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Enlisted Recognition Program (NCO of the Year)

Award Cat: Mid Tier Enlisted (NCO/PO)
Winner: Division - Unified Command









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DUTY AND JOB PERFORMANCE
- Functional Mgmt tech advisor for C2 pgms totaling $114M/yr; Nuclear Planning and Execution System (NPES)
  C2 Enterprise Data Base & Integrated Strategic Planning and Analysis Network--integrating National systems
- Handpicked team member to implement Presidential directive--establish National Command Capability (NCC)
- Facilitated NPES battle staff dispersed operations concept demonstrations; 1 year ahead of forecasted schedule
  -- Proved CDR<CHOMP>'s net-centric CONOPs for Nuclear C2--potential $1M/yr NPES pgm savings
  -- Coauthored $385K program objective memorandum input; need to create first <COCOM> dispersed site
  -- Successful demo--elimination of 2 mobile C2 weapon systems considered--potentially savings of $340M
- Executing <COCOM>/CD directive to integrate offensive and defensive ballistic missile C2 sys and ops
  -- Attended 16 hrs of Integrated Missile Defense (IMD) training--identified 5 processes to integrate C2 info sys
  -- Prepared background papers for initial meetings to determine technical & pgm requirements with JFCC-IMD
- Team member to implement Global Operations initiatives to improve Airborne Command Post (ABNCP) C2
  -- Participated in flag officer NPES capabilities briefs--identified and corrected three major training issues
  -- Vastly increased ABNCP combat C2 capability--enabled automatic processing of over 365K messages/year
  -- Coordinating aircraft modification and information security approval process--keeping projects on schedule
  -- Drafting rqmts for NPES drops in alert facilities--reducing C2 system updates from 24 hours to 15 minutes
- Innovator--selected team member to upgrade legacy Nuclear Command and Control (NC2) information systems
  -- Added capability to execute the DoD "new Triad": nuclear, conventional and non-kinetic global strike forces
- Defined C2 sys rqmts for <COCOM>Center for Combating (?CC) Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
  -- Increased SCC-WMD's situational awareness of all <COCOM>assigned nuclear vehicles and weapons
  -- Solved SCC WMD's capability gap to provide collaborative WMD effect assessments to DoD NC2 centers
- Finalized rqmts to add Defense Threat Reduction Agency software into NPES--vastly improved fallout maps
- Engineering team mbr to post NC2 reports on Knowledge Mgmt web page--increased report access by 227%
- Synchronized Trident Sub tgt change message testing--improved adaptive planning and execution time by 75%
- Detected multi-level secure information proposal technical failure--guaranteed security of Top Secret info
- Diagrammed Enterprise Database user access records process--courageous call to reduce personnel by 14%
- Defined feasibility rqmt to automatically update ICBM alert status in <COCOM>Force Status Reporting
  System--potentially eliminated over 1,100 hrs/yr spent manually reporting status at five NC2 operations center
- Authored background paper for EUCOM J6 visit--confirmed <COCOM>'s European/NATO NC2 support
- Chaired NPES Configuration Control Board 7 times--skillfully prioritized 348 software change requests
- Reviewed new/recurring training program to 226 operators across 6 time zones--user proficiency maximized
- Certified Global Ops Ctr Battle Staff member--tracks 594 nuclear weapon vehicles & systems--100% accurate

SIGNIFICANT SELF IMPROVEMENT
- Completed: SNCO PME, 48 hrs of Defense Acquisition University (Acq 101 & T&E 101)--15 credit hours
  towards his BS degree w/3.8 GPA, 80 hours of NPES Battle Staff User & Adaptive Planning training courses

BASE AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- Selfless commitment to base and local community--volunteered over 465 hours to improve the lives of others
- Assisted CMSAF McCoy (ret) build and distribute Thanksgiving holiday baskets to military families in need
- Organized volunteers for Veterans Affairs facility--escort homeless veterans--ensured complete medical care
- Active sponsor of base Airman's Attic--implemented budget and accounting system--assured program success
  -- Authored base newspaper article--provided household items to Joint Service & AF junior enlisted families
- President, Jt Cmd South Central Enlisted Counsel--managed Easter party for over 100 multinational members
- Procured camera and computer systems for AF Sergeants Assoc (AFSA)--vastly improved monthly newsletter
- Active in Top-3, Network 56, & Advisory Counsel--helped organize two NCO inductions ceremonies & more
- Poster quality "Airman" and role model--<COCOM> NCO of the Qtr, 3rd Qtr 05, took #1 of 673 NCO's!

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  Very concise, clear high level package.  It is interesting to see how a command level award package reads significantly different than a wing or group level.  You can see a lot of impact throughout the DoD.  Even more interesting is that the 3rd quarter award is also located on the site.  Finally, no spelling or numbering errors.


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