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 Communications and Information Award Program 

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The following Example has been taken out of IMT viewer so the formatting might be off.  I did not changed mission information, only names to protect myself and the people I have received the information from.

I will attempt to give a little insight to the entire process if I know it.

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- Leads by example; diligent professionalism with an extreme work ethic who proved invaluable to the mission 
- Always ready; mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) from June 03 to January 04; first to volunteer
- Deployed on short notice for 190 days to USCENTCOM supporting # Air Expeditionary Mobility Squadron 
- Key player on the Network Control Center (NCC); SrA <LNAME> performed system hardware and software 
  operations; administration and management that supported more than 1500 people in 6 months
- Commitment excellence to mission was instrumental in guaranteeing 24/7 availability to the war fighter
- Service with a smile; expertly handled over 600 help desk assignments, loading programs, files, and databases
- Configured and engineered a network firewall during change-over of personnel--securing the network
- Responded to trouble calls and console messages and signals isolating faults, determining causes and
  recovering computers from malfunctions due to hardware and software and communications failures
  -- Ensured 47th Combat Support Hospital received secured classified network service within an hour after
     cable was destroyed by heavy equipment--his efforts were key to restoring service; major accomplishment
     --- Vital for incoming army personnel casualties being process for evacuations for additional treatment 
- Key performer in migration project from the Army's network to Kuwait City Air Base (KCAB) AF network
  -- Engineered, installed, and implemented the new network control center during the migration to KCAB
  -- Diligent, through 16 hour days and nights, running many tests, prepared the cutover with minimal down time
- Utilized his military and civilian experience as a key player in resolving network control center problems
  -- Proactive in identifying and documenting with Microsoft Visio all network cables and switch ports
  -- Identified and organized more than 100 cables connecting more than 30 control center server systems
  -- Dramatically improved response time to system outages with pinpoint accuracy of connections to servers 
- Identified, contained and eradicated 8 computer viruses: zero downtime and not lost of critical mission date
  -- Maintained the security of all servers ensuring proper patches and countermeasure were applied quickly
  -- Installed and configured 26 new unclass and classified servers, 12 racks and two 6513 distribution switches
- Superior efforts directly supported Wing's Total Force mission safely generating in excess of 800 sorties, 5200 
  flying hours, and off-load of 50 million pounds of fuel to over 1,000 receiver aircraft
- Rebuilt over 40 workstations ensuring that all were compliant with new Air Force security standards
- Worked diligently to contain a virus outbreak on the network to ensure minimal downtime -- four different 
  virii struck within a two week period -- all considered, able to keep 98% uptime during the attack

- Primarily responsible for nearly $2 million worth of deployed communications equipment and resources
- Produced detailed maps of Camp Swampy, Camp Swampier and Air Traffic Ops Center network infrastructure
  -- Meticulously traced, identified, labeled and tested all Network Control Center (NCC) communications 
      equipment and documented for latest anti-virus update; ensured all patches were installed and working
- Led deployed team as computer and printer maintenance primary technician during period when the site was 
  short of working equipment and with a lack of ample parts and supplies--resourceful in acquiring needed parts
- Provided training to army personnel protecting the network and proper procedures for reporting violations
- Outstanding communications operator whose skills and management experience well exceeds those of his peers

- While deployed, volunteered to DJ the music for the Christmas and New Years party; received high accolades
- Duly recognized as the Outstanding Performer for the Month of Sept 2003 for his contributions to the mission 
-- Received a coin from Brig General Halftrack, who was visiting the area of responsibility during this time
-- Furthermore, Maj General Brass was also present and stated, "...if Amn <Lname> would pursue becoming a pilot 
    I would write a personal recommendation for him"; an incredible compliment and honor 
- Presented a coin from the commander of the Army Field Hospital for providing outstanding support in fixing 


  VERY Good package!  Writer used persons name, that is something normally frowned on.  Besides that, this is a very solid package, and the board probably never noticed it.

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