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AMN OF THE YEAR - 2005 Example

Award Cat: AMN
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AFI 36-2845









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The following Example has been taken out of IMT viewer so the formatting might be off.  I did not changed mission information, only names to protect myself and the people I have received the information from.  If you have anything you would like to submit, please do so.  If you have found this information useful, please let me know. Everyone of these letters has taken considerable amount of time to put together.  Please treat yourself to something special from one of the ads on the page.  We will both get something out of it.  (All money gathered pays for hosting fees and domain fees.  HONESTLY, when I see money come in it also prompts me to work harder on the site.)

I will attempt to give a little insight to the entire process if I know it.

LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTY:
- Outstanding team player! Apprentice technician at ### Job Control helpdesk; motivated/talented self starter!
  -- Efficiently reset 200+ passwords; released 52 PC's from quarantine; ensured access to mission critical data
  -- Proficiently re-imaged/configured 105 new PCs, provided users with increased horsepower & enhancements
  -- Enforced AF standards/regulations; audited/uninstalled unauthorized software from 30 computers & laptops
  -- Quickly deployed/setup new computer system to ### AMDS 1st Sgt; allowed access/use of critical software
  -- In 2 days, rapidly reinstalled software on 3 laptops; equip was operational for deployment to Volk Field, WI
- Volunteered for Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) supporting operations ENDURING and IRAQI FREEDOM
  -- Deployed 20 days to ### ABS, Moron Spain; staffed Base Network Center (BNC); supported 720 customers
  -- Flawlessly updated 540 Exchange mailboxes; standardized account info; completed 3 days ahead of schedule
  -- Investigated, identified & removed 220 dormant E-mail accounts; high transient pop; reduced security risk
  -- Audited/uninstalled unauthorized software on 100+ computers, actively enforced AF standards & regulations
  -- Skillfully trouble-shot Wing logon file; corrected issue with mapped disk drive; allowed access to key docs
  -- Documented/published manual on creating network accounts; expedited training; helped standardize profiles
- Combat ready! Attended Theater Deployable Communications (TDC) Training on UTA with active duty # CS
  -- Obtained 4 days in-depth training on Basic Access Module (BAM) equip; essential for new comm mission!
  -- Immediately applied knowledge; planned/setup TDC/BAM training on UTAs for 3C0s; improving ### CF
- Embraced/endorsed/promoted fitness! Developed/implemented best Physical Training (PT) program to-date
  -- Aggressively sought/obtained training & advise from Wing; strived to expedite implementation of program
  -- Perfectionist; extensively researched AFI's & messages; quickly disseminated info as AF program matured
  -- Pro-actively organized, scheduled, & tracked "Fit to Fight" examinations; encouraged & supported members
  -- Building a healthier team; coordinated 1 hour of PT every UTA; obtained 100% participation; unbelievable!

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT:
- Devoted to learning! Seizes all educational opportunities to further advance his professional career knowledge
  -- Immediately enrolled in demanding AF Amn Leadership Correspondence Course; off-duty commitment to job
  -- In 3 months, completed ACC's grueling "3C0 - Initial Qualification Training" course; all during off-duty time
  -- Certified in Microsoft Exchange/Server; pro-actively enrolled & attended 40 hr class; scored 82% on exam
- Continually strives for perfection! Won ### ARW quarterly award for outstanding comm support/performance
- Job Enrichment! Attended BAM trng during UTA; gained valuable knowledge of all mobile comm equipment

BASE OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
- Supported ### ARW family day picnic; with little notice, installed/configured 6 laptops for kids game booth
- Faithfully volunteers at <NAME> Elementary School; helps organize/set up sporting & fund raising activities
- Selflessly provided time/money to Good Hope Baptist Church; educates/mentors young pregnant teenagers
- Donated/transported clothes, household items & furniture to Goodwill Industries; helping the less fortunate
- Contributed time/money to "Relay For Life"; supported American Cancer Society; in 2 days, helped raise $220
- Neighborhood helper! Aided elderly neighbors in trimming trees, fixing plumbing and electrical problems

NOTE:

  Pretty good package. Suggest limiting the number of sub-bullets.  The norm is one main bullet and one or two sub-bullets.  There were two acronyms used only once, AEF and BNC, and should of been dropped.  there are a couple of minor numbering issues.


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