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

Award Cat: NCO
Winner: Detachment









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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 change 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 Amazon.com 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).

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LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE
- Stellar NCO--led on-time mail movement of 20M lbs to 47K UK patrons during MCA manning crisis--0 delays
- Skilled negotiator--acquired critical, short notice space allocations for Bahrain mail due to airline strike action
  -- redirected the movement of 8K kgs of mail within 45 minutes--eliminated a 72 hour mail delivery stoppage!
- Effectively supervised the movement of the AA warehouse--ensured zero delays on all LHR transferring mail
  -- Relocation saves 240 man hours per year in reduced traveling time and consolidation of mail storage areas!
- Meticulously processed and QC'd over 7,500 air transportation documents--payments exceeding $2.3 Million!
- Carefully monitored new routing for over 20K kgs of Lisbon retrograde mail--service Increased 4 extra days
- Aggressively pushed for improvements to outdated computers and internet service--saves 720 man hours yearly
  -- Personally networked office--routed internet service to 3 office computers--significantly reducing congestion
- Gifted individual--overcame language barriers with local customs agents--released mail to deployed members!
- Achieved immeasurable quality--monitored the transfer of 10M+ lbs of mail error-free--costs exceeding $11M
- Absolute master at finding lost packages--routed 12 pkgs to Mail Recovery Center--saved customers distress
- Has the natural flair and ability to build and sustain excellent rapport with local carriers and handling agents
  -- Conducted seven carrier meetings--ensured best route, fastest service while correcting problems on the spot!
- Carried out multitude of assigned & assumed duties and demonstrated a rare breed of reliability and dedication
  -- Revamped publications and supply programs--developed new LMR continuity binder--truly devoted to duty
- Quality minded--gathered and reported data on mail discrepancies arriving both Heathrow & Gatwick airports
  -- Quickly reported and redispatched over 100 pieces of mail--moved all mail within 24 hours of identification
- Accurately initiated over thirty routing and adjustment forms on more than 12K kgs of mail--saved USPS $25K!
- Pursues all assignments with eager & ardent interest--expertly monitored over 1.3M kgs Bahrain transfer mail
- Left no stone unturned! Brilliantly monitored 19 warehouses at 2 IAPs--eliminated lost and delayed mail items
- Meticulously examined 15 air carrier dispatch schedules--mail lag time cut in half--improved delivery service!
- Arranged an increase in airline allocations for the 05 Christmas mailing season eliminating gateway congestion
- Leadership in motion! Masterfully initiated recall & reporting procedures within 10 min of London bombings

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT
- Awarded additional 12 credits with skill-level upgrades in 2nd CCAF Degree--Stands above contemporaries!
- A role model while capitalizing on AF benefits--CLEP'd Intro Computing--earned 3 credits for CCAF Degree
- Leads by example! Steadfast dedication in achieving CCAF Degree earning 21 credits while holding 3.5 GPA!
  -- Graduated CCAF/Degree in Transportation Management--now enrolled in Information Management program
- Eagerly persuing Bachelor's Degree in Sports and Health Sciences--Puts forth unrelenting effort in his studies
- Took charge of unit WGM duties--attended WGM training to further knowledge base in computers & networks!
- Attended cultural and religious history trip to Salisbury and Stonehenge--increased awareness in local history

BASE OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- Superior Leader! Gave over 350 hours of personal time to coach the London Central High School football team
  -- Team reached semifinal appearance--produced six all-conference players--best school showing in six years!
- Superb Mentor--donated 20 hours off-duty time to mentor high school students and help them during study halls
  -- Efforts ensured students traveling/missing during school time were kept updated on current study materials
- Innovative; initiated Punt, Pass, and Kick Fundraiser; raised over $1,150 for LCHS football team uniform items
- Dynamic--created highlight film of 2005 LCHS football team--presented to parents at the fall awards ceremony
- Humanitarian--volunteered 15 hours to the High Wycombe animal shelter--cared for over 20 abandon animals
- Volunteered 2.5 hours supervising and cleaning up for the RAF Croughton Youth Halloween Harvest Party
  -- Developed and sustained games for children--provided a safe place for children--Halloween night success!
- Organized a paintball function for unit members, airline reps, and two local bases--increased friendship bonds!
- Heartfelt leadership! Invited three Croughton Airmen for T-Day & Xmas day meals--rekindled holiday spirits!

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I like this package.  It is not the best package I have seen (in terms of quantifiable impact), but that  amount of effort put into it is easily seen.  Due to the fact this came from a detachment, it can be very HARD to have a lot of quantifiable impact and the author did a very good job filling the lines with attention catching word pictures.  There were some minor errors but easily ignorable.   Again, this package is a great example of what a writer faces when the nominee is deserving and their job does not always provide the best writing material.


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