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Enlisted Recognition Program
Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year

Award Cat: NCO
Winner: ???

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The following Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year example has been taken out of IMT viewer so the formatting might be slightly 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 award examples has taken considerable amount of time to put together.  Please treat yourself to something special from by using one of 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: His "total focus [is] on mission excellence!"
- Selected as ## Civil Engineer Squadron NCO of the Quarter for 2d Quarter 04--My # 1 of 8 NCO's assigned
- Superb team player--took the reigns and completely revamped supply system for stand-by power generators
  --Increased stand-by generator power reliability rating to 99.99%--ensured reliable emergency back up power
- Completed 3-month ACC Notice-to-Airman 0404 implementation--adhered to stringent ACC safety instructions
  -- Installed safety signs, painted generator fan guards, and updated manufacturer manuals for 45 generator sites
- Expertly researched/procured parts for the installation of a new $20K state of the art generator for CE/DCC
  --Troubleshot generator/transfer panel malfunction error--reconfigured compatibility ensuring system integrity
- Exceptional mentoring skills--removed and replaced defective fuel distribution pump on 30 kilowatt generator
  --Trained four airmen on proper equipment part installation techniques through correct use of technical orders
- Aided Civil Engineer Maintenance and Inspection Repair Team Weapons Storage Area equipment installation
  -- Replaced vital automatic start fire suppression engine--increased fire suppression back-up system by 20 %
- Directly identified with ACC Headquarters funding requirements necessary for upgrade of critical facilities
  -- Spearheaded annual validations at 54 sites in two months--upgraded $148,000 of power generation assets
- Spearheaded installation three flight line generator belly tanks--complied with updated airfield obstruction AFI
- Trained six newly assigned Airmen on troubleshooting--rebuilt stator assembly saved $5K replacement costs
- Ran 10-day prime generator power to main gate guard shack/security lights--ensured sustained force protection
- Organized funding for $17K from squadron to upgrade tool inventory--enhanced tool availability for personnel
- Designed/supervised the installation of 175 psi air compressor--increased maintenance productivity by 50%
- Replaced $217K barrier system--ensured continued support for Exercises AIR WARRIOR/AIR ADVERSARY
- Impressive manager--created word management continuity books--streamlined liability process for shop assets

SIGNIFICANT SELF IMPROVEMENT: Represents Colonel Moeller's vector of personal/professional growth
- Earned 12 college hrs--earned Bachelor of Science degree, Industrial Technology, Southern Illinois University
- Completed 50 hour Supervisor independent study course--enhanced leadership and management skills two fold
- A role model for his peers--actively enrolled in the CCAF three semester hours to completion of his degree
- Increased cultural diversity awareness--Read Crisis of Islam/Fallen Angels from Chief of Staff reading list
- Viewed over 12 hours of instructional videos on AFSC specific equipment--greatly expanded readiness status
- Eager to learn--independently sought out training on Hazmart's Environmental Management Information System
- Squadron Combined Federal Campaign representative--helped base reach goal of 100% contact and donations
- Completed Federal Emergency Management Agency on-line Terrorism Training Course--amplified knowledge
- Completed training in Self Aid and Buddy Care and Explosive Ordinance Reconnaissance--deployment ready
- Studied over 300 pages of articles from Power Quality magazines and electrical power production web sites
  -- Remains current with rapidly developing technology of electrical generation/power distribution equipment

BASE OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Exemplifies "take care of each other to build an unbeatable team"
- Actively supports squadron activities-raised $250 with lunch in the yard-defrayed unit award plaque costs
- Advocates base organizational activities by attending to Team 56 meeting--contributed to boost base morale
  -- Assisted with adopt-a-plane program through base museum—representative to First Four Airman’s Council
- Volunteered member of two squadron Airman of the Month Board--boosted future leader communication skills
- Donated two pints of blood to mobile Life Share Blood Centers in effort to "give back to the local community"
- Earned 325 dollars for Child Development Center children activities--donated clothes/toys for rummage sale
-Community contributor--repaired vehicle of deployed unit member’s spouses--saved $200 towing/repair cost
- Avid supporter of squadron activities--planned and organized bowling team for the annual Chiefs tournament
- Devoted 10 hours off duty time to American Red Cross--raised $300 from Harley Davidson motorcycle raffle
- Advocate of service member needs--active member American Legion Post and VFW--recruited two personnel
- Sponsored two kids for Christus Schumpert toy drive--contributed effort help local area underprivileged youth


This package is a well written package.  Overall, it captures the essence of the NCOs ability and accomplishments.  Due to this, there are some areas that can be refined and strengthened. 

First there are a couple of numbering issues.  Numbers under 10 need to be spelled out unless it has to do with time or in a series; where other numbers over 10 appear (Tongue and Quill).

Second, this was wrote when GEN Jumper was CSAF.  Knowing this, Fallen Angels was not on his reading list at the time this award was produced.  With this recognized, it was very important for the writer to identify the fact the person engaged in professional reading.  Too often the enlisted corps (and officers too) fail to recognize the importance of these books.  If you get a chance read something from the AF Chief of Staff Reading List and encourage your airmen to do it as well.

Third, consistency!  It is important to be consistent in your writing approach.  The author did an outstanding job being consistent in his methods.  For example he used "--" though out the award. Only once did the consistency break, when he used 325 dollars instead of $325.

Fourth, the writer highlighting the members extensive studies of his/her career:

- Studied over 300 pages of articles from Power Quality magazines and electrical power production web sites
  -- Remains current with rapidly developing technology of electrical generation/power distribution equipment

As identified in the 2005 3rd and 4th quarter packages, This adds depth and shows the person interest in their profession.  (To be fair though, this type of bullet often is used as filler...  It all depends on the writer, you be the judge of this bullet).  It would be a much better bullet if it was only one line, thus removing the possibility of it being used as filler.

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