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 Communications and Information Award Program 

Award Cat: Amn 2E C&I
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AFI 36-2845

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- Superior airman who sets the standard of excellence performing with the highest degree of leadership and 
  technical skills found in seasoned Non-Commissioned officer; top airman out of 40 in squadron
- Volunteer for Operation Iraq Freedom from July thru November 03 at forward operating base location
- Key indispensable asset operating and maintaining the 9 voice switches providing an average of 25,000 
  incoming and outgoing telephone call daily a two army locations, Camp Swampy and Camp Swampier and
  one Aerial Port operation--demonstrating superb customer service skills while dealing with other services
- Exemplary effort in managing and resolving major communications outage affecting Camp Swampy and Camp
  Swampier; population of more than 1500 personnel during first week of mission operations in workcenter
  -- Faced with no documentation or programming information on the existing equipment, directed a team of 5 
      technicians in a methodical and crafted troubleshooting and problem resolution process--resulting in the
      identification of several equipment and programming errors as a result of actions from the previous team
  -- Immediately began training less experienced team members; readied them to work independently for faster
     troubleshooting and problem determination--excellent utilization of personnel, resources, and dollars
  -- Outstanding orchestration of technicians and actions resulted in restoration of full service within 4 hours of
      breakdown, complete documentation and reprogramming of telephone switch with new cut sheets; great feat
- Goal achiever-- maintaining numerous crucial telephone lines to the vital Air Evacuation Hospital and 
  Aerial Port mission; maintained superb operational capability percentage in the 4 months deployed
- Led teams of technicians in resolving more than 120 trouble calls during this period--numerous problems
  were resolved within 15 minutes of troubleshooting--exceptional skill providing optimal service throughout
- Managed construction of a training lab for further skill proficiency for 6 team members; greatly enhancing OJT
  -- Only true telephone wire specialist--provided training necessary to make other members of the telephone
      workcenter knowledgeable--capable of rectifying routine and complex wiring issues; saved 100 manhours
  -- Proactiveness and foresight--savings of nearly 12 months per individual for their skill level upgrade
- Key asset implementing Defense Information Systems Agency mandatory reduction in worldwide Defense
  Switched Network (DSN) capability on Camp Wolf, Champion and Air Terminal Operations Center (ATOC)
  -- Reduced average DSN calls from 26,500 to 13,700 per day and busy circuits from 85 to 44 times daily
  -- Implemented prioritized DSN services for over 230 separate DSN lines affecting over 2500 users
  -- His efforts lowered number of telephones with Worldwide DSN access from 186 to 92; met numerous goals
  -- Improved performance, improved line quality and virtually eliminated Worldwide DSN busy signals
- Composed under pressure to reconfigure Army phone circuit supporting Army Chief of Staff immediate request
  for new Satellite Passenger Terminal at Camp Wolf; telephone service vital to terminal operations
  -- Skillfully and quickly learning functions of unfamiliar Army telephone equipment and identifying required 
      actions to get the circuit up and operational; high priority project with visibility with Senior Army personnel
  -- Quick actions resulted in worldwide telephone service in new terminal within 2 hours of request--Top notch
  -- Outstanding telephone technician whose skills and management experience far exceed those of his peers

- Subject Matter Expert for voice communication training--trained 15 reserve and guard personnel on the Basic
  Access Module; filling out configuration sheets, installing switches, fabricating and testing cables configuring
  long haul trunk groups; reduced training time from 6 months to 2 weeks in preparation for o/s deployment
- Trained 4 technicians from the 567 CS active duty; High praise from Superintendent of "C" flight

- Outstanding achiever! Selected as the EAMS Top performer while deployed 
- Recognized as a Superior Performer during healthy Start 03 exercise with 3 other units at Camp Swampiest

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