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Public Affairs Achievement Award 

Award Cat: Band NCO
Winner: Command

AFI 35-101, Chapter 13

Key Points to Writing
  • WRITE!!! The more you do it, the better you get.
  • Ask for HELP, the only person looking out for #1 is you.
  • The only person looking out for your Airman is YOU!
  • Use a spell checker.  F7 works great in MS Word.
  • Use various writing resources like Merriam-Webster Online.

The following example has been taken out of Adobe Reader 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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- Canny Human Resources Shop Chief; led by example a team of one sergeant and three airmen
  -- Top-notch leadership abilities, communication, coordination and recruiting skills led to the gaining
      of five critical needs band members; manning shortages treated as challenges and not impediments
- Senior vocalist of four assigned, plus eight volunteers; provided insightful guidance/leadership
  -- Made best use of limited practice time for vocal section preparation; assured mission readiness
- Directly managed/supervised/endorsed 16 enlisted personnel assigned to USAF Band of Liberty in
   diverse/multiple teams including Human Resources, audio-visual, graphic arts, and vocal rehearsals
- Vigorous, dynamic entertainer and vocalist in 115 performances before 386,000 audience members in
   7-state, 110,000 sq. mi. Geographical Area of Responsibility; 55 days TDY; 160+ hours on stage
- Increased skills in computer video production; shows greatly enhanced with visuals supporting AF

Leadership/Organizational & Planning Skills
- Driving force and vision behind "The American Hero" Spring 2002 Concert Band tour theme
  -- Artistic ingenuity, superb showmanship and exceptional creative prowess led to the success of 15
      performances throughout New England and New York for combined audiences of more than 50,000
- Dedicated five hours per month to work with local AF recruiters; took pains to become familiar with
  recruiter's needs/issues; his experiences as a former recruiter continue to serve well the USAF
- Lifetime member of Air Force Association and Air Force Sergeant's Association; sought career
  broadening outside his area of expertise; gained insights from time spent with other AF professionals
- Keynote ESC Speakers Bureau volunteer for No. Andover, (MA) American Legion; inspired 200+
- Completed Emergency Medical Technician Degree in spite of demanding performance/admin schedule
- Volunteered 6-10 hours off-duty time monthly to the Massachusetts Adoptions Resources Exchange
  -- Selected to serve on group's Steering Committee, a position of great trust; worked with officials
      to help find homes for Massachusetts/New Hampshire children; his endeavors made a difference
- In charge of a 30-member adult/20-member youth choir, Ballardvale Christian Church, Andover MA
  -- Positive role model--mentored two children in youth choir; provided companionship, wise counsel
- Took time from leave to assist local student in career exploration assignment; provided examples from
   his personal work experiences, offered advice/suggestions, answered student's interview questions
- Identified by Shop Chief as "Our most energetic NCO; an example to subordinates and SNCOs alike!"

Judgement and Decisions
- Technical producer, advisor and performer for high-visibility, HAFB-sponsored C2ISR Summit
  -- Designed, assembled and implemented lighting and production plans for entire four-day event
  -- Supervised a crew of five NCOs and airmen; operated lighting systems valued at over $250,000
  -- Enjoyed complete trust of unit commander; represented CC at all meetings and planning events
  -- Devoted over 500 on/off duty hours during seven months to ensure overall success of the venture
  -- Involvement saved AF over $75K contract equipment and consulting costs; got it done "in house"
- Maintained sharp focus on band career field needs and goals; always sought new ways to promote AF
  -- Worked doggedly to insure other AF bands were at full strength; vacancies reduced by over 30%

Musical Accomplishments
- Mentored video productions staff--troubleshot mechanical/electronics problems; oversaw assemblies
- Selfless initiative!--volunteered to work four months out of AFSC as pianist; prevented mission failure
  -- Made an immediate impact; swiftly learned keyboard parts for two different shows intended for
      high school potential recruits in New York, New Hampshire TDYs; helped deliver AF message
- Integral to new band CD--featured vocalist on one song; sang on all four; rehearsed, coached vocalists
  for off-site recordings; insured smooth transition from initial preparation to finished, polished product
- Twice requested to sing anthem for Boston Red Sox; AF talent seen, heard by millions on TV/radio
- Band NCO of the Year, 2002, plus selected Band NCO of the Quarter; sterling record of performance

General Notes:

  Not surprised this won...  But there was a spelling error in the Category title.  That can get your package dropped.  be careful of such things.  Use F7 or the Spell checker in IMT..

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