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AF Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award (FY05)

Award Cat: Technician Supervisor
Winner: ???

AFI 36-2845

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

- Seasoned NCO; handpicked for duty position normally held by SNCO; #1 of 10 production team supervisors
- Production Guru--leads 95 military & civilian maintainers produced 1.5K sorties/11.2K annual flying hours
- Enabler; deployed to SWA in support of OEF/OIF combat mission; supervised 1275 mx actions to sustain
  97% msn capability rate with 2245 hrs flown on 232 combat mission in direct support of Allied ground forces
- Maintenance (MX) guru on RC-135 RIVET JOINT (RJ) recon suite; ACC premier ISR collection platform
- Key to fleet health; maintains RJ system above 95% msn capable rate--15% over ACC standard for RC-135's
- Manages one-of-a-kind $25M RJ Mission Trainer (RJMT) and $1.1B training labs & data processing centers
- Mx oversight provides reliable real-time realistic ground systems for crew training to 7 diverse sq in 55 Wg
- #1 choice deployment lead--successfully completed two RED Flag Exercises and three Weapon School TDYs
- Quality first; back to basic fleet health focus evident--mx indicators up 2 years in a row despite high ops tempo
  -- RC-135V/W mx indicators up in 7 of 9 standardized area; 7% jump in mission capable rate in 2004
- Superior MX manager; cut in half number of delayed discrepancies fleet wide; despite >MAX Surge ops tempo

- Highest standard; training and diligent follow-up decreased flight's automated mx data error rate by 25%
- Steward of AF assets; completed top-to-bottom validation $18M forward deployed spare parts kits; over 400
  items inventoried--identified 40 obsolete items--acquired correct parts--bolstered war fighting capability
- Created acft major mx flow plan to reduce total time required by 10% and ensures inspections accountability
- Built from scratch safety/health programs at deployed location--sq now in-compliance; zero findings wg safety
- Developed RJ msn capabilities metrics report; precise worldwide status for senior leaders/adopted fleet-wide
- While deployed, identified flaws in several maintenance management programs; quickly remedied shortfalls
  -- Technical Orders not current; quickly ordered updates--guaranteed reference accuracy, first time in months
- Established Tool Accountability System; identified/corrected deficiencies; 60% accountability improvement
- Development a comprehensive unit self-inspection checklists--shop 100% in-compliance during ACC UCI
- Keen leader; revamped section's training program for over 50 troops; reduced overall training backlog by 15%

- Master creator; coordinated NSA and contract engineers effort to create, interface and test unique airborne
  direction finding receiver system--from concept to combat fielded in record time; must have capability reality
- Keen eye; found manufactures defect on rigid signal lines, degraded signal strength--initiated AF wide recall
- Designed depot approved field level keyboard refurbished procedure; saved over $10K costs in first year
- Identified antenna anomaly indicating structural defect; coordinated with Depot--engineers deemed cosmetic
  -- Eliminated need to replace antenna inventory; saved over $50K replacement and $30K shipping expenses
- Conducted review of flight line maintenance programs and continuity books in preparation for ACC Logistics,
  Standards, Evaluation Team inspection; ensured work center compliance with directives; result--zero findings

- Tenacious leader; flag bearer of cooperation with ## AMU--drives home "one-team one-fight" motto for mx
  -- Invaluable team work ensured ##AMXS was named as 2004 AF Maintenance Effectiveness Award winner
- Skilled effort resulted in AIA selecting ##IS as AF winner of 2004 Director's Trophy, AF #1 SIGINT sq!
- #1 Mx leader ## IS; leadership/system savvy earned recognition as Maintenance Professional of the Year 04
- #1 NCO!  Earned NCO of the month for ### ERS Mar 05 and ## IS Lance P. Sijan Leadership award 05
- Pursuing Professional Aeronautics Bachelors degree from Embry Riddle University and maintains 4.0 GPA
- Continual pursuit of excellence; completed three AF management computer courses to hone management skills
- Displayed superb community involvement; performed extensive yard maintenance for disable veterans home
- Active in community; member of NCO Association, AF Sergeant Association, and Veterans of Foreign Wars
- Unanimously elected vice-president Top IV organization Al Udeid AB, Qatar; enhanced troop morale


  OUTSTANDING package.   Every bullet is measurable and has impact.  I liked the way the author utilized the individual winning Squadron awards.  The LPS is a good example.  Although the individual didn't win the Command or Wing, he did win the Squadron.  My only grip would be the unsubstantiated intro bullet.  Why was the individual #1 of 10? 


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