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Enlisted Recognition Program (NCO of the Quarter, 4th)
(Air Force Reserve)

Award Cat: NCO
Winner: ?









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 subordinates is YOU!
  • Use a spell checker.  F7 works real fast in MS Word.
  • Use various writing resources like Merriam-Webster Online to improve your vocabulary.

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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LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTY: 
- Exceptionally talented NCO! Provides outstanding computer/network support for {WING} by manning
  help desk at {SQU} Job Control. Performs flawlessly on all assignments. Routinely handpicked to handle
  the most difficult/technically challenging network/computer problems. Quickly finds a resolution, reducing downtime 
- Technically savvy! Fields 30+ calls a day for computer technical support/requests, providing prompt/helpful/
  friendly service to wing personnel. Immediately investigates/analyzes/resolves 90% of all issues over phone; no
  need to dispatch technicians to customer's site; allows flexible/efficient use of staff. Best customer service!
- Focused/energetic! Key participant installing Symantec Anti-Virus software on 298 PCs located throughout
  wing on 3 days notice; met ACC's suspense date of 18 Oct; preventing virus attacks/disruption of service 
- Team Player! Expedited re-imaging/configuring 98 new workstations (laptops/computers), replacing old
  out-dated equipment. Provided wing with leading edge technology, allowing us to achieve more in less time 
- Protects assets! Installed/configured new/modern/robust disaster recovery Dell server, replacing slow/
  outdated Micron server. Resulted in faster/reliable backups/restores for all wing mission critical documents
- Goal oriented! Reset 72 passwords/unlocked 44 accounts, increasing wings overall productivity on UTAs 
- Pro-active! Installed AF Certified (AFCERT) software patches on 13 PCs, resolving known software errors
- Obtains results! Installed/setup 4 network printers, allowing others to share resources. Saving AF money/time! 
- Volunteers! Worked 6 man days at 916th Job Control; negotiated time-off from civilian job. Service before self!
- Reliable! Routinely helps with admin assignments. Develops/organizes/disseminates documents/information 
- Takes charge! Ensuring our facilities are spit shine clean/organized/safe; area is always inspection ready!

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT: 
- Seizes all opportunities to excel in combat readiness by gaining in-depth knowledge in his military career field 
  -- Over-achiever! In 3 months, successfully completed "3C0 - Initial Qualification Training" certification exam 
      --- Entails studying 9 comprehensive networking CBT courses/2 AFI manuals; similar to 4 credit college course 
      --- ACC directed to obtain necessary skill set to be qualified/fill networking crew position. Mission essential!
  -- Focused/motivated! Researched/organized/submitted 3C0 3-level waiver package. Approved 14 Nov 04 
- Pursues higher education! Enrolled in classes at University of Phoenix, working towards a Masters in Business
  Admin. Holds Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science, Campbell University, 3.25 GPA/Cum Laude 
- Certified! Studied/passed Computing Technology Industry Association A+ software/Network+ exam (Oct/Dec)
- Embraces/endorses/promotes fitness! Routinely participates in units Physical Training program every UTA
  -- Team Spirit! Extremely active/energetic/enthusiastic team player, in all activities. Always giving 110 percent! 

BASE OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: 
- Extremely active! Involved in his local community, family and children's education. Always helps neighbors 
- Humanitarian! Unselfishly donates blood on a regular basis to local Red Cross, giving the gift of life to patients
  in need (newborn babies, leukemia patients, burn patients, transplant or cardiovascular therapy). A real hero!
- True Citizen! Spends time/energy donating clothes/furniture to Goodwill Industries/Salvation Army, helps
  homeless/low-income families/people with special needs within local community. Enhancing quality of life! 

NOTE:

  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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