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12 Outstanding Airman of the Year

Award Cat: SNCO
Winner: Yes - HQ

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LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTIES:
- Stellar Performer! Allied Command Operations (ACO) #1 of 211--12 OAY SNCO of the Year! No surprise!
- Recognized by MAJCOM career field--ACO Comm & Info Outstanding 2EXXX SNCO of the Year! #1 of 17
- Identified signal radiation vulnerabilities/risks and potential compromises at 220+ NATO sites world-wide
  -- Analytical assessments were vital to accreditation licenses...key requirements to process NATO classified
  -- Saved NATO sites $1.2+ million in '04 by employing the use of COTS systems vs fully certified equipment
- Led 3-member team conducting security vulnerability survey of British Civilian Military Cooperation (CIMIC)
  -- Detailed analysis cut security risks; saved $15K in upgrade costs; CIMC now has secure links to ##### HQ
- Selected by NATO INFOSEC Technical Center CC to lead a multi-faceted inspection of #### HQ bldg in
  preparation for arrival of Russian delegation--pinpointed specific risks; cut initial upgrade costs by $300K
- Led 4-member team on TEMPEST Zoning/Security Vulnerability mission to AFSOUTH ###...Center's largest
  of the year!--8 NATO sites inspected/zoned...identified 20 classified risks; advised CC's on countermeasures
- Expertly tested Computer Information Systems earmarked for installation in 7 new NATO accession nations
  -- Assessed/cleared suitability to electronically process NATO classified; links established 2 months early
- Resolved long-standing security risks for HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC)--overcame challenges of
  an austere work environment; delivered cost-effective solutions just in time for ARRC's largest Exercise of '04
- Presented detailed briefing before NATO Military Budget Committee at NATO HQ during '05 budget review
  -- Won approval for $100K in advanced test equipment; prepares shop for testing wireless comms/future threats
- Met urgent need! Unauthorized mobile phone use poised huge risks for US #### Forces--he analyzed and
  determined optimum rage for cell phone blockers; cleared 30 for install; cut security threats to warfighters
- Responded to urgent request to assist NATO High Readiness Forces in prep for immediate ## deployment
  -- Accredited 50 PCs in 2 days vs standard 2-wks; ### NATO Liaison Cell received cleared systems no delay
- Provided a detailed security assessment of secure systems earmarked for Exercise CAPABLE WARRIOR
  -- Enabled first risk-free demonstration of Initial Operational Capability of Poland's Multi-National Corps
- Identified impact of a mysterious RF signal present in a NATO secure area; alleviated user's security concerns
- Superb Action Officer for NATO TEMPEST Tester Meeting; streamlined functions/processes of 3 testing labs
- Re-designed command's online "Certified Equipment Database"; slashed procurement research time by 40%
- Innovative! Resolved long standing problems encountered when testing/analyzing Universal Serial Bus (USB)
  connections for compromising emanations--created new capability that reduced USB testing times by over 50%

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT:
- Completed 4 separate advanced LAN courses; earned 16 credit hrs toward Bachelor's Degree--used new skills
  to restore Branch's primary testing system after devastating outage; averted impact to 3 critical survey missions
- Researched/expanded his knowledge on latest surveillance trends and gave an outstanding brief at UK National
  Security Agency's 2004 conference; educated 90 reps from 9 nations; built agreements for sharing resources
- With no prior experience, merged training needs of 6 nations into 1 to create Branch's first ever OJT guide
  -- Developed a 120 page document and training tool--ensured 100% coverage of 150+ highly technical tasks

BASE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
- Chairman, #### Non-AF Supervisors Course--led unique course aimed at educating non-AF/US supervisors
- Briefed current AF policies/procedures--other nations now better equipped to supervise USAF personnel
- Vice President, #### Thrift Store--Selflessly volunteered 14 hrs wkly managing shop operations/fundraisers
  -- RESULTS: Returned $18K back to the local community--directly supported AF Ball & Awards banquet
- Key PTSA member & Booster for #### HS; organized fundraiser's that netted $2K for youth sports programs
- Instrumental in the success of the EPD Seminar--created media CD with AF links/regs/forms for attendees
- Saved the day! Repaired 2 computer systems at local school crippled by viruses--retrieved 100% of lost data!
- Led crew during Ballroom set-up/configuration of successful AF '03 Annual Awards Banquet attended by 170

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  Awesome package!!!  A couple of numbering problems but you would never notice it when you read this.  It is great, you can tell it won 12OAY!  (This package was put in text format by Bruce)


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