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Copied from Form Flow used in MS Word with these settings
Laser Jet 4M
Pg Stats: .6 LT .6 RT .5 T .5 B

- Best of 15 in work center! Towers over peers in training, CDCs and volunteerism for the squadron
- Outstanding technician! Continually lauded by contractors for exceptional performance/technical
  expertise; worked hand-in-hand with contract field service representatives to garner mission success
  -- Performed first-ever ground ring validation involving the Modularized Interoperable Surface
     Terminal (MIST) II and Airborne Data Link; U-2 sensors 100% FMC prior to deployment to AOR
  -- Established data uplink frequency for initial baseline parameters; created testing benchmark
- Expert technician! Troubleshot intermittent ATM communications link in Modularized Interoperable Surface
  Terminal (MIST) II tracker, narrowed to failed interface cable, ensured mission success
- Vital contributor in the development of the next generation of U-2 sensor systems...worked over 20  
  operational check flights (OCF); gave valuable feedback to depot on MIST II functionality/suitability
- Assisted {other group} flight line maintenance in solving malfunctions with U-2 airborne and ground support  
  equipment; his knowledge was paramount to resolution--ensured critical OCF milestones met
- Aggressive learner; qualified on 90% of Link Maintenance training tasks--excelled beyond peers
- Trained 5 personnel in Logistics Support (LS) on MIST II, doubled amount of qualified airmen in LS
- Quickly identified failed MIST II azimuth control motor; removed and missions lost
- Displays maturity beyond paygrade; supervises peers during performance of mission critical tasks
- Created continuity book for the MIST II...provides a quick reference for common equipment faults
- Trained {SQU} pilots on the operation of data link systems, provided vital pre-deployment experience 
- Worked closely with mission planners, explained system capabilities/limitations garnished relations
- Isolated power problem with the MIST II...voltage found on neutral...prevented equipment damage
- Identified an Instrument Navigation System fault during OCF; prompt action prevented loss of pilot
- Expertly re-deployed/setup $25M MOBSTR assets & associated support equipment via military airlift
  -- Spearheaded palletization of 100 tons/35 pallets of equipment; only the third airlift in its 6yr history
- Provided training for U-2 airborne maintenance technicians--strengthened rapport, improved relations
  -- Demonstrated DGS-? can operationally validate collection packages before operational deployment
  -- Anticipated in-flight failures--increased maintainer's confidence in sensor error diagnostic capability
- Valuable team player! Directly contributed to the 100% operational readiness rate for a $1B weapon
  system; provided outstanding support for 120 missions during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM
- Key player with successful reorganization, power supply modification and installation of newly commissioned
  Communication Operations Segment shelter; increased squadron's mission capabilities
  -- Pre-completed numerous tasks; allowed project completion ahead of schedule with no mission loss
- Identified faulty air handling equipment installed on MIST-II tracker, quickly removed and reinstalled
  new unit; prevented damage/catastrophic failure to $1M of climate sensitive electronic components
- Performed vital upgrade; installed complex azimuth brake system in satellite pedestal assembly
  -- Eliminated tracking errors; guaranteed 100% mission readiness during 1,700 hours of operation
     over 320 missions...allowed unit to meet Operation ENDURING FREEDOM intel collection goals
- Identified missing interface cable between MIST II and Mission Intelligence Segment vans; expedited
  acquisition of cable; prevented loss of U-2 sensor testing ability; averted costly time delays in testing
- Initiated comprehensive review of preliminary technical orders for the MIST II; found over 160 errors
  -- Prompted revision of technical data; resulted in 450 pages of additional troubleshooting references
  -- Prevented possible loss of mission equipment and personel from mis-interpretation of technical data
- Augmented understaffed DGS-? Forward sister unit supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM 
  -- Supported 12 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle missions; disseminated near-real-time imagery intel 
     directly to the frontline fighters during the first-ever combat deployment of the $45M system 
  -- Impacted OEF air ops, passed mission critical situational awareness to aircrews via Threatnet 
     radio network; ensured the safety of air crews flying mission sorties over hostile Afghan airspace
- Extremely articulate; selected above 15 airmen in link to brief VIPs on MIST II theory & operations


  When you look at this, there are a couple of spelling mistakes...  They are common and maybe missed by the reader..  

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