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

Award Cat: SNCO
Winner: yes - unsure how far









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LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTY:
-Dynamic/visionary leadership! Established/communicated goals... enforced standards to recognize/promote qualified
  members... proven track record in preparing/developing/producing future AF leaders in record time 
  -- Empowers others! Promoted 5 qualified/responsible members. Team player! 1st time to have 4 3C0 MSgt's 
  -- Pro-active in recognizing members! Spearheaded awards/decorations program; 10 medals/4 quarterly awards
  -- A real leader! Provided others opportunity to supervise/mentor by reorganizing 3C0 organizational structure 
  -- Results oriented! Promoted/monitored/enforced 3C0 CDC/PME training. Members successfully completed 
      7 level school - 3; 5 level school - 3; NCO Academy - 2. Drastically improving our operational readiness
  -- Significantly reduced perception of favoritism! Created spreadsheets/documents on 3C0's (i.e., attendance,
      CDC, PME); to establish standards/communicate accomplishments; track those that excel/exceed AF standards
- Inspired/facilitated transitioning 716th CF to staff helpdesk at 916th Job Control full-time on UTAs, providing
  {WING} with computer/network support on UTAs. Our members received real world training; 1st at {BASE}!
- Key person in improving working relations with {#} Communications Squadron. His perseverance/expertise in
  human relations allowed 716th CF to establish/maintain an outstanding partnership with {#} CS active duty 
  -- Active team building! Participated in development of signed "Memorandum of Understanding" between units 
  -- Motivates others! In one year, {#} CS certified 60% of our team on "3C0 - Initial Qualification Training" exam
-Strives for continuous improvement! Assigned/guided members on taking ownership of key additional duties 
  -- Eye on budget! Oversaw approval of three training waiver packages, saving AF $39,000 in training/expenses
  -- Energizes/inspires! 716th CF was 1st in wing to have all eligible members accomplish Physical Fitness exam

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT: 
- Excels/stands out! Earned Meritorious Service Medal and "{WING} - 2004 - 1st Quarter SNCO Award" 
- Leads by example! 1st to successfully complete "3C0 - Initial Qualification Training" ACC exam, scoring 82% 
- Sets the bar for others! Led the way in accomplishing new Physical Fitness exam (Fit to Fight), scoring 81.5% 
- Superior performer! Studied/prepared for SAV/UCI... read several AFI manuals, became a subject expert in
  several areas... delegated/coordinated/encouraged others to ensure programs were in compliance/up-to-speed 
- Excellent communication skills! Off-duty, educated himself on writing/speaking... best EPRs/awards/briefings!
  -- Promotes leadership and professionalism! On his personal time conceptualized/organized/created a CD called
      "NCO's Toolkit" containing sample Awards, EPRs, LOAs, LOCs, LORs, presentation and guides for supervisors
- Best public relations! Pursued/ensured 716th CF was in "Wright Flyer" newspaper, informing/educating wing 
- Challenges/motivates soldiers! Assigns team members to create/present classes on computer/military topics 

BASE OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
- Developed/presented career course, entailing writing cover letters/resumes/interviewing. Tools for Success! 
- American Red Cross volunteer, raised $6,400 in one day for "Operation Phone Home". Service before Self!
- Improves AF life! Active member in wing's "Top Three" team... participates in ceremonies/recreational events 
- Personal commitment! Designed/created professional wooden retirement plaques for 716th CF members 
- Recognizes/awards our top performers! Solicited civilian employer/vendors to donate coffee mugs/cups/shirts 

NOTES:

WOW.  One can definitely tell this is a SNCO package.  The writer is hitting everything, Time, Money, Leadership, Management.  Plus most importantly affecting people outside of local unit.  To be nit picky, there are a couple of numbering problems, but the smoothness of the package allows the eyes to float over them.


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