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Technician of the Year

Award Cat: Junior
Winner: SQDN

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The following example has been taken out of a IMT document.  I have changed mission information to protect myself and the people I have received the information from.  I will attempt to give a little insight to the entire process if I know it.

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- Invaluable squadron asset! Junior Technician 2nd Quarter winner...demonstrated daily superior performance
- Exemplary operator...countless hours supporting Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM
  -- Forwarded time-sensitive force protection/situational awareness data directly to battlefield commanders
  -- Rapidly identified/relayed threat information to CAOC LNO…intel vital for safety of on-going ground ops
- Expertly manned initial Global Hawk (GH) missions; provided accurate, actionable intel to theater warfighters
  -- Prepared wing-level GH highlight briefings...articulated mission summaries for future decision-making 
- Disseminated three Correlated Event Reports...relayed fused intel of enemy activities...saved lives and assets
  -- Provided time-critical fused intel to US forces under mortar/RPG attacks...troops pushed back hostile forces 
- Generated 35+ imagery adhoc ensured US/allied force protection and situational awareness 
- Presented 30 pre-mission briefings to U-2 msn crews; provided detailed ops picture before take-off/on-station
  -- Mission Planners able to develop optimal recce track; tailored mission focus ensured accurate collections
- Briefed high-interest fighter threat to crews prior to SRO mission; provided key intel to protect pilot & aircraft
- Gathered and filtered daily intel focus from theater analysts...drove and de-conflicted U-2 collection emphasis
- Streamlined Senior Correlation Analyst (SCAN) study guide materials in less than 25 percent of time allotted
  -- Corrected 12 trng materials' discrepancies...ensured accurate and up-to-date trng info available DCGS-wide 
  -- Uniform process saved over 65 manhours prior to DCGS-common qualification trng program implementation
- Facilitated "grandfathering" of 14 SCANs into new MSA position...conducted missions without degradation
- Superb performance and proven trng ability led to selection as MSA Trng Manager; normally NCO-level duty
  -- Filled major void from predecessor's departure; didn't miss a beat; continued excellence in critical trng area
  -- Developed standardized task lists, master trng plans, and theater-specific JQSs for MSAs DCGS-wide
  -- Saved 80+ manhours supporting DGS-2's operations...guaranteed unhindered U-2 reconnaissance missions 
- Identified five MSA JQS discrepancies & recommended corrections...improved DCGS-common trng program
- Most junior ranking Instructor Rated Operator (IRO); A1C shoulders responsibilities expected of tested NCOs
  -- Multi-faceted abilities; provided DCGS-101 training to 14 unit personnel; unclogged training queue back-up
- Critical thinker...understood DGS-?’s requirement to emulate sister unit's Correlation Analyst (CAN) position
  -- Initiated development/implementation of DGS-?'s CAN position...ensured DCGS-wide crew standardization
  -- Prepared brief outlining execution of new MSA/CAN trng procedures for DO; kept leadership in-the-loop
- First choice to conduct MSA trng to three {SQU} personnel...established initial cross-unit trng benchmark 
  -- Standards used to implement trng for {SQU} personnel...key player instituting total force concept for DCGS
- Trained two linguists on 1N0 responsibilities; increased manning flexibility by 33%; improved msn readiness
  -- Easily met challenge of teaching peers; brought them up to speed in half the normal time needed for position
- Built comprehensive checklist for unit Ops Center...ensured 100% chat coverage for missions in two theaters
  -- Near-real time intel passed to CAOC and warfighters in AOR; kept crews abreast of potential adhoc taskings
- Flawlessly constructed daily intel read file; attention to detail kept {GROUP}/CC up-to-date on global situation
- Prepared 20+ weekly ISR highlight briefings for {WING}/CC...informed base leadership of successful unit ops
- Directly supported CJCS-directed PACOM mission; developed new tracking method for adhoc taskings
  -- Reduced internal processing time for 60+ adhocs per mission by 50%; allowed more responses per mission
- Developed FalconView file depicting coalition fire bases and high-value target areas; data used by operations 
  flight commander to brief {GROUP}/CC; senior leadership able to anticipate future tasking and plan msn schedule
- Contrasted DGS-? & Regional Security Ops Center's SIGINT reporting...identified major reporting differences
  -- Briefed DGS-? SIGINT team...aligned unit reporting to national agency guidelines... surpassed expectations
- Attended Joint Collection Management Board during sqdn leadership absence...responsible for developing 
  collection priorities and reviewing taskings; expertly filled another NCO-level job without missing a beat
- Articulate briefer...presented initial current intel briefing for new squadron CC...recognized as #1 of 3 airmen
- Selected above peers to give first-ever pre-mission briefing to {SQU}...lauded by {SQU} DO for briefing excellence

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