USAF Honor Guard of the Quarter
Award Cat: AMN
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LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN HONOR GUARD DUTIES
- My number 1 of 12 airmen! Excelled in all 14 <BASE> Honor Guard
measurable areas--best of the best!
- Service before self--devoted 124 hours and traveled an astounding 3,788 miles
rendering military honors
--Completed 16 details including 14 funerals--displayed exceptional
military bearing and total reliability
- Driven to excel! Participated in 67% of flight details in August--eclipsed
other flight members by 20%
- Morale builder--coordinated and arranged flight appreciation lunch--greatly
enhanced flight esprit de corps
- Rises above rank! Assumed NCO duties to lead Color Guard Team at 42 ABW
Quarterly Awards Luncheon
- Eager trainer--skillfully trained six newly assigned Honor Guard
members--coached to flawless first details
- Accepts new responsibilities with enthusiasm! Performed the NCO of Firing
Party duties for four funerals
-- Ensured honors delivered with the highest level of
professionalism--seized all opportunities to lead
- Repeatedly #1!--One of three airmen selected from "C" flight for Honor Guard
profile in <BASE> Dispatch
- Unprecedented devotion--dispensed emergency first aid for heat related and
hand injuries--vigilant watchdog
- Model airman--recognized by her unanimous selection as "C" flight's Member of
the Month for August 2003
SIGNIFICANT SELF IMPROVEMENT
- Motivated academic achiever! Earned a 3.76 GPA and named to AUM Honor's
Program in August 2003
--GPA in top 10% of AUM students; member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor
- Constantly driven to build upon her professional skills in career field and
- Completed seven semester hours of classes at AUM pursuing a bachelors degree
in Nursing (BSN)
- Fast burner! Fourth quickest to SSgt out of 13,651 SrA in 03E5 cycle--sets
model for fellow airmen to follow
ARTICULATE AND POSITIVE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE AIR FORCE
- Top 1%! Only SrA to represent 333 <BASE> SrA for SNCO candle
lighting induction ceremony
- Hand picked; escorted VIP guests at 42nd ABW Change of Command--first class
contributor to stellar event
- A real dynamo! Volunteered monthly at Faith Mission Center feeding the
hungry--boosted community relations
I like this package. It showed lots of impact and actions.
The only thing I question is the SSgt comment. I do not see the importance
of this in an award... It could send the wrong meaning to the review
board... Then again this is only my opinion.