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

Award Cat: NCO
Winner: yes - unsure how far









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LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTY: 
- 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      --- Re-imaged/configured 437 new computers to meet AF standards and replace outdated equipment/software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

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT:
- 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%

BASE OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
- 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 



NOTES:

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.


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