enlisted
- Respected mentor..airmen seek her advice--she has answers, or knows where to get them--epitome of a SNCO
Not a bad award. Same problems like others in the
batch. Not spelling out numbers. See the "
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