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Enlisted Recognition Program (Airman of the Quarter '4th)
(Air Force Reserve)

Award Cat: Amn
Winner: yes - unsure how far

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The following example has been taken out of a IMT document.  I have changed mission information 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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- OUTSTANDING Airman! Positive impact on mission. Goes above and beyond the call of duty every UTA! 
- Reliable/dependable! Always volunteers to staff {SQU} Job Control service desk. Provides entire wing, 960
  customers, with essential computer/network support on weekends, ensuring organizational goals are met on time
  -- Team Player! Key participant installing Symantec Anti-Virus software on 298 workstations located throughout
      wing on 3 days notice; met ACC's suspense date of 18 Oct; preventing malicious attacks/disruption of service
  -- Customer oriented! Receives/diagnoses/resolves 30 trouble calls a day, via the phone. Saving time/preventing
      unnecessary dispatching of technicians to customer site; ensuring user's downtime is minimal. Immediate results!
  -- Dedicated/proficient! Reset 25 passwords/accounts every UTA, allowing access to e-mail/critical documents
  -- Pro-Active! Unlocked 20+ quarantined computers. After 30 days of non-usage, PCs are disabled, reducing
      security exposure, but hinders reservists on UTAs. This allows all our computer assets to be readily available 
  -- Technically qualified! Expertly troubleshot computer configuration errors/loaded Office Suite on computers at
      {SQU} CE office. Allowing unit to increase/expand its administration capabilities/efficiency. Can do attitude!
  -- Mission oriented! Re-configured 1 printer to be network attached, allowing several users to print documents
- Increases retention/reduces costs! Greatly assists Unit's Career Advisor in developing/organizing/presenting
  outstanding meaningful educational briefings on benefits of being an AF member. Definitely an asset to our unit
- Responsible! Always attends all wing/unit scheduled meeting/appointments. No reminder/follow-up needed
- Can do attitude! Takes initiative to clean up/organize work center every UTA. Leaving it in inspection order
- Team spirit/high morale! Helped organize/transport/setup items for Christmas party. Guaranteeing success!

- Consistently strives to take advantage of all opportunities to improve her military career knowledge/experience
  -- Top Notch! Successfully completed written/hands-on "3C0 - Initial Qualification Training" certification exam
      --- MAJCOM requirement to obtain knowledge/skill level necessary to work any network professional position
      --- No easy task! Consists of studying 9 long, in-depth CBT courses/2 AFI manuals/hours of on-job-training
      --- Leads by example! Similar in complexity to 4 credit college course. Significant investment of personal time
  -- Participated in AF Bullet Writing Course (14 Nov 03); gained extensive knowledge on writing awards/EPRs
  -- Seeks Professional Education! Submitted AF 101 form to enroll in Airman Leadership School for 2005
  -- Upgrade to 5-level. Created/submitted AF 2096 and obtained/verified necessary sign-off off on CFETP tasks
- Endorses/promotes a healthy lifestyle! Loyally participates in unit's Physical Fitness program every UTA
  -- Enthusiastically partakes in all scheduled aerobic activities, whether it is running/volleyball/circuit training

- Outstanding role model! Supervises/manages the following community programs sponsored by Walmart 
  -- "Doctor Suess" reading program; spends time reading educational books/interacting with elementary students 
  -- "Safety Community Program"; reviews accident/mishap reports; educates/briefs individuals on the job safety 
  -- "Maternity Affairs" educational program; providing valuable information on products for expecting mothers
- Faithfully volunteers! Key member in orchestrating several fund raising activities at Falcon Elementary School


  Air Force Reserve and Guard writing styles differ considerably to Active Duty, mainly do to AD constant changing political environment (IMHO).  The package here would fail AF AD styles for  mainly one reason.  It contains complete sentences. (But, it fits perfectly into both Army and Navy writing styles) Regardless, it is a good example of what supervisors face in a Joint environment and adds insight on what to look for.

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