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AF Maintenance Professional (FY04)

Award Cat: NCO
Winner: Yes

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- Top notch NCO! Developed comprehensive reconnaissance systems mission capabilities metrics spreadsheet
  -- Provided senior leadership, and maintainers with precise ground systems and aircraft status reporting for the
  entire RC-135 RIVET JOINT (RJ) fleet worldwide, enhanced decision making abilities for mission success
- Architect for unique RC-135 Quick Reaction Capability test to evaluate operational status prior to deployment
  -- Ensured viable aircraft secure voice communication capabilities to ground forces and Intelligence agencies
  -- Enabled sustained rapid deployments of fully mission capable RC-135 RJ aircraft in support of the global
  war on terror including Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF)
- Conducted review of flight line maintenance programs and continuity books in preparation for ACC Logistics,
  Standards, Evaluation Team inspection; ensured work center compliance with AF and ACC directives
  -- Created and implemented work center Hazardous Communication Training program from scratch
- Manager of highest caliber; creative initiative decreased Core Automated Maintenance System (CAMS) Data
  Integrity Team error rates by 25%; coordinated with home base and oversees personnel to correct errors
  -- Seized opportunity to train personnel on CAMS maintenance data documentation entries and procedures
  -- Efforts ensured the ## IS had the lowest CAMS error rate on base with the highest number of CAMS actions
- Sterling NCO leadership catalyst for ## WG Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) "Excellent" rating
  -- Decisive application of Ability To Survive & Operate procedures garnered praise from ACC IG team
- Personified one team, one fight; led 10 man workforce in repair of three non-mission capable aircraft in
  preparation for simultaneous wing ORI and HHQ tasked surge operations supporting OIF and OEF operations
  -- Voluntarily returned to duty after completing Phase I mobility processing to direct aircraft maintenance
  -- Enabled ##th Wing to support both war time operations and ACC ORI with 100% mission capable RJ fleet
- Spearheaded creation of local RC-135 RJ isochronical phase package; facilitated the documentation and
  accountability of equipment inspections and performance of operational check outs of installed aircraft systems
  -- Reduced the average number of Quality Assurance phase inspection discrepancies from over a dozen per
  aircraft to under five, with four of the last five aircraft completing phase having zero discrepancies
- Leadership crucial to the unit's successful completion of two RED Flag Exercises and three Weapon School
  deployments to Nellis AFB, NV; directed the maintenance actions and deployment preparations of five aircraft
  -- Prioritized jobs and assigned work crews to repair aircraft discrepancies, in one instance ensured aircraft
  was worked around the clock "30 hours" right up until air crew accepted the aircraft just prior to take-off
- Coordinated and submitted Quality Deficiency Report through host base Quality Assurance to 645 Materials
  Squadron, Detachment 2 (Det-2) Greenville TX, to correct deficiencies in equipment received from Supply
  -- Identified a problem to Det-2 of an irregularity in the neoprene coating on low band antennas giving the
  appearance of a structural crack in construction, engineers determined irregularity as being cosmetic only
  -- Eliminated need to replace of antennas; saved $50,000 in replacement cost and $30,000 in shipping cost
- Continuously sought self improvement through education; a role model for his peers and subordinates alike
  -- Completed three Air Force management computer base training courses to enhance management abilities
- Enhanced work center personnel moral and improved work environment through self-help painting project;
  reorganized flight line dispatch area providing user friendly work space for maintainers to dispatch from
- System expert; troubleshot and replaced five Direction Finding subsystem antennas and a system processor
  -- Increased hostile radar location and downed aircraft crash position indicator system detection capabilities
- Coordinated with National Security Agency personnel and contract engineers on the installation, interface and
  testing of unique airborne Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) system; resulted in a 100% mission success rate
- Member of expert team that discovered a recurring manufacturer defect on RC-135 modular equipment racks
  -- Worked weekends/after hours to find/correct problem; prevented possible damage to critical intel equipment
- Coordinated largest ever home-station RJ upgrade of five Baseline (BL)-7 aircraft to BL-7X configuration


  OUTSTANDING package, no wonder why it won!  Every bullet is measurable and has impact.


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