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Public Affairs Achievement Award 

Award Cat: Band NCO
Winner: Wing

AFI 35-101, Chapter 13

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The following example has been taken out of a IMT 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.

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- {L NAME} is an exceptional military professional! Top shelf NCO, manager, leader, supervisor and bandsman 
- Superb horn instrumentalist! Exceptional musicianship ensured mission success in 132 total performances with
  concert band, brass quintet, ceremonial and marching bands for audiences exceeding 109,000; TDY 25 days 
  -- Supported AF recruiting, troop morale and community relations throughout a seven-state geographic area 
- Tremendous NCOIC of brass quintet, unit's most versatile group; managed five personnel during 39 concerts 
  -- Performed for SECAF, CSAF, CMSAF at Corona Top 03 Civic Leaders Reception, Heraldic Dinner and
      Town Hall Meeting; executed late-notice tasking for 20-minute show at AFMC Commander's Conference 
  -- Provided excellent musical support at two separate high-level 17 Dec 03 events commemorating the Wright
      Brothers' First Flight; insured troops were outfitted to perform in bitter cold without compromising mission 
- Absolutely unit's best concert band/brass quintet operations coordinator--58 total performances, three TDY's 
  -- Planned/executed all mission logistical details for 50-member concert band and six-member brass quintet 

Leadership/Organizational & Planning 
- Unmatched attention to detail; as concert band/brass quintet operations coordinator insured mission success 
  -- Unit liaison for military/civilian sponsors; arranged advertising with print and broadcast media, procured
      transportation, developed itineraries and driving instructions, tracked vital statistics for Air Staff reports 
  -- Trained and mentored inexperienced unit operations staff--willingly provided expert advise and guidance 
- French Horn Section Leader; managed five person section; oversaw preparation and workload distribution 
- Set the standard for new USAF physical fitness requirements and presents impeccable "poster boy" AF image 
  -- Maintained rigorous training regimen; completed grueling half-marathon at the 2003 USAF Marathon 
- Squadron Key Worker for 2003 Combined Federal Campaign--helped raise over $5,000--122% of unit's goal 
- Teaches six horn students and directs nine-member brass ensemble at Earlham College in Richmond, IN 
- Planned/hosted five-day "Bible Camp" at his home for 19 children; active in Neighborhood Watch program 

Judgment and Decisions 
- Hand-picked to manage band operations for toughest high-pressure, high-visibility events--set peak standard 
  -- Insured mission accomplishment during concert band Ohio Bicentennial TDY despite breakdown of one of
      the band busses--sent operational bus ahead to next city with set-up crew while waiting on replacement bus 
  -- Coordinated TDY logistics for concert band Chicago trip--praised by band's Director of Tours for calmly
      managing stressful issues, leading three vehicles through busy Chicago streets and maintaining troop morale 
  -- Expertly coordinated performances in Cincinnati during two-day Tall Stacks Festival--a logistical nightmare 
- Outstanding mentor, directly supervises three airmen--one awarded unit Airman of the Quarter; arranged to
  have second troop reenlisted by AFMC/CV Lt Gen Reynolds; guided other high-maintenance troop to succeed 
- When band received last minute request to provide musical support for local Reserve Marine unit's return from
  deployment in Iraq, {L NAME} willingly volunteered brass quintet, despite occurring during hectic Corona week 
  -- Assembled/directed musical ensemble to support two additional last-minute deployed Marine ceremonies 

Musical Accomplishments 
- Provided musical support for high-level military and civilian events including President Bush's 4 Jul 03 visit,
  Corona Top 03, year-long Ohio Bicentennial celebrations, Inventing Flight Festival, and Centennial of Flight 
  -- Additionally performed for AFMC/CC and ASC/CC retirement dinners and change-of-command ceremonies 
- Performed joint concert with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra at the magnificent Schuster Center--featured
  world-premier, three-movement musical tribute to the Centennial of Flight, commissioned by the Band of Flight 
- Continued professional development by attending separate master classes with renowned members of the
  Chicago Symphony; Bud Herseth, Principal Trumpet and Gail Williams, Associate Principal French Horn 
  -- Highly respected by peers as a superb horn instrumentalist! Performs regularly with local orchestra's/bands 
- Constantly in contact with the public, always professional in performance--our top supporter of PA mission!

General Notes:

  Just a couple of numbering problems...

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