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

Award Cat: SNCO
Winner: yes - wing









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LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTY: 
- Outstanding Leadership! Plans/oversees all aspects of our UTA. Invests significant amount of personal time
   to ensure resources/people/equipment are in place/on time. Supervises/manages 18 members, from Amn to MSgt. 
- Mission oriented! Facilitated/orchestrated a team of 24 individuals to upgrade Symantec Anti-Virus software on
  298 computers on 3 days notice; met ACC's suspense date of 18 Oct 04; preventing malicious virus attacks 
- Man of action! Coordinated with active duty (4th CS) for training/certification of our members; maximizing our
  utilization of mission oriented training time; ensures we are combat ready; guaranteeing our UTAs are successful
- Recognizes members! Spearheaded awards/decorations program. Developed/organized/presented informative
  classes on wing/AF award/medal program. Researched/developed/submitted 2 Achievement medal packages 
- Futuristic thinking! Suggested/implemented re-structuring 3C0's organizational chain due to new mission and ensure
  Amn rpt to SSgts/SSgts rpt to TSgts/TSgts rpt to MSgts. Provides opportunities for others to supervise
- Fosters/promotes teamwork! Implemented new 3C0 EPR/mentoring program. Insures EPRs/PFWs are tracked/
  suspense dates met; allowed greater participation/buy-in from ratee; allowing them to learn/be part of process
- Can do attitude! Led the way in ensuring our UCI was successful. Delegated/guided staff in accomplishing all
  necessary taskings, guaranteeing programs were current. Negotiated time off from civilian job to participate 
- Leads by example! Provided excellent mentoring/training to our newly assigned Primary Unit Deployment
  Manager; went over in detail Personnel Readiness Folders/Logmod software; guaranteeing a smooth transition! 
- Innovative/pro-active! Designed/developed/implemented database to track 3C0 progression; previously 43
 spreadsheets were used; easier/less time consuming to maintain; 100% accurate. Thinking outside the box!

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT: 
- Career minded/oriented! Successfully completed demanding/challenging "3C0 - Initial Qualification Training"
  ACC certification exam (14 Nov 04)...entails studying 9 computer/network CBT courses and 2 AFIs... similar
  in complexity to CISCO CCNA certification... extremely time consuming... all on his off-duty time. Top notch! 
- Embraces/endorses/promotes fitness! Participates regularly in our unit's Physical Fitness Program on Saturday
  at 3:00pm every UTA. Energetically partakes in aerobic activities, such as running, weight lifting and volleyball
- Seizes opportunities! Holds two Associate Degrees from the Community College of the Air Force, one in
  Applied Science, Information Management and the other in Applied Science, Information Systems Technology.
  When time permits, enrolls in 1 or 2 semester college classes. Always broadening his professional horizons!
- Devoted to learning! Researched/taught himself Excel spreadsheets/databases/macros. Quickly becoming an
  expert, providing vital/in-depth knowledge on software's capabilities/limitations on real world applications

BASE OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: 
- Promotes cultural awareness! Volunteers 3 hours of his personal time to develop/organize/present Brazilian
  culture to kindergarten class of Montessori School of Sanford, North Carolina. Teaching America's future!
- Commands respect! Is a member of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and National Intercollegiate
  Soccer Officials Association (NISOA). Referees 6 to 8 soccer games a month for area High Schools/Colleges.
  Requires a high level of physical fitness, great inter-personal skills and public relations. Energetic/out going!



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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