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Public Affairs Achievement Award 

Award Cat: Band Officer
Winner: Command

AFI 35-101, Chapter 13

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Overall Effectiveness and Job Accomplishment
- Handpicked by AFMC/CC and ESC/CC to command the most densely populated regional band AOR
  -- Quickly established a command and leadership style focused on big picture AF needs and goals
  -- Effectively delegated responsibility and authority to leverage leadership of deputy and senior staff
  -- Guaranteed unit's legacy of excellence while establishing foundation for future improvements
- Completed Squadron Officer's School in Residence
- Superb communicator! Through speeches delivered during 17 public concerts, delivered important
  recruiting and public affairs messages to public audiences throughout New England and New York
  -- USSPACE/CC requested by name to narrate/co-write script for AFSPC change of command
- Prepared compelling PowerPoint briefing on USNORTHCOM standup impact on the Band of the
  Rockies' manning, funding, and facilities requirements--reaped $280K in unit facilities improvement
- Elevated Band of Liberty's public concert multi-media presentations to higher level--delivered
  most current AF recruiting video segments to 28,000--improved visual impact and audience appeal
- Conceived and implemented replay of AFNews videotaped holiday messages from deployed airmen
  overseas during 2002 holiday concerts--communicated the sacrifices made to protect our freedom

Leadership/Organizational and Planning Skills
- Led culmination of ongoing initiative to grant BAH to Band of Liberty's dormitory residents
  -- Produced immediate improvements in morale and retention and established credibility with airmen
  -- Removed single greatest impediment to recruitment of established, professionally trained recruits
- Facilitated short notice production of Holiday CD requested by ESC/CC for distribution to guests at
  2002 holiday reception--provided tangible reminder of USAF professionalism to community leaders
- As Deputy CC of USAF Band of the Rockies, led improvements to work environment and standards
  -- Coauthored the band's OI on crew rest and duty hours--established first ever guide for career field
  -- Standardized process, gave validity to process, reduced confusion and improved morale
  -- Coordinated with shop chiefs to create band's first complete documentation of collateral duties
  -- Led to reduced transition time (man hours saved) and increased retention of corporate knowledge
- Hosted masterclass by international trumpet star, Vince DiMartino, in AFSPC band CC's absence
  -- Demonstrated organizational and planning skills and band commander's trust of his leadership

Judgment and Decisions
- Wise beyond his years--maturity and impeccable judgment enabled him to provide the direction and
  take appropriate actions following the death of a former band member/spouse of current band member
  -- Stood down the rehearsal and administrative schedule to provide time for counseling and grief
  -- Provided the leadership, compassion and support to put the organization on a path of healing

Musical Accomplishments
- Produced and conducted "All for Freedom," a 30 minute multi-media tribute to WW II and Korean
  War veterans performed for 2500 at Armed Forces Day performance at USAF Academy
- Outstanding audio producer--his contribution to PBS TV special, The USAF Band of the Rockies and
  The USAF Band compact disc (CD) recordings vitally enhanced AF recruiting mission
- Either started or ended production of five force-multiplier CD projects in first six months of 2002
  -- Production work included completion of "Hands Across the Sea" and recording of multi-media
      DVD/CD project "Big Blue Ball," production and editing of Woodwind Quintet & Clarinet
      Quartet recording "Golden Door", post-production coordination of Wild Blue Country recording
      "Patriot's Dream", and pre-production coordination of Blue Steel recording to be named
- Selected from among his talented peers to co-produce the final recording of departing USAF Band CC
- The only officer the medically-profiled AFMC band CC considered as substitute conductor for
  band's vital concert tour to Indiana in Mar 02--resulted in critical acclaim for band and its command

General Notes:

  Lost the last line of the package.  Not surprised this won...  But there were a couple of huge spelling errors...

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