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

Award Cat: NCO
Winner: SQU

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LEADERSHIP/JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTY: Sets the example for others--relentless vitality
- Directed $163K weather system upgrade--centralized weather forecast ability--750 man-hours saved yearly
- Piloted $103K Lodging High Speed Internet install--MAJCOM priority--allowed Barksdale guests vital comm
- Elected AADD NCO Advisor--wing leadership liaison--suggestions increased active memberships by 25%
- Expeditious deployment manager--primed members and cargo for NORE--unit success with zero discrepancies
- Arranged M-16 training for 104 personnel assigned to AEF 3/4--zero no-shows--95% of members qualified
- Trained two NCOs on deployment procedures--certified 45 core tasks--unit postured for deployment success
- Coordinated Ability to Survive and Operate training--provided 100 personnel critical deployment knowledge
- Implemented $303K Intel project--upgraded hardware/doubled secure network bandwidth--flawless C2 install
- Managed install of $155K cable project--provided redundant network path--increased system reliability 50%
- Updated wing weekly training metrics--identified/tracked training critical for AEF 3/4 deployment readiness
- Guided Lodging Facility Telecommunications System site survey team--expanded capacity by 260 phone lines
- Headed NORE IG team's office setup--arranged complete communication support--praised by team members
- Leading the way--base pilot remote desktop tester--enhanced SIPRNet security and reduced man-hours by 75%
- Supervised Joint Training Experimental Network project--enabled simulated DoD wartime planning missions

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT: Epitomizes the "whole-person" concept--continually strives to achieve
- Attended <BASE> First Time Supervisory EPR development course--improved counseling and writing skills
- Completed 5-day Client Support Administrator Course--enabled immediate flight computer trouble assistance
- Finished SF Management Information System class--will allow unit automated scheduling of M-16/M-9 firing
- Accomplished 4 hrs AF IT E-learning independent study class--broadened leadership/managerial fundamentals

BASE OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Selfless volunteer--always willing to lend a hand to those in need
- Vice President <NAME> elementary PTO--spearheaded fund raisers--raised $1.9K for school events/field trips
- Advocate of service member needs--active member Air Force Sergeants Association--recruited five personnel
- Set-up <NAME> elem sight/sound screening for 600 students--obtained 40 volunteers--found 25 kids with issues
- Supported Airman Against Drunk Driving--worked 6 hours--contributed to prevention of 5 D.U.I. violations


Great package.  Only a couple of problems minor problems.  Be careful with Acronyms, if some one asks what's NORE, you lost that line to them. The only thing to recommend is to make every bullet quantifiable.  If %, doubled, tripled etc, are used, then they need to be quantified to make the bullet stand out. Finally, watch Numbering Issues, numbers under 10 are spelled out unless they deal with time or follow numbers larger than 10 in the same bullet.

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