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Enlisted Recognition Program (Airman of the Year)

Award Cat: Amn
Winner: SQU









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The following Example has been taken from an AF1206 - IMT 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.)

LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTY
- Paramount briefer! Provided ## AF CC and staff insight on peer-to-peer software threatening AF networks
  -- Lauded by ## AF Det ## CC "Best intel brief I've seen in two years"; aided key leadership decision making
- Briefed the Senior Duty Officers (SDO), AFNOSC, MAJCOM NOSCs, and leadership 46 times at daily SDO
  sessions; apprised all net-defenders on new and current national-level hacker organizations and intrusion sets
- Seamlessly assumed NCO responsibilities; coordinated & managed five major projects with national agencies
  -- Stood up new data gathering systems; enabled proactive intelligence circulation among C2D & MAJCOMs
- Examined and provided critical feedback on 77 Time Compliance Network Orders; AF networks protected
  -- Monitored statuses on 13 MAJCOM NOSCs; efforts led to dramatic 36% increase in overall AF compliance
- Played vital role in exercise Global Lightning '06; enlightened C2 crew members of five scenario based hacker
  groups; crew efficiently identified tools, tactics, and techniques of the enemy; effectively mitigated the threat
- Identified USN ship false-positive network compromise; redirected DOD resources; saved over 32 man-hours
- Inventoried 15,379 planning charts for ACC inspection; <WING> 100% compliant; reduced retrieval time by 40%
- Provided key intelligence to SDO & C2D for PACOM exercise Terminal Fury '06; network incidents resolved
- Discovered unit shortfall; ordered 8,567 digital positioning disks; <WING> has 100% required target imagery
- Directed Net Security Division to block 11 hostile country IPs; AF networks protected against imminent threat
- Quarterbacked intel's role for analyzing over 10,000 ACC user accounts; ensured integrity of all AF networks
- Key role in <WING> CORE; mensurated 40 desired points of impact; resulted in pinpoint accuracy on all targets
  -- Created 25 mission planning folders; provided critical target and exercise scenario information to aircrews
- Trained three new Airmen on intel's position & responsibilities; finished one month ahead of training schedule
- Key member in multi-command exercise Black Demon; briefed current exercise intelligence to all participants
- Selected as alternate Defense Area Security Officer; ensured continuity with DIA's intel specific applications

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT
- Received CCAF degree in 2.7 years; average completion time is 10.8 years; increased job-related expertise
- Accomplished 44 semester hours toward bachelors degree at LA Tech University; 3.72 GPA accumulated
  -- Insatiable hunger for knowledge; enrolled in three classes every quarter; attended class four nights a week
  -- Passed College Level Entry Program exams in Mathematics & Principles of Management; earned nine credits
- Recognized on LA Tech President's Honor List every quarter; represented top 3% of Bossier Parish students
- Unit AOQ twice & HQ ## AF AOQ; HQ ## AF July AOM & 2nd of 450+ peers for Nov; unit AOM 4 times!
- Completed 6 week Combat Targeting Course; normally attended by 7 level NCO's; graduated with 93%
- Rare source of knowledge; selected for promotion to SSgt on first try; scored in the 91st percentile on SKT
- Maintained rigorous physical fitness regiment; scored in "excellent" range on annual PT assessment; fit to fight!

BASE OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- Unparalleled leader; re-elected as <BASE>'s Vice President of Airmen Against Drunk Driving (AADD) '06
  -- Selflessly devoted 32 hours off duty time; 11 personal saves; organization potentially saved over 827 lives
  -- Briefed AADD policy at FTAC and Right Start indoctrination 22 times; educated incoming ?AFB personnel
  -- Spearheaded AADD Wallyball tournament fundraiser; event raised $100+ used on AADD promotional items
- Participated in the Big Brother Big Sister program; mentored local child; parent noted significant improvement
- Volunteered for ## AF children's Christmas party; raised spirits as Santa's elf distributing out over 80 presents
- Read to 19 school children at the C E Galloway Learning Center; presented positive image of AF members
- Cooked meals in support of ## AF Thanksgiving dinner; fostered high morale and bolstered esprit de corps!
- Top-notch security member for Crewe of Gemini parade; ensured safe environment for over 3000 spectators
- Manned pretzel booth on behalf of ## AF Booster Club at ?AFB '05 Air Show; efforts resulted in $200+ profit
- Volunteered to represent E-4 time frame during flag passing ceremony at ## AF CCMSgt <LNAME>'s retirement
- Grilled and served 350+ hamburgers and hotdogs for ## AF members at summer picnic; cultivated camaraderie!

Notes:

  Very good package showing a lot of leadership and leadership potential.  I question the bullet in blue because it is a hard statistic to validate.  Unless the board reads the Airman's Almanac or http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/public_affairs/new_stats.php it is hard to prove.  In addition, there are no numbering or spelling errors, but I do question what C2D is...  Command and Control ??????


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