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Enlisted Recognition Program (Airman of the Quarter, 4th)

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LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTY
- Paramount briefer! Provided #th AF CC awareness on Global Lightning '06 real-world OPSEC compromise
- Briefed the Senior Duty Officers (SDO), AFNOSC, MAJCOM NOSCs, and leadership 18 times at daily SDO
  sessions; apprised all net-defenders on new and current national-level hacker organizations and intrusion sets
- Seamlessly assumed NCO responsibilities; coordinated/managed five major projects with national agencies
  -- Stood up new data gathering systems; enabled proactive intelligence dissemination among C2D/MAJCOMs
- Examined and provided critical feedback on 32 Time Compliance Network Orders; AF networks protected
  -- Monitored update statuses on 13 MAJCOM NOSCs; led to dramatic 24% increase in overall AF compliance
- Identified USN ship false-positive network compromise; redirected DOD resources to other critical efforts
- Played vital role in exercise Global Lightning '06; enlightened C2 crew members of five scenario based hacker
  groups; crew efficiently identified tools, tactics, and techniques of the enemy; effectively mitigated the threat
- Provided key intelligence to SDO/C2D for PACOM exercise Terminal Fury '06; network incidents resolved
- Performance nothing short of outstanding; lauded by BGEN (S) Warner at AFNOSC A2 daily operations brief
- Directed Net Security Division to block 11 hostile country IP's; AF networks protected against imminent threat
- Quarterbacked Intel's role for analyzing over 10,000 ACC user accounts; ensured integrity of all AF networks
- Reviewed/revised six CFETP's including the new training plan; opened multiple tasks; established compliance
- Trained three new Airmen on intel's position & responsibilities; finished one month ahead of training schedule
- Selected as alternate Defense Area Security Officer; ensured continuity with DIA's intel specific applications

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT
- Dedicated to academic excellence/degree completion; received Applied Science degree from CCAF in < 3 yrs
- Completed nine semester hours towards psychology degree at LA Tech University; 4.0 GPA this semester
  -- Recognized on the President's Honor List; top 3% of Bossier Parish students; overall 3.72 GPA accumulated
  -- Enrolled in three classes this semester; insatiable hunger for knowledge; attended classes four nights a week
- Selected as #th AF Det 1 November AOM; 2nd of 450+ Airmen at #th AF AOM level; raised the bar for peers
- Completed six-week Combat Targeting Course; normally attended by seven-level NCO's; graduated with 93%

BASE OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- Unparalleled leader! Re-elected as <BASE>'s Vice President of Airmen Against Drunk Driving (AADD) '06
  -- Selflessly devoted 11 hours of off duty time; three personal saves; organization potentially saved 136+ lives
  -- Represented/briefed AADD policy at FTAC and Right Start indoctrination eight times; heightened awareness
- Participated in Big Brother Big Sister program; mentored local child; presented positive image of AF members
- Volunteered for #th AF children's Christmas party; raised spirits as an elf distributing out over 80 presents
- Concerned and gets involved--read to 19 less privileged school children at the <NAME> Learning Center
- Cooked meals in support of the #th AF Thanksgiving Dinner; event fostered high morale and esprit de corps!

Note:

  Very, very good package.  Solid action impact for an airman package.  Both the airman and supervisor did an outstanding job.  The only issues were the numbering problems common in Air Force Writing.  (The basis for the correction is derived from the Tongue and Quill)


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