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o increased the Brigade's visibility by standing up social media pages on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Flickr, Instagram; increased facebook views by 85% in the past six months
o commended for her public affairs knowledge; led to the PAO section being recognized by 519th MP Battalion Coins of Excellence (46Q)
o reviewed and brought the 318th Press Camp Headquarter's physical security up to standards
o developed an audio/visual technical course to enhance the productivity of the Afghanistan National Army's 2-215 BDE Public Affairs Office
o provided command with timely, high quality video products during deployment supporting OIF; enusured unit's accomplishments preserved for history
o improved the existing social media program with the contribution of more than 150 published photos, 14 news releases and 4 media engagements
o placed second in the 2013 FORSCOM Keith L. Ware competition for Broadcast News Story; awesome technical competence
o integrated the office with HQ and enhanced the dissemination of command information and media relations
o helped the team win 1st place in a Department of the Army level competition
o recorded the achievements and success of the 196th MPAD readiness to fight as well as the Soldier's story
o disseminated 1,100 informational products in support of the Brigade's Operation Eagle Campaign and the Afghan National Elections
o handled the Admiral's schedule and speaking engagements at three Navy Public Affairs Symposiums
o developed agendas and position papers and assisted the Commander in representing Reserve Public Affairs at three Public Affairs Leadership Meetings
o helped create presentations to support the effort to change Reserve public affairs IA deployments from 12 months to 7 months
o directly assisted the Commander's efforts in shaping the course and focus of XXX Army and civilian public affairs professionals
o simultaneously served in positions of responsibility, from Deputy Director to Unit Director, including while deployed to CENTCOM
Ranking NCO in support of Navy Public Affairs Support Element West during first ever SEA OP Det aboard USS Abraham Linclon for Los Angles Navy Week and PANAMAX 2011. Through his direct leadership, Sergeant Young's team provided over 100 photos for publication, 10 new stories and video that was viewed by over 2 million people.
Due to a manning shortage, supported Third Fleet Public Affairs on short notice and proved to be an invaluable resource. With little guidance, Sergeant Young conceptualized, researched, and designed the webpage for RIMPAC 2012 prior to the exercise. This highly visable webpage served as an informational gateway for over 10,000 exercise participants and planners.
As lead photographer for multinational exercise Talisman Saber, produced over 1,000 images and 3 news stories which were approved and published for worldwide dissemination. Coordinated U.S. and Australian photo units for Marine amphibious beach landing to allow 360 coverage of evolution and to communicate the strategic message to international audiences.