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Public Affairs Achievement Award 

Award Cat: Band SNCO
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 geat 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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Overall Effectiveness and Job Accomplishment
- Outstanding First Sergeant--Stan has been the cement that kept the place running through myriad
  local and unit leadership changes this year; guaranteed smooth transition for new CC and Chief
  -- Point man solving MILMOD inspired pay problems on six unit 1st term airmen
      ---Tapped into multiple established sources--AFPC, SAF/PA, local finance--to fix the problem
- Perpetually delivered consistent, stable product to audiences through masterful audio craftsmanship
  -- Engineered sound for over 12 Community Relations tours with the concert band and jazz ensemble
  -- Delivered band's message/mission at 84 performances to over 228,750 people/deployed 48 days

Leadership/Organizational and Planning Skills
- Conducted career field BAH survey, defined AF/Career Field single airman housing policy standards
  -- Wrote, staffed, and coordinated Staff Summary Sheet for local single housing policy authorization
      that granted BAH to all assigned airmen; aligned unit with career field and greatly improved morale
  -- Removed single greatest impediment to recruitment of established, professionally trained recruits
- Spearheaded two USAF Band of Liberty change of command ceremonies; led 14-member team
  -- Wrote scripts, directed team members--Narrator, Awards Bearer, Invocation, DV parking,
      guest invitations, protocol/seating, MSM presentations, refreshments team, building cleanup
- Led two other band members to help raise $250K in scholarship funds for the Fish House Foundation
- Worked with base First Sergeants and leadership to organize Operation Concern for base airmen
  -- Assisted in set-up, serving and clean-up of holiday lunch for dorm residents; great morale booster
  -- Scheduled 10 unit volunteers in collection and distribution of holiday food for low-ranking airmen
- Outstanding management of quarterly and annual awards program resulted in several unit winners'
   selection for ESC and AFMC level awards; convened Tiger Team to improve unit awards program
- Impeccable with scheduling PME attendance, promotion ceremonies, decoration presentations--more!

Judgement and Decisions
- Superior First Sergeant! Keen judgement and a cool head put him out front in leading 60 member unit
  -- The essential focal point when faced with the death of an active duty spouse/former unit member
      --- His ability to stay focused, delegate tasks, coordinate support, stay on top of OSI investigation,
           and most notably, meet the needs of the grieving member were paramount to our survival
      --- Organization of grief counseling and memorial service established atmosphere for recovery
- Clear insight into unit climate/personal relations led the unit Chief Enlisted Manager to delegate all
  NCO/Amn supervisory chain assignment responsibilities to Stan--Outstanding job/smooth operation
- Astutely redirected surplus audio equipment by locating USAF activity in need--effected transfer
  -- Redeployed over $26,000 in usable assets and freed up critically needed storage space

Musical Accomplishments
- Technical Support Director/lead Audio Engineer for highly visible AF wide C2ISR Summit
      ESC/CC, ESC/EN, AF/XOC, USAFE/CC--Over 800 people from industry and military attended
  -- Designed, wired, planned, operated, and set up/tore down audio systems for four separate venues
  -- Provided industry standard audio production with required security-guaranteed mission success!
  -- Production crew leader; key leader in the dinner show produced and presented for this key event
      --- Coordinated lighting, video and was indispensable in providing support to ESC and 66 ABW
      --- Able to troubleshoot quickly; solved alternating current power problems on the spot
      --- Implemented four unit, 3-way walkie-talkie system for staff members' real time communication
- Audio Engineer for Boston's City Hall Plaza summer concert series featuring the USAF Band of
  Liberty with guest artists Jack Jones as well as the Mowtown stars The Miracles--tremendous success
- Engineered the highly visible Albany, New York 4th July concert, Hartford, CT 3rd July concert,
  HAFB Summer Bash Sheliy Wright and O'Neill Awards, tours with concert band and jazz band

General Notes:

  Lots of triple bullets....  Not surprised this won...  But there were a couple of huge spelling errors...

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