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Enlisted Recognition Program (NCO of the Year)

Award Cat: NCO
Winner: Group

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- Top Notch; best of 142! Squadron and {WING} Associate Group NCO of the Quarter Jan-Mar 2002
- Outstanding leader and skilled technician; best of 69! Squadron NCO of the Quarter Oct-Dec 2002
- Superior NCO! #1 of 14 in flight; won Flight NCO Professional Performer of the Month, Feb '02

NoteFirst three  lines are VERY strong.  They are so strong because they are quantified!

- Led 22-member team of computer operators, computer maintainers and system contractors providing 
  direct time-sensitive intelligence to CENTCOM/PACOM theater commanders and warfighters 
  -- High level of responsibility: comm-connectivity; system administration/maintenance on 3 networks 
  -- Managed USAF's cutting edge $12M Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)/Global Hawk(GH)
      UAV/National Satellite Deployable Transit-cased System (DTS) and satellite Receive Segment (RS) 
- Impacted Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) daily; 99% National Satellite DTS availability
  -- Corrected 82 satellite interface problems; ensured collection of 29,535 satellite images vital to AOR
  -- Loaded 112 image library tapes; increased accessible reference information by 740% to 39K images
  -- Fixed library database; recognized 11 tapes erroneously marked full; 363 gigabytes more storage
- Directed network and system administration for three multi-level secure, local area networks (LANs) 
  supporting over 300 users; enabled Distributed Ground Station-? (DGS-?) to bring intel to warfighter
  -- Managed DTS work orders; supervised more than 1,300 jobs; focused on exceeding customer wants
- Masterful leader and skilled manager; easily kept work center focused on mission accomplishment 
  -- Synthesized 12 shop meetings...kept members up-to-date on key mission situations; articulated work
      center vision, effected rumor control; esprit-de-corps remained high despite grueling ops tempo
- Greased the wheels of change! Spent 10 days modifying DTS shelter floor plans 30 times; leaders'
  vision of futuristic Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance exploitation facility made reality 
  -- Security and safety paramount; ensured compliance with emission security and electrical/fire codes 
- Project manager; modified 1,800 sq/ft facility; created DGS-?'s first four-platform operations floor 
  -- Expertly utilized 27 people; ensured the impossible, 96 hours of work accomplished in 49 hours 
  -- Fabricated/installed 125 shielded twisted pair (STP) cables; laid 1 1/2 miles of cable in 14 hours 
  -- Acute attention to detail; labeled 125 cables and installed 156 STP connectors; limited errors to 3%
  -- Moved 39 mission and 12 support systems; mission capable in 32 hours; 16 hours ahead of schedule
- Articulate! Hand-picked to speak with VIPs on important DTS and GH UAV comm issues; briefed 
  Gen Foglesong, Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. Hornburg, COMACC and Lt. Gen. Hobbins, 12AF/CC
- Innovative! Developed improved DTS backup strategy; shifted from 2 to 4 tapes per week; additional
  tapes increased backup reliability by 50 percent; minimized possible loss of critical mission data 
- Developed a GH mission backup strategy; produced a 23-step standard operating procedures to utilize
  12 workstation tape drives; increased backup capability to 5.76 Gigabyte (Gb) /min from 3.6 Gb/hour
- Led time-critical relocation of satellite imagery servers; increased usable workstations from 18 to 25
  -- Improved communication bandwidth from 179 kb/sec to 356 kb/sec; astounding 199% increase! 
  -- Collocated multi-classification firewall; enhanced time-critical OEF analysts exploitation capability 
- Assisted inspectors during recent accreditation inspection; efforts key to obtaining approval-to-operate
  -- Helped create file to search 6,000 documents for improper content; verified classification integrity
  -- Wrote a program to identify/log 30,000+ text files and 10,000 programs on 3 DTS severs and RS
- Isolated faulty account creation procedures; corrected 21 accounts; ensured analysts had proper access
- Surveyed DTS fiber connectivity for Predator video feed; allows analysts to view real-time intel video
- Organized 240 tape library; ensured each label contained proper information; enabled faster retrieval
- Streamlined 109 work center training tasks for 2 AFSC; created 26 tasks and deleted 17 outdated tasks
- Expertly modified software on 6 intel workstations to point to single graphic overlay; enabled analysts
  to quickly identify position/bearing; speeds up research/location/identification by 10 seconds/image
- Unmatched efficiency; {RANK NAME} singularly reduced exploitation time by 76 seconds; added 16%
  more time for analysts to meet CSAF 8 minute timeline of intelligence imaging to bombs on target
- Provided continuous satellite imagery support to U-2 mission crews during Operation ANACONDA
  -- Forced transfer of four high-priority images; needed for surveillance of downed military helicopter
  -- Increased imagery storage by 160 gigabytes; 25% more intelligence capacity during heightened ops
- Puts his people first! Spent 62 hours reviewing CDCs with troops; 5 received 90+% on CDC tests 
- Responded after duty hours to major overheating problem; quickly took charge, directed equipment
  power-down; obtained fans to cool room; fast action prevented damage to systems worth $9.2 million 
- Developed DTS Administration guide--validated 78 operating procedures against systems, checked for
  inconsistencies and insured problems corrected--set the standard when it has to be right the first time 
  -- {GROUP} SAV and ACC Information System Security Manager identified guide as "Benchmark" and 
     "Best Practice"; baseline document throughout Distributed Common Ground Station community 
- Expertly troubleshot LAN problem degrading bandwidth from 1000 kilobit (kb) /sec to 47 kb/sec 
  -- Modified server Ethernet port to utilize 100-megabit interface; solution saved U-2 support mission
- Managed DTS Time Compliance Technical Order (TCTO) jobs; supervised 6 standard/2 emergency 
  -- Initiative! Spotted lack of software patch on RS; found TCTO erroneously closed; re-opened TCTO
      and downloaded required patch; ensured system met baseline requirements and security guidelines 
  -- Oversaw monitor replacement TCTO; ensured equipment was ready to transfer to {SQU} ANG 
- Reviewed and updated 197 work unit codes; ensured exact system maintenance data collection identity
- Created critical outage matrix for DTS/RS; 16-page doc details every part and its affects on readiness
- Troubleshot floppy drive access failure on RS; system did not recognize floppy; created program to 
  correct software developer's oversight; enabled file transfer between dissimilar operating systems 
- Located problem hard drive on 10 disk, 500 gigabyte, storage device; assisted contractors to find
  spare; quick intervention minimized drive failure impact on critical database housing 13,000 targets 
- Researched ability to use multi-session compact discs (CD); implementation saves 10 CDs per mission
- Deleted 12 images clogging RS queue; saved 3.5 hours download time during critical intel operation 
- System Guru! Supported 13 U-2 to DTS exploitation tests; worked bugs out of DTS U-2 capability 
- Essential link to continuing successes of reachback architecture during OEF Global Hawk operation
  -- Assured 100% mission system readiness; enabled collection of 9K images/transferred 819 to AOR 

- Excelled in Computer Operator 7-level school; completed infant cardio-pulmonary resuscitation class 
- Earned 6 credit hours Micro/Macro Economics; received CCAF/completed requirements for second 
-- Received Academic Excellence Award from {NAME} College; maintained 3.0+ GPA for 12 credit hrs 
- CLEPed 28 credit hours; 16 management and 12 sciences; continuously furthered management skills 
- DGS-? bowling team captain; completed college bowling class preparing for league play; impressive 
- Spent 120 hrs studying UNIX programming; programs created saved average of 2 man-hours daily 
  -- Authored GH program to verify all images were correctly sorted and stored after each mission, 
      removed human error and reduced tedious 30 minute process to just a single 10 second task 
- Completed 40 hour class; Securing Sun Solaris Environments; enhanced security roles for workcenter 
- Sought better understanding on how analyst do their job; trained in basic imagery exploitation tasks 
  -- Rush ordered 20 images needed by intel analyst to support OEF U-2 pilot; verified no threat to jet 
  -- Trained six analyst to query reference dbase for specific image; enhanced time critical exploitation 
  -- Increased knowledge of intelligence exploitation software; cut repair time to 5 min -vs- 8 min 

- Orchestrated DGS-? Holiday Party; entertained over 250 guests; greatly increased quality of life unit 
  -- Key in Kids' Holiday party; assured $1,000 for food/entertainment/crafts/gifts; over 80 kids pleased
- Active in squadron Top-4; Working with peers to develop new junior NCO mentorship program 
  -- Taught 45-minute financial/credit workshop for 6 airman on nights; increased car buying knowledge
- Quick to help out! Spent off-duty time cooking/cleaning up for free airmen spaghetti/salmon dinner 
- Flight representative for Air Force Assistance Fund; helped raise over $500 for worthy AF charities 
- Voluntarily trained for 30 hours with CA Franchise Tax Board; serves as squadron tax representative 
  -- As Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA), helps local military personnel save money on taxes 
- Active member of emerging Twins Group on base; provides parents of twins a support network 
- Involved in local fund-raisers while TDY to 7-level school; helped raise over $900 for AFSA; earned
  Letter of Appreciation from AFSA Chap 652; Helped 336 TRS raise $600 for their unit Booster Club
- Stepped up to the challenge! Led Booster Club concert concessions; lone event earned $1,700 for unit
- Led team of 6; walked 32 miles in 4 hours; raised $3.2K for American Cancer Society Relay for Life


I like the package.  Lots of "whole person" description".  Lots of money and time savings.  The only problem is the % in time saved.  It is off by a couple of percent.  (its too high).  No spelling errors and NO number errors (spelling or not spelling out the numbers)

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