Award Examples | AFMentor | AFWriting | Bookmark | Comment | Mail Page | Search

Award Examples

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

Award Cat: NCO
Winner: yes - unsure how far

Key Points to Writing
  • WRITE!!! The more you do it, the better you get.
  • Ask for HELP, the only person looking out for #1 is you.
  • The only person looking out for your subordinates is YOU!
  • Use a spell checker.  F7 works real fast in MS Word.
  • Use various writing resources like Merriam-Webster Online to improve your vocabulary.

The following example has been taken out of a IMT  document.  I have changed mission information to protect myself and the people I have received the information from.  I will attempt to give a little insight to the entire process if I know it.

If you have anything you would like to submit, please do so.  Also, if you have found this information useful, please let me know. Everyone of these items has taken considerable amount of time to put together.  Please use the ads on this site to help support the site.  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.)

- Outstanding leadership/managerial skills! Spearheaded transitioning 716th CF to staff service desk full-time at
  916th  Job Control during UTAs. Provides {WING}, 960 users, with support for all computer/network needs
  -- Directed all aspects of planning/coordinating/managing up to 24 individuals (3C0s/2E2s) at any one time...
      schedules/reviews all job requests/ensuring 100% completion rate. Under his supervision team accomplished:
      --- Re-imaged/configured 437 new computers to meet AF standards and replace outdated equipment/software
      --- Upgraded Symantec Anti-Virus software on 363 computers, reducing vulnerability to malicious virus attacks
      --- Installed Air Force Certified (AFCERT) patches on over 224 workstations, resolving known software errors
      --- Reset over 200 user passwords, decreasing downtime/immediately allowing members to become productive
      --- Renamed 176 computers to ACC standards, preventing disconnection from network, no disruption in service!
      --- Expedited connection of 130+ users to {WING}'s new e-mail server, restoring critical communications
      --- Inventoried 124 Automated Data Processing Equipment (ADPE), maintaining accountability for all equipment
      --- Released 97 workstations from quarantine, ensuring all computer assets are available/utilized on our UTAs
      --- Audited/uninstalled unauthorized software from 82 workstations, enforcing Air Force standards/regulations
      --- Upgraded IMT viewer on 76 workstations, providing software enhancements to view/edit documents/forms
      --- Received/researched/diagnosed/resolved 30 trouble calls a day for computer issues, increasing productivity
      --- Installed/configured 21 network printers... allowing for efficient utilization of resources... saving AF money!

NOTE:  How much?  A good rule of thumb.  If you saved money or time, give a figure.  It quantifies the comment.

      --- Designed/created an in-depth knowledge/triage database for known issues.. immediately expediting resolution

- Outstanding performer! Awarded/earned Achievement Medal for superior management of 916th Job Control
- Excels in professionalism! Attended 6 week in-residence NCO Academy, scoring 93%, 2nd in his class!
- Seizes opportunities! Enrolled in demanding "3C0 - Initial Qualification Training" ACC certification program
- Can do attitude! Consistently rolls up his sleeves to assist/help out with any/all additional duties. Sets the bar!
  -- Man of action! Immediately researched 3C2 training/job requirements, due to unit's new mobile comm mission
  -- Safety minded/oriented! Actively develops/presents short/specific work/personal safety related presentations
  -- Volunteers! Helps out with administrative tasks. Creates/organizes/disseminates time sensitive documents
- Excels in Public Relations! Published Wright Flyer articles, informing readers how we can fix their computers
- Embraces/endorses/promotes fitness! Participates regularly in unit's Physical Training program every UTA 
  -- Leads by example! 1st in unit to successfully pass new Physical Fitness (PT) exam (Fit to Fight), scoring 83%

- Goes above/beyond! On his off-duty time coordinated PA setup for NCO Induction and POW/MIA ceremony
- Spends time/energy scheduling/coordinating/promoting several sporting events for Boys/Girls Club of America
- Develops/presents "Show and Teach" classes on reptiles/geology at Wayne Elementary School. Sharing nature!
- Active PTA member at Northwest Elementary School, raised funds to buy classroom supplies/gym equipment
- Outstanding role model! Asst soccer coach with Lenoir County Parks/Rec, 13 kids, ages 5-6, twice a week 


Overall a really 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.  The only thing that I noticed off the bat was the ADPE, AFCERT and PT acronyms.  ADPE and AFCERT were never except when they were spelled out.

Click here to submit your information.
Send a Comment and/or Suggestion

Page Added on: 28 January 2005

Copyright 2006 AFWriting. All rights reserved.  View Terms and Conditions of Use.
Revised: 10/21/09.