Civilian of the Quarter (3rd Quarter)
Award Cat: Civilian CGS-09 and above
Key Points to Writing
- WRITE!!! The more you do it, the better you get.
- Ask for HELP, the only person looking out
for #1 is you.
- Use a spell checker. F7 works well in MS Word.
- Use Merriam-Webster Online
to improve your vocabulary.
The following civilian award example has been taken from an AF1206 - IMT so the formatting
might be 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.
you have found this information useful, please let me know. Everyone of these
letters has taken considerable amount of time to put together. Please
treat yourself to something special from one of the ads on the page. We
will both get something out of it. (Money gathered pays for
hosting and domain fees plus site growth items. HONESTLY, when I see money come in it also
prompts me to work harder on the site.)
-Coordinated technical solution for STRATCOM Defense Red Switch phone
requirements. New phones provide secure dedicated conference and hotline
capability for global strategic forces for Air Operations Center.
-Continued project management of DoD pilot project to provide outdoor, wireless
access to Secret Internet Protocol Router Network. Provides critical, real-time,
classified data to wing command and control authorities. Important lessons
learned from this project will guide deployment of similar systems throughout
-Administers system processing all communications requirements for ##BW and 32
tenant units. Vital end of year process approves all communications purchases.
Ensures new equipment compatability
and logistical support.
-Hand picked to become base administrator for new ACC web based communications
requirements processing system. Organized team to analyze system behavior and
integrate existing processes prior to implementation.
-Oversaw preparation of over 150 military personnel
postered for deployment in AEF
9-10. Developed plan for mobility folder review for over 300 personnel. Greatly
reduces last minute deployment complications.
-Developed design for concealed Protected Distribution System providing physical
security for classified networks. Used in renovation of building 6237 and
encorporated into design guide
for future construction.
-Conducted review and consolidated inputs for several vital disaster response,
base support and operational plans. Ensures flights understand their roles under
any contigency and vital
communications support is provided.
-Provided group and wing leadership with
much needed information regarding the feasibility and impact of new $38M
consolidated communications facility considering $10M donation from local
BASE/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT
-Planned and taught 9 personnel on the Communications Infrastructure Planning
System. Increased understanding of planning and funding processes of base
communications systems. System guides ACC funding decisions.
-Organized unit raquetball
challenge ladder tournament. Encouraged increased physical fitness and
-Attended 8 hour base administrator training for Project, Workflow, Requirements
and Resources system. Using knowledge gained, developing base training program
for technicians and unit telecommunications officers.
-Attended 40 hour, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association,
Terrestrial and Wireless Networking and Trends course. Knowledge gained will
help steer base long range planning for years to come.
-Organized group of 8 volunteers to work with Habitat for Humanity and take part
in constructing a home for a needy family. Group learned basic construction
skills and techniques that will aid them in future projects.
-Volunteered programming skills to aid in the development of a web portal for
remote villages in South America. Project increases
accessability of internet
resources in locations where internet was previously unavailable. Aids more
conventional assistance efforts by keeping lines of communication and support
- Went door to door to initiated
nieghborhood clothing drive for Hurricane Katrina evacuees. Combined
drive with local business resulted in 2 truck loads of clothing, toys, diapers
and other needed items.
I have a slanted view of this package. There are way too many
spelling errors, take the time
and run spell check. The structure is off as well but this is easily over
looked because it is a Civilian package (Use
(PPT developed at Brooks) as an education tool). With that said, there
should still be a space separating the dash from the first letter of the bullet.
Also, many of the sentances are passive. Active verbs would greatly
enhance the overall read ability of the award. Further dissecting the award
package, there are a couple of numbering
issues but they are minor (the numbers should have been spelled out).
Also, STRATCOM is actually
USSTRATCOM and the COCOM ought to be identified appropriately. Final note, not all packages need to be well
written or winners. The fact the individual was recognized is the most
important aspect of the award system.