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Enlisted Recognition Program
Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Quarter

Award Cat: NCO
Winner: SQU

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Transportation manager for the largest regional mail transportation network in the Air Force, serving 405 US European Command (USEUCOM) and 170K Southwest Asia (SWA) customers. Coordinates mail transportation policy and procedures between USEUCOM, Military Postal Service Agency (MPSA), United States Postal Service (USPS), Joint Military Postal Activity-Atlantic, Department of State (DoS), Army and Navy postal agencies, Air Force postal squadrons, and Combatant Commands. Develops and manages a $51M worldwide sea, land, and air mail transportation network to move over 74M pounds of mail annually to 2K postal activities in 91 countries. Develops policy guidance, analyzes transportation network effectiveness, and manages efficient movement of military mail. Determines the most efficient and cost effective transfer/routings, recommends and implements action. Assures regulatory compliance for 49 USAFE postal operating locations.

- Prepared squadron for first-ever UCI; helped track >2.5K inspectable items/75 checklists at 6 Dets and 2 OLs
- Combined US boat mail shipments for 2 USAFE locations--reduced from 100+ to 52 a year--saved AF $127K
- Hand-picked to conduct SAVs on Frankfurt and London regional mail hubs--prepped success on ## CSW UCI
- Expertly revised USAFE's mail routing tool--111 pages fielded to 192 post offices/91 countries in USEUCOM
- SILVER FLAG/USAFE Postal Course instructor--cultivated 27 experts in postal field/prepared for AEF cycle
- Revised Postal Training Course--reviewed/edited 4 modules; readied for first USAFE postal course in 4 years
- Monitored critical missile components in reg mail--quickly transferred $1M+ in vital assets to/from battlefield
- Logged 500+ minutes on help desk--expertly guided 13 locations in USAFE; maintained optimal mail network

- Earned 6 semester hours toward CCAF Degree in Info Resource Mgmt--3.2 GPA; five classes from completion
- Attended 3-day NCO Professional Development Seminar--positive unit impact; improved leadership/mgt skills

- Strong supporter of Operation NIGHTHAWK--visited 4 units/40 workers--model NCO taking care of troops
- Sq POC for ## CSW Annual Awards Banquet! Primary unit rep for AFAF campaign; took care of 6 GSUs

Acronym List:

AFAF Air Force Assistance Fund
CCAF Community College of the Air Force
GPA Grade Point Average
GSUs Geographically Separated Units
SAVs Staff Assistance Visits
UCI Unit Compliance Inspection
USEUCOM United States European Command


I like the way they do the quarterly award packages with the job description added as the lead in and the Acronym List as the closing. This is great because it allows the panel to know what the person is suppose to be doing and second, it allows the supervisor to modify the job description to accurately reflect duties when it comes EPR time.

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