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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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- Flawlessly processed 80 enlisted and officer requisitions, keeping uninterrupted flow of inbounds to Naples
- Unprecedented manning involvement; he identified 38 vacancies, tenaciously worked remaining outdated slots
   and transferred others to appropriate divisions--positions validated and Naples' AF manning at 100%
- Built strong rapport with Headquarters, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe (AIRSOUTH) Manpower office;
  established monthly meetings to identify and validate Air Force and NATO mission-essential positions
  --Accuracy critical to MG {LNAME}, AIRSOUTH/A3 for 2003 Allied Command Europe Rated Prioritization Plan 
- Assertive! Secured two retraining approvals although current policies deemed requests as impossible
  -- Processed second-term application, requesting a 1-month DEROS waiver to attend technical training; AFPC 
     originally denied; after negotiation, they granted the slot--United States Air Force retained a sharp troop 
  -- Assisted a customer located two hours away with retraining request; although member applied outside
      application window he pushed for AFPC approval-- balanced manning in a critical USAF career field
- Identified 5 WAPS CDC order discrepancies; aggressive coordination with Maxwell AFB's publication
  distribution office ensured CDC materials' timely arrival--allowed members time to prepare for WAPS testing
- As Unit Training Manager (UTM), his persistence yielded 15 skill-level upgrades in 6 months--Outstanding!
  -- Professionally handled two CDC Test Failure Assessments occurring within two weeks from each other
     --- Interviewed trainees, acquired trainers, and conducted progress checks; members passed re-exams!
- Seized opportunity to solve a problem; developed Det 2's first-ever personnel casualty notification checklist
  -- Liaison between key agencies; connected Aviano Finance and Naples Navy Disbursing on death gratuity pay;
      secured NATO Motor Pool support; established rapport with Navy Chaplain and Mortuary Affairs 
- Composed step-by-step instructions for Operational Reporting (OPREP); again, he reached beyond Naples'
  borders to craft our plan to keep USAFE leaders informed about mishaps and key personnel status--awesome
- Orchestrated mobility processing day; identified requirements for over 150 NATO-assigned USAF personnel
  -- Leaning forward; he meticulously coordinated necessary actions to correct the identified discrepancies; efforts
      ensure our Air Force troops will meet all ancillary requirements and be deployment ready 
- Authored initial CDC briefing; documented responsibilities of trainees, trainers, and UTM; briefing lauded by
  USAFE MSS Base Training Manager as "best seen to date"; benchmarked by USAFE MSS serviced UTMs 

- Co-authored Det 2 GSU support agreement; comprehensive document outlines step-by-step processes between
  Det 2 and our customers--remote members thrilled at receiving outstanding AF-specific personnel support
- Passionate vocalist; commitment to excel pronounced through professional, individualized Opera lessons 
- Amassed nine credits pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management--4.0 average!
- Demonstrated strong initiative; immediately enrolled in SNCO Academy upon selection to Master Sergeant 

- Naples Area USAF Top 3 leader; raised $450 for 2003 Air Force Ball; worked seating and sang Italian anthem
- Catalyst of Air Force Enlisted Association-- key to raising $950 for charities through BBQ and nacho sales
- Integral member of the Naples Community Theater; enthusiastically entertained Naples' military community
  performing leading roles in "A Neil Simon Suite" and "Schoolhouse Rock"--boosted morale of over 1,400 
- Featured baritone soloist of "Music for a March Evening"; showcased talented local Naples-area performers 
- Highlighted in Airman Magazine's Dec 03 issue for his talents--he casts a positive light on USAF personnel
- Awesome mentor as an Enlisted Professional Enhancement Program Instructor; he presented energetic,
  thought-provoking knowledge blocks; Manny demonstrates through action how to grow future enlisted leaders
  -- Garnered kudos from students who referred to his teaching qualities as "excellent" and "a great mentor" 
- Volunteer detail leader, performed reveille and retreat on a weekend shift to pay proper respect to the US flag
- Set up tables and heated food for this year's Thanksgiving potluck; smooth organization lauded by 120 people 


  Not a bad award.  Same problems like others in the batch.  Not spelling out numbers.  See the "    " for examples.

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