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12 Outstanding Airman of the Year

Award Cat: NCO
Winner: Yes

AFI 36-2805 para 3.4









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LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTY
- Deployed 45 days to Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) <BASE>, in direct support of Blue Flag 05-02
  -- Greatly contributed to exercise success by providing a modern, high-speed coalition network to participants
- Configured multi-layer switching network equipment to support over 500 clients during exercise Blue Flag 05
  -- Meticulously administered four networks to support 517 US operators and 88 coalition partners to
     accomplish 1,620 combat air strike sorties; enabled US and coalition target integration of air tasking orders
- 1st picked by element leadership out of 15 peers for special contingency deployment to Al- Udied CAOC
  -- Ran and correctly labeled 25K+ feet of fiber optic networking cable--enabled 850 new network drops
  -- Worked 48 hours dedicated to restructuring CAOC local area network cables reducing cable traffic by 10%
- Isolated and repaired four CISCO router central processing units by reconfiguring corrupted operating systems;
  prevented units from being sent to CISCO repair depot and saved Air Force over $80 in part acquisition costs
- Troubleshot and repaired Video Teleconferencing system--isolated problem to improper connections leading
  to signal loss--enabled Blue Flag 05-02 players to conference with six sites and Secretary of the Air Force.
- Key player in Secure Internet Protocol Network (SIPR) information security scan--
  -- troublshot 175 vuneralbilities--elaminated all discrepencies in the <BASE> AFB training Air Operations Center
-Assisted in the in the installation and configuration of five SIPR computer clients to United States Central Air
  Forces network-- Increased availability of classified command and control terminals to flight personnel
- Installed new fiber path/switch supporting Intelligence Cell’s AccessNet radio system--facilitated constant
  communications during wartime conditions between battle management cell and forward deployed personnel
- Proactive! Assisted in Network Operations work center reconfiguration, rearranged TAOC server room
  equipment and relocated various supplies and tools; increased space for maintenance and training by 40%
  -- Constructed scaled down version of the TAOC network for training of new personnel--training enhanced
- Developed technical solutions for constantly changing theater network and communications requirements
  -- Directly involved with implementation of most efficient network design topology ever in the AOR
- Authored network section's repair guide--stating proper standards and procedures of network troubleshooting
  -- reduced network troubleshooting and down time by 20%, guaranteeing continuous network connectivity
- Provided category five termination training to four Core workcenter personnel--training saved eight hours of 
  manpower by empowering newly trained personnel to cable up 42 computer clients on Training AOC floor
-Installed telephone system in training center--enabled technicians to train on
  equipment before deploying and operating mission-essential equipment--achieved VOIP certification
- Extremely talented! Dilligently installed backup Theater Battle Management Core Systems suite for CAOC 
  creating a unique networking schematic used to patch spare servers onto the live system with no interruption

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT:
- Dedicated to physical fitness--achieved an amazing 100 composite score on new Air Force fitness program,
  placed in the upper two percent of the squadron; formally recognized by the squadron commander in June 2005
- Driven to higher education; completed two classes though St. Leo University-- Maintained a 4.0 G.P.A
  -- Awarded nine credits towards completion of Community College of The Air Force Associates Degree
- Attended commercial Network Management Software Course; trained four technicains on new skills learned
- Awarded Distinguished Graduate upon completing Air Operations Center Initial Qualification Training course

BASE OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
-Donated notebooks and paper to local Sumter County school district's "Back on the Bus" program.
  -- materials collected provide much needed school supplies to underprivileged children in 31 local schools.
- Strong supporter of unit activities; played in the ###th Computer Operations Squadrons booster club's golf
  tournament; Raised $1000 in funds to offset the cost of the annual holiday party.
- Volunteered 16 hours building local Habitat for Humanity homes; saved project over $160 in labor expenses

Note: 

  Overall a good package.  There were a couple of spelling errors, spacing issues, numbering problems and Acronym errors as referenced...  Spelling errors in any award package portrays the writer in negative light, thus hinders the person competing.  It doesn't take much to spell check a package.  Do it.  otherwise, it is just attention to detail.  Just a reminder numbers under 10 spelled out unless they deal with time or follow numbers larger than 10 in the same bullet.


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