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 Communications and Information Award Program 

Award Cat: NCO 3C0 C&I
Winner: No

AFI 36-2845









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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.  If you have anything you would like to submit, please do so.  If you have found this information useful, please let me know. Everyone of these letters has taken considerable amount of time to put together.  Please treat yourself to something special from one of the ads on the page.  We will both get something out of it.  (All money gathered pays for hosting fees and domain fees.  HONESTLY, when I see money come in it also prompts me to work harder on the site.)

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

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS:
- Deployed to Gulfport, MS for Hurricane Katrina relief ops--11K tons supplies delivered/5.8K people rescued
  -- Established link to Gulfport ANG Training Center...extended network to 5,000+ users--provided critical C2
  -- Setup morale tent/Internet cafe...installed 12 laptops--provided network svcs to 500 troops/14 organizations
- Supervised pallet buildup for Hurricane Rita...11 pallets reconfigured for C-17 in 7 hours--UTCs 100% ready
- Palletized four UTC increments for Pakistan earthquake relief ops...100% air mobile--forces rapidly deployed
- Provided key support to COMSEC vault...processed three shipments--received 106 lbs material for five units
- Prepared COMSEC admin kit for Pakistan deployment...coordinated w/vault for Iridium phones & key material
  -- Trained monitors on Data Transfer Device operation and deployed folder mgt--ensured compliance w/AFIs
- Supervised rekey of 44 Secure Terminal Equipment terminals...preserved interoperability--deployment ready
- Organized $8M Theater Deployable Comm (TDC) by UTC and increment--decreased pallet build-up time 40%
- Oversaw 100% inventory of work center equipment in storage--completed accountability of $650K in 8 hours
  -- Supervised turn-in of $25K in outdated computer equipment to DRMO--enabled re-utilization of 120+ items
- Engineered "Squadron First" virtual local area network design for exercise--decreased network errors by 75%
- Developed and taught Red Data Module/TACLANE class for 12 NCC personnel--eliminated training shortfall
- Taught six NCC personnel on Bluecoat proxy server setup/admin--increased qualified personnel by one-fourth
- Led helpdesk in replacement of 35 outdated computers...completed in 1 week--vital upgrade for 160 personnel
- Drafted safety program self-inspection checklist--found/fixed 17 discrepancies--benchmarked checklist for unit
- Created database to track recurring safety training requirements for 55 personnel--ensured flight 100% trained
- Coordinated work center AEF readiness with Unit Deployment Manager--100% accurate reports for 23 troops
- Accomplished 100% JQS tasks for 7-level UGT in 2 weeks--appointed trainer/certifier for 25 shop personnel
  -- Trained six Airmen on 192 5-level upgrade tasks...personnel now 100% UTC qualified--enhanced readiness
- Scheduled hearing exams and conservation training for 55 personnel--increased completion rate from 0 to 95%
- Supervised complete inventory of $600K in TDC equipment--facilitated ACC-directed upgrade for 14 servers
- Developed TDC training area...mirrored deployed NCC setup--55 personnel received hands-on equip training
- Authored curriculum on deployable network troubleshooting techniques--enhanced training for 14 NCC troops
- Contributed in unit's first successful build-up of 6KTE series UTC--palletized 40K lbs/15 increments in 10 hrs

LEADERSHIP ABILITIES AND MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCES:
- Lead NCC planner for 3-level comm field exercise--drafted training objectives/designed network architecture
  -- Excelled as site NCOIC...led team from multiple work centers/AFSCs--facilitated training for 22 personnel
- Validated 120 net connections in 2 hrs during Operational Readiness Exercise--earned "Superior Performer"
  -- Led 3-man network team during 20 hour shift--ensured network infrastructure was in-place/fully operational
  -- Single-handedly reconfigured five TACLANEs and four switches--reestablished SIPRNet access to 30 users
- Procured shortfalled equipment to complete TDC package for Hurricane Katrina relief ops--UTCs 100% ready
  -- Supervised 20 troops process and palletize 13 increments--three UTCs enroute to Gulf Coast in just 30 hours
- Hand-picked COMSEC accountant for unit...quickly revamped five accounts--established 100% accountability
  -- Elevated two accounts from unsat to error-free in only 3 weeks--lauded by CC for "Outstanding" inspection

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
- #1 3C NCO in unit! Earned flight Warrior of Month/squadron Communications & Information NCO of Quarter
- Outstanding technician! Achieved a "zero defect" Maintenance Standardization Evaluation Program evaluation
- Excelled in C4 event during # CCG readiness competition--installed and validated all NCC services in 9 hours
  -- Effort instrumental in outpacing three squadrons during event--vaulted unit to 1st place in overall competition
- Consolidated three shop safety programs into one flight program--standardized safety training for 55 personnel
  -- Achieved zero repeat write-ups on compliance inspection--program lauded as "Best in Group" by inspectors
- Top notch NCO! Training/program mgmt efforts vital to # CCG earning the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

NOTE:

  Good package.  There were a couple of spelling mistakes (svcs = SVCS & shortfalled is not a word), and a couple of numbering issues.  (Numbers under 10 spelled out unless they deal with time or follow numbers larger than 10 in the same bullet.)  After reading the winning package, this one doesn't have the same caliber of strength the other has.  The quantification bullet, first line under Other accomplishments sounds like fluff.  The individual was #1 for the quarter, but not overall.  Overall, it is solid, the NCO and supervisor did a very good job.

 


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