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Lance P. Sijan USAF Leadership

Award Cat: Junior Enlisted
Winner: no

AFI 36-2805 para 3.9

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The following Lance P. Sijan USAF Leadership Example has been taken out of a IMT document.  I have changed mission information 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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I found this package to be rather interesting.  First off, on each category, the writer added one liners.  There is nothing in the AFI that discuss this one way or the other.  I think it is a good way of bringing overall ability to light at the same time plugging in buzz words of the time.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY  Exceptional gifted watch supervisor in AMC's most demanding ATC complex
- #1 of 86 NCOs in <##> OSS--<##> OG NCO of the Quarter and Watch Supervisor of the Quarter for Jul-Sept 2004
- Selected as Team Chief--a SNCO position! Awesome success managing & mentoring 21 air traffic controllers
- Committed to excellence! Responsible for the safe flying operation of over $9.12 billion in US Air Force acft
- Continued oversight of $8.3 million critical communication systems provided guarded flying area for all users
- Tower Simulation System & training recognized as "bench mark" for ATC--upgrade/qualification lead in AMC
- Supervised ATC integration of new C-5 Tactical Arrival and Departure ops; facilitated aircrew safety in AOR
- Updated 10 emergency action checklists; identified & corrected several critical deficiencies--increased safety
- ATC spokesman; provided comprehensive facility & Tower Simulation System briefings to more than 50 DVs
- Entrusted with bases flying safety as Assistant Chief Standardization and Evaluation; evaluates new controllers

PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP Able to adapt and overcome even the most difficult of situations without error
- Masterfully facilitated arrival of C-5 with engine shut down & gear malfunction; aircraft was safely recovered
- Safety conscious! Quickly canceled takeoff clearance for C-5 when flock of birds crossed runway; acft saved
- Flawlessly rerouted taxiing aircraft around massive C-5 fuel leak; ensured unfettered access by recovery crews
- Safely routed Life Guard helicopter arrival at DGMC while minimizing delays to traffic; neo-natal child evac'd
- Resourceful! Gave suggested headings to reorient lost civilian aircraft; potential disastrous situation averted
- Visually observed gear were down for IFR transient DC-9 with landing gear malfunction; aircraft landed safely
- Supervised safe, orderly, & expeditious separation, sequencing and advisory service for 40K flying customers
  -- Expedited more than 300 airlift missions carrying personnel & valuable material; ensured on-time departures
  -- Facilitated for 100% on time departures of humanitarian relief acft carrying life saving supplies to Indonesia
- Selected to attend Air Operations Center Airspace Deconfliction Course; strengthened AOC weapons systems
- Re-certified in all tower positions just 3 days after redeployment; prevented critical watch supervisor shortage

LEADERSHIP IMAGE Highly admired SSgt whose leadership is best defined by the successes of his Airmen
- Unequivocal professionalism and service led to Airfield Operations Flight earning <##> OG Team of the Quarter
- Developed his team in to a technical and professional powerhouse; recognized as model for other tower teams
  -- 2 selected for promotion BTZ, 4 Squadron Quarterly winners, 1 Group Yearly winner, ALS academic award
- Fit to fight! Led team to a 100% pass rating on new Air Force fitness test; 2 troops earned astonishing 100%
- Performed vital prep for 2004 Air Traffic System Eval (ATSEP); identified/corrected 20 procedural problems
  -- Recognized by grp and sq commander, facility chief, peers, and AMC ATSEP team as exceptional performer
- Maintained an astounding 97% through demanding Airspace Operations Center course; awarded Airspace Cup
- Organized entire Squadrons efforts to win the 2004 Wing Commanders Trophy for Intramural athletics; coined
- Completed CCAF Associates of Airway Science Degree w/superb 3.7 G.P.A; pushed for troops to follow lead

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Exemplary military citizen...seeks out ways to improve the base & community
- Guiding light for community youth! Participated in adult/youth basketball game at <CITY> Christian School
- Selfless provider! Donated food and time towards <BASE> Fisher House; provided meals for families in need
- Participated in Squadron Booster Club fund raising events; helped raise over $8,000 for annual holiday party
- Spearheaded Squadron Designated Driver program for annual holiday party; recognized by OSS/CC--all safe
- Donated over 10 hours off duty time to "Toys For Tots" booth at Fairfield mall; over $25,000 in gifts received
- Delivered over 100 boxes of Thanksgiving & Christmas dinner supplies to needy families for Mission Solano
- Volunteered at <CHOMP> Air and Space Museum; working on development of new ATC exhibit
- Orchestrated NCO retirement ceremony on short notice; service member and attendees extremely appreciative

Final Note:

  I like the package, and especially the quantification.  I only found a couple of things.  first is the abbreviation for aircraft, acft.  I am not sure if that is an allowed abbreviation.  The other is ATC.  Not being from the career field, like most of the judges, I had to decipher what it stood for.  (Air Traffic Control).   Finally used DGMC, I have no idea what that stands for.  Besides those minor issues, this is a very sound package that easily reflects the purpose of all Lance P. Sijan awards, Leadership!

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