Award Examples

Public Affairs Achievement Award 

Award Cat: Band Officer
Winner: yes- to MAJCOM

AFI 35-101, Chapter 13

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  • The only person looking out for your Airman is YOU!
  • Use a spell checker.  F7 works well in MS Word.
  • Use various writing resources like Merriam-Webster Online.

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.

I will attempt to give a little insight to the entire process if I know it.

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- Superbly managed the visual and aural impact of the Band of Liberty; as USAF, AFMC and ESC ambassadors,
   showed the public "Excellence in All We Do" is not just a core value, but is the basis for actions of all airmen 
  -- Instrumental in getting latest AF messages to the customer; acquired "Cross Into the Blue" commercials to use 
      as part of unit's multimedia efforts to deliver messages in 502 concerts to audiences totaling over 522K 
  -- As stage manager, keen eye for detail vastly improved overall look and ability to communicate an image of 
     excellence and professionalism to the public while reducing safety hazards through new ORM procedures 
- Skilled leader in the implementation and execution of CC's vision for the media facelift of the Band of Liberty; 
  -- Lead development team in creating new band logo, state of the art recruiting display and interactive website 
- Spearheaded commander's new initiative for expanding the Band of Liberty's educational outreach programs 
  -- Organized high school and collegiate student guest; coordinated scholarship program with Hanscom OWC 

- Deputy Commander/Associate Music Director: Principal liaison between the commander and the unit in all areas of 
  military and musical operations, administration and logistics for squadron with 59 enlisted personnel, over $2.6M 
  in resources, annual budget of $755K and an eight state Area of Responsibility (AOR) 
- OIC of Productions: Chairperson of CC's Productions Committee; programs music, writes/produces shows;
  rehearses/oversees vocal prep/choreography/costuming; stage/multimedia and sound/lighting design manager 
- OIC of Recruiting and Retention: Manages Human Resources (HR) shop; oversees auditions and accessions,
  monitors morale trends and acts as liaison between squadron members and commander; facilitates 1st Shirt 
- Operational Risk Management (ORM) Focal Point: Oversees/directs squadron ORM program; ensures proper
  training/equipping; coordinates with base Safety Office; member of ESC Working Group/Steering Committee 
- Management Control Program POC: Responsible for the proper implementation and use of financial controls; puts 
  checks and balances system in place to ensure fiscal resource responsibility; supervises/writes reports 

- Recognized leader; Offutt band CC personally requested her to bridge critical gap between commanders 
  -- Superbly led Heartland of America band on a six-day TDY in MN during a time of uncertainty for the troops 
      --- Expertly planned three separate programs; used skills to choose different weapons for varying targets; 
            incoming CC said concerts were entertaining and told the AF story; hit the target dead center each time 
  -- High expectations coupled with an engaging leadership style put troops at ease while still demanding their 
      best; morale at a high point at her departure insuring comfortable atmosphere for the incoming commander 
  -- Excellent attention to detail and motivational skills enabled superior performances with only 4 days prep 
- Eye-watering success! Astutely lead ceremonial band through high viz change of command/redesignation ceremony 
  for 21AF becoming 21EMTF. AMC senior leadership thrilled with level and quality of support. 

- USAF Band CC hand-selected her to co-produce Centennial of Flight CD/DVD project for CSAF; her acute
   aural skills, attention to detail and confidence made her clear choice for tasking. Results: World class product 
- Commander's first choice to lead team to produce ESC/CC's request for newest force multiplier CD project 
  -- Impeccable ears! Used superior skills to edit/mix "New England Holidays" creating highest quality product
      in half the time a project of this magnitude should take; saving limited funding and valuable unit man-hours 
  -- Demonstrated incredible versatility and vast expertise in the recording of multiple groups in various styles 
  -- Key and essential in communication between commander and new vendor; experience and flexibility under fire 
      smoothed over numerous changes in schedule, differences in equipment; diplomatic and professional 
- Diversity initiative rep for AF band officers; as only gender and ethnic minority in officer career field,
   has firsthand understanding of the importance of bringing bands closer to the AF and nation's diversity breakout 
   -- Selected by SAF/PAB to represent the officer corps for career field on newly formed diversity committee

General Notes:

Interesting package.  The only thing I didn't like was the triple bullets and the two line triple bullets

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