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Enlisted Recognition Program (Airman of the Year)
(Air Force Reserve)

Award Cat: Amn
Winner: yes - unsure how far









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LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTY: 
- OUTSTANDING technician! Key member at 916th Job Control service desk, providing {WING}, 960
  users,  support for all their computer/network issues; finding long term solutions in most cost-effective manner 
  -- Team player! Re-imaged/configured 437 new laptop/desktop computers to meet AF standards/replacing
     outdated equipment throughout {WING}... increasing processing power/providing software enhancements 
  -- Dependable/reliable! Key participant installing Symantec Anti-Virus software on 298 workstations located
      throughout wing on 3 days notice; met ACC's suspense date of 18 Oct; preventing attacks/disruption of service
  -- Can do attitude! Key person in renaming 176 computer network names to conform/meet ACC suspense date
      of 15 Mar 04, on 2 days notice; preventing them from being disconnected; resulting in no disruption in service 
  -- Excels in customer service! Skilled member in expediting connection of more than 130 users to our new e-mail
      server... ensuring wing personnel had immediate access to necessary mission critical communications
  -- Highly competent/dedicated! Reset over 90 user passwords/released 62 workstations from quarantine in minimal
      time, ensured personnel had access to network/e-mail, allowing wing to meet mission objectives/goals
  -- Committed to enforcing standards! Major contributor in auditing/uninstalling unauthorized software from
       approximately 82 computers, ensuring we comply with AF regulations/only licensed software is available/used 
  -- Technically savvy! Receives/diagnosis/resolves 30 trouble calls a day; ensuring users downtime is minimal
  -- Configured/setup 6 laptops for VPN access ensuring all necessary software (IMT, Adobe Reader, etc.) is
      installed/operational providing key {WING} management access to network/servers/e-mail from home
  -- Installed/configured 5 network printers, allowing users to share/print documents. Saving AF time/money!

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT: 
- "{WING} - 2004 - 2nd Quarter Airman Award" for outstanding service/performance at 916th Job Control
- 1st airman in unit to successfully complete "3C0 - Initial Qualification Training" exam, 15 Jun 04, scoring 83%
- In record time, completed "Communication-Computer Systems Operations Journeyman" course, 11 Sep 04
- Provides outstanding assistance with additional duties (Career Advisor, Force Protection, Physical Fitness) 
  -- OPSEC awareness! Volunteers to research/present short/concise Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection briefings 
  -- Communicating fitness! Devotes time to update Physical Training spreadsheets/documents/bulletin boards 
- Man of action! On his off-duty time, researched/designed not one, but eight different unit patches for 716th CF...
  waiting on approval. This has been tasked to several individuals in the past, with no progress/success 
- Embraces/endorses/promotes fitness! Participates regularly in unit's Physical Training program every UTA 
  -- Leads by example! Successfully passed new Physical Fitness exam (Fit to Fight) on 7 Jul 04, scoring 81%

BASE OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: 
- Enthusiastic/energetic! Extremely helpful with 716th CF's annual picnic in June. Assisted in preparation/clean up,
  ensuring it was most successful event to date, increasing our unit's camaraderie/moral/welfare. Team player! 
- Motivated/caring! Volunteers time/energy to help his church with analyzing/diagnosing/resolving computer
  software/hardware/network problems, allowing them to provide computer training to unemployed/less fortunate
- Actively donates clothes/household items to Goodwill Industries, this helps the homeless/low-income families

NOTE:

  Overall a pretty good package. The FIT issue is interesting.  Although not allowed on the EPR/OPR, there is no guidance on awards...  (if ya got it use it) The way the AF is moving these days, it is a HUGE buzz word.  Using such in award packages will help make it stand out.  I like the quantification used through out it.  Just a couple of numbering problems.  Nothing too serious.


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