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Specialist Pooh Bear effectively navigated the tight, hostile roads of Afghanistan during mission support of LOGPAC movements to and from FOB Shank. His exceptional skills on a Light Equipment Transporter (LET) resulted in successfully hauling over 200,000 dollars worth of equipment. SPC Pooh Bear's attention to detail resulted in notification to the Convoy Commander of 3 separate incidents of suspicious activity outside of Kublai, Afghanistan. This resulted in a 32-vehicle convoy safely returning to Bragram Airfield.


Chaplin Leiter instructed a pastoral course for the veterans hospital at Kansas City Veterans Hospital from August 2012-December 2012. Chaplin Leiter completed resident and online courses while staying fully devoted to Soldiers and family members, keeping himself available during unexpected crisis and family issues.

Chaplin Leiter supported Soldiers at Task Mustang Golden Cargo, Warex Ft Hunter Ligget, Diamond Saber Ft McCoy, CSTX Ft Dix. Chaplin Leiter was a part of the everyday preparations for the pre-deployment phases for the 1011th QM Co. Chaplin Leiter provided services for all COC's, farewell and welcome home ceremonies.


Succesfully completed Cyber Network Defense Team training and was instrumental on improving the course through insights and real world examples.


SGT Bobo was chosen over four other Specialists to relocate from FOB Falcon to Camp Liberty as a maintenance liaison for the HHT maintenance team. While there, he was responsible for tracking down parts, doing on the spot maintenance repairs for the Squadron Commander and Squadron Command Sergeant Major's PSD vehicles. He also scheduled the maintenance and repair of over 10 RG-31s through a civilian contractor. This allowed the PSD teams to continue with mission with minimal or no time loss of combat power.

While SGT Bobo was deployed to FOB Falcon, he was sought out by his peers and supervisors to head the installation of the gun turrets that were not equipped with OGPK protection kits. His knowledge and mechanical skills enabled a fast, safe install on over 15 vehicles within a two week time period and minimal loss of combat operations.


Selected over 20 individuals to deploy with the Request for Forces (RFF) 582 as an attachment to Combined Joint Special Operation Forces-Alpha in Afghanistan.


SPC Smith demonstrated accuracy and a high degree of technical skills that allowed the (unit) to pass its Safety inspection as an Arms Room Assistant Armorer. His ability and knowledge to quickly establish a Key inventory system allowed the (unit) to conduct its daily operations. SPC Smith assisted in conducting Arms Room duties that resulted in zero deficiencies for monthly inventory inspections for a period of 9 months.


o trained 20 Jr enlisted soldiers in their Warrior Task Training and technical fields


Staff Sergeant Jose Acevedorosario has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Due to a shortage of personnel at the unit, Staff Sergeant Jose Acevedorosario took on additional responsibilities to keep the unit afloat. When it comes to the Army Values, "Duty", is the main focus in SSG Acevedorosario's mission. His prior experience in the Human Resources department played a vital role in the mission accomplishment of the 645th TC.

With limited resources and no S1 personnel SSG Acevedo carried out the S1 mission while conducting his S3 duties. His skills, competence, and leadership played a vital role in the success of the completion of all tasks required for the S1 Department. He processed all forms requesting personnel action. His endless hours of work and dedication to his unit allowed the First Sergeant and Company Commander to carry out other training and mission requirements.

SSG Acevedo was the only full-time AGR Soldier with ITRS and RLAS access, though this would normally complicate mission accomplishment for most Soldiers, SSG Acevedo was always on top of all tasks. In certain situations when taskers came out with a suspense date, it was either swim or sink; not only did SSG Acevedo swim, he also carried others on his shoulders to safety.


SPC Rue during Annual Training and the DRX continuously volunteered to work above and beyond his peers during his down time to ensure the 1086th vehicles were fully mission capable. SPC Jeffery Rue continuously took initiative to ensure the M915A3 he was assigned to were fully mission capable with little to no guidance. SPC Rue contributed to the 1086th Transportation Company's succes. SPC Rue while still performing all of his duties as M915A3 Driver, still found the time to also complete a 40 hour Combat Lifesaver Course. SPC Rue never complained about missions assigned to him, and always completed every task to the best of his ability.


As the Subject Matter Expert in Mass Casualty Decontamination, SSG Pardon-Varde demonstrated expert technical skills and superior leadership over a period of three days by teaching and mentoring 33 Chemical SOLDIERS with little to no experience in Mass Casualty Decontamination about the various roles and responsibilities of each overlapping section. Under his guidance and attention to detail the company played an instrumental role in successfully supporting the 55th Civil Support Team in achieving a 'GO' on its validating mission.

Through accomplished organizational abilities SSG Pardon-Varde maintained 100% accountability of all Mass Casualty Decontamination Equipment with zero loss or damage by displaying an unmatched commitment to equipment readiness and accountability. His urgency to ensure that all accompanying equipment was serviceable and in good working order contributed greatly to the overall success of each mission and fostered an environment of mission and equipment readiness.

Displaying exceptional competence and professionalism SSG Pardon-Varde was influential during all phases of planning and preparation. He was able to effectively communicate the exact needs of the company, secure desired training areas for Mass Casualty Decontamination training, and coordinate multiple training lanes to enhance combat readiness and esprit de corps. Through his tireless efforts the company achieved high level training values and was able to sustain a rapid OPTEMPO throughout the entire exercise.

Demonstrating exceptional competence and professionalism SSG Pardon-Varde was able execute all tasks inherited in his role as the interim operations sergeant. He was able to skillfully publish all unit deliverables to include Training Schedules, Operation Orders, Rosters, complete purchase requests, and accurately forecast rations and POL. His timely submission and publication of deliverables allowed for outstanding dialogue with exercise coordination cell and the coordination of needed support to make the mission successful.


SGT Smith demonstrated exceptional capability while deployed as the Satellite Communications Systems Operator (25S) for CIT 1. He was responsible for managing a highly complex network that was far beyond anything he was trained or experienced for. He successfully maintained and operated a $6,000,000 IT architecture that was comprised of 3 SATCOM suites, and 2 Virtual Ground Terminals. SGT Smith was able to continually provide the highest level of service through constantly increasing his technical proficiency.

SGT Smith assumed responsibilities of Operations Officer as well as NCOIC separately during the period of 1 month. SGT Smith also adopted many NCOIC roles throughout the deployment. SGT Smith coordinated with entities throughout CENTCOM and CONUS to ensure that CIT continued to receive the support it required to complete its mission. SGT Smith's attention to detail and adaptive work ethic enabled the operations of CIT 1 to run successfully throughout the deployment.


PFC Gibson, was instrumental in the success of over 100 route clearance missions in the United States Division-East area of operations during OEF 12-13. He expertly performed duties as a vehicle operator on the Husky GPR, and Dismount. He was responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of these vehicles, driving over 6,000 kilometers on ASR's and MSR's, including over five target areas of interest. He insured that the routes were safe and passable for ISAF forces and ANA forces and American troops.


SPC Henderson showed sound tactical awareness during all operations by acclimating correct security posture, individual movement techniques, and proper escalation of force. SPC Henderson showed the inclination and capability to take control in any given situation by conducting first line PCC'S, maintaining constant cognizance of his surroundings and acting accordingly while urging his fellow Soldiers to succeed. His assurance to the mission set the perfect model for fellow Soldiers to emulate.


SPC Smith played a vital role in the simulated treatment of over 75 patients while working as a member of the mobile treatment team during three company level Field Training Exercises. His enthusiasm and ability to work unsupervised was instrumental in increasing the overall readiness of the 501st Area Support Medical Company.


While working as the Platoon Sergeant for D Co 2nd PLT during Operation Enduring Freedom 12-13, SGT Delaney set a standard above the 3-144 IN Battalion. His dedication to the mission, troop welfare, saftey, and mission readiness, allowed the 2nd Platoon to complete over 30 TF Grey missions, 6 Air Force 838th KLE missions, and multiple QRF and Patols with TF Bowie with 100% success. SGT Delaney is the example of the NCO Creed and the Army Core Values.


SGT Leslie distinguished himself as a Field Crew Chief during the CAAF mission. His sound technical expertise and can do attitude was demonstrated when he led his team during a very complex mission which they completed ahead of schedule and attained certification from the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency with 99.9% accuracy in all data gathering such as three runways profile and surveying 85 obstructions and Navaids. His excellent leadership skills and dedication inspired his team to rise above themselves to accomplish all missions.


SPC rambo distinguished himself as a COMSEC/Radio repairer responsible for Direct Support (DS) maintenance and repairs for radios, amplifiers, and all related communication equipment supporting 11th Armored Calvary Regiment. His broad knowledge and technical skill was demonstrated as he spent countless hours during the fielding and installation of over 185 FBCB2 JCR systems valuing at over $2.9 million. His enthusiasm and willingness to help during the Regimental transformation to the Force on Force fight was invaluable.


As the SPO (Support Operations) Command Post Of the Future (CPOF) Operator, SGT Doe worked tirelessly and devoted all time and efforts to create CPOF equivalent briefing and tracking aids to assist in the accurate and timely reporting, tracking and updating of personnel, equipment and supplies out on the battlefield in an impeccable manner.


In the absence of an NCO, SPC Beaver performed flawlessly outside his MOS (25N) working in the Battery orderly room supporting approximately 190 Soldiers. He superbly managed all Soldier transactions, personnel actions, and developed tracking systems which ensured that the Battery exceeded established standards for timely submission of personnel actions. SPC Beaver's extreme attention to detail ensured the Chain of Command was provided with up to date information of Soldiers' status.


SPC Premium has influenced the Intelligence community through countless hours of training and mentoring in excess of 500 Imagery Analysts. His mentorship ensured fully mission capable intelligence elements deployed in support of combat and peacekeeping operations around the globe.

SPC Premium devoted countless hours to developing, instructing and assisting in the instruction of numerous imagery analysis-related courses that have been presented to analysts in all branches of our military.


SGT CanMan's leadership and "Take Charge" attitude developed a sense of teamwork, loyalty, and initiaive in his subordinates. His enthusiasm and dedication insired his peers and subordinates to rise above themselves to accomplish all missions.

SGT Canman displayed excellent leadership skills and sound technical expertise while providing 100% reliable communications in support of the 89th Army Reserve Command at the 94-04 NTC rotation executing daily jumps covering a 14 day period.

During the 95-02 NTC rotation, the 4th FSB TOC was overran by OPFOR Forces, SGT Canman took charge of the MASCAL operation and oversaw the immediate evacuation and received several commendable comments for his actions from the 4th FSB chain of command.


PFC Snuffy served as the Company's Non-Combatant Evacuation operations (NEO) NCOIC. He kept constant contact with 32 Mission Essential Civilians and 32 Non-Combatants. He maintained all NEO packets updated and ensured all personnel had all required gear and masks. During exercise Courageous Channel 11, he supervised the training of over 50 NEO personnel in CBRN defense and evacuation procedures in the event of an attack. His attention to detail ensured all personnel in the company were trained and ready.


SSG Harry set the highest United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) standard across the board for the Aviation Resource Management Survey (ARMS) Inspection by being the first unit to pass the inspection. He showed great attention to detail and ensured all flight records and Standard Operating Procedures were kept in an orderly fashion, dedicating most of his time to making sure that his unit was able to perform its ISR support mission abroad.


SPC Siler's dedication to duty and superb organizational skills allowed her to effectively manage and assist in the complete setup of the Chemical Threat Section directly impacting the squad's ability to accomplish the mission. SPC Siler showed such knowledge and expertise in her field of training that she was tasked to help train the new soldiers coming into the squad. Her help in training of the new soldiers gave them the tools to be completely confident in their training. She took the lead in training her peers in preparation for OP Tomadachi.


SSG Doe was key in supervising, planning and executing the installation, operation and maintenance of Signal support systems and network integration for the BN. His tactical and technical knowledge allowed for seamless integration of all communications assets for multiple deployments, field training exercises and annual training. This execution of experience paved the way for the battalion to transition from an MSE network to a WIN-T communications platform signicantly increasing the viability of the BN's digital capabilities.


SSG WOOD UTILIZED HIS CIVILIAN SKILLS TO ARRANGE A POPULAR SONG FOR THE LARGE POPULAR MUSIC GROUP, TO INCLUDE LEARNING A SOLO ON A NON-MLS INSTRUMENT. HIS ARRANGEMENT WAS PERFORMED AT ALL EXTENDED-COMBAT TRAINING CONCERTS, AND CONTINUES TO BE POPULAR WITH AUDIENCES.

AS LOAD CREW NCO, SSG WOOD TRAINED HIS REPLACEMENT, AND HE CONTINUES TO MENTOR THAT SOLDIER AND THE SAFETY OF THE LOAD CREW, ENSURING SAFE TRANSPORTATION OF OVER $300,000 OF MUSICAL EQUIPMENT TO OVER 40 PERFORMANCES.

SSG WOOD'S LEADERSHIP AND "TAKE-CHARGE" ATTITUDE DEVELOPED A SENSE OF TEAMWORK, LOYALTY AND INITIAIVE IN HIS SUBORDINATES. HIS ENTHUSIASM AND DEDICATION INSPIRED HIS PEERS AND SUBORDINATES TO RISE ABOVE THEMSELVES TO ACCOMPLISH ALL MISSIONS. THIS SUCCESS CAUSED HIM TO BE CHOSEN AS 312TH ARMY BAND NCO OF THE YEAR.


SPC Land's devotion to mission accomplishment and can do attitude enabled him to obtain outstanding results as a Transmission Operator during Full Operational Capability 2010 exercise. His technical prowess was critical to his team achieving a setup time of 23 minutes surpassing the Brigade standard of 90 minutes during crew drill certification.


SPC Randolph was an outstanding contribution to U.S. Billeting Modular Housing's day to day operational success. He directly managed 156 modular buildings, maintaining accountability of over 6,000 civilian contractors and coalition forces. SPC Randolph's attention to detail and dedication ensures that all personnel were in accordance with the 645th RSG's Billeting Policy, by implenting an outstanding Standard Operating Proceedure that greatly improved working conditions.

While serving as an augmentee for the 645th RSG housing and billeting section, SPC Randolph displayed a high level of competence and professionalism. As a team member, he was responsible for the welfare and accountability of over 15000 transitioning military servicemembers and civilians. SPC Randolph was also responsible for the equipment readiness and serviceability of 75 tents at Camp Roberts. His dedication and hard work directly enhanced the quality of life and mission readiness of personnel moving through theater.


PFC Blank rapid learning ability was instrumental in the transition of authority from C CO, 1-24 INF to HHT, 1-14 CAV. PFC Love was identified as having the skills required to be a part of the FOB Apache BETTS-C tower operating crew, and was thereby selected over 50 Soldiers for this assignment. PFC Love assisted in over 15 tower maintenance details, ensuring that the $1.5 million system was fully operational.


SGT Wheaton proved to be an invaluable asset while serving as an Entry Control Point (ECP) Sergeant of the Guard (SOG), which provided the safeguard of over 575 million dollars worth of ammunition. He worked countless hours ensuring that only authorized personnel entered and departed the Ammunition Supply Point (ASP). SGT Wheaton's input was instrumental in establishing a strong battle rhythm and revising the Standing Operation Procedures (SOP), which ensured a more efficient operation.


SGT Hardin has completed 20 missions, 16 of those while in support of the 230th SFB Hickory Three missions at Joint Base Balad. SGT Hardin's moral courage and selfless service distinguished him from his peers by having been on the most missions out of the platoon. He never wavered, nor complained to complete a task set before him. SGT Hardin was assigned to be the Third Country National(TCN), in which he was held accountable for the care and welfare of a group ranging from 25-45 men. He briefed the Lead Driver and drivers contracted to support the Combat Logistic Patrol(CLP) on the necessary conduct, safety, and risks of the convoy mission and Convoy Commanders expectations, despite the language barriers. SGT Hardin lives the NCO creed through his ability to train soldiers, senior, peers and subordinates on basic soldier tasks and drills to their MOS specific tasks so that his platoon is fully mission capable. SGT Hardin is quick to assist when needed, shares his experience and is always ready to learn and take on further responsibility.


SPC Walton showed dedication and responsibility by stepping out of his MOS and into one of the most important roles in JCOP Red Hill as manager of the JCOP's fuel. Not only did SPC Walton do this to the best of his ability but he became the best fuel manager we've ever had.


Soldier worked numerous on and off-duty hours planning and coordinating the operational, logistical and administrative requirements for small arms readiness missions. These missions were performed by mobile training teams traveling to several CONUS and OCONUS locations. The teams trained several thousand personnel with weapons qualification success rates approaching 100%. The training teams' expertise and performance were lauded by virtually all that were exposed to it, including numerous flag officers.


SGT Longhair was responsible for the system modernization of the Transmissions Section. She was responsible for four AN/TRC-190(V3) assemblages that were upgraded with Quad-multiplexing capabilities. She attended class, learning the operation and maintenance of the upgrade which included the Quad-Multiplexer as well as the upgrade to Tactical Fiber Optic Cable. Her knowledge allowed 13 Soldiers to be successfully trained on the equipment upgrade, adding tremendously to her section's mission readiness.


SPC GRAHAM, DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF BY EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE DURING OPERATION NEW DAWN. HE HAS DEMONSTRATED OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL SKILL, KNOWLEDGE AND LEADERSHIP BY MANAGING THE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE STRATEGIC NETWORK AT COB BASRAH. SPC GRAHAM'S SELFLESS DEVOTION TO DUTY ENHANCED OPERATIONAL SUPPORT AND ENSURED MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT. HIS PROFESSIONALISM REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, 50TH SIG BN, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.


Specialist Cartwright conducted inspections of all combat life saver bags and individual first aid kits for service and accountability that were utilized at each guard and search location. Specialist Cartwright provided initial screening for sick call and assisted the platoon sergeant during health and welfare inspections for assigned personnel improving combat readiness. His knowledge and professionalism as a medic built an unwavering level of trust among the platoon members for patient care.


SGT Lizyness displayed tireless devotion to the safety and well being of his Soldiers, and utilized composite risk management in all aspects of his squad's day to day duties. SGT Lizyness was adament about motorcycle safety and took it upon himself to mentor younger motorcycle riders on the dangers of operating a motorcycle. His lessons and leadership resulted in zero motorcycle accidents since he began his mentoring.


SGT DOE was assigned as a Maintenance Supervisor for 24 months, 13 of those months he maintained 10 tactical and 11 non-tactical vehicles without the support of a maintenance technician. He meticulously managed the Non-mission Capable (NMC) report resulting in a 98% average over two consecutive years; exceeding the Army s 95% Operational Readiness Rate (ORR) goals. He maintained zero delinquencies for over 400 pieces of equipment enrolled in warranty, modification work management and calibration programs.

Due to SGT DOES's secondary MOS as Military Police, he was chosen on numerous occasions to train and prepare teams to conduct 32 Jindo , reconnaissance patrols. He was consistently tasked with providing the 40 warrior task and battle drill train up to prepare the teams. He was chosen to lead the vehicles due to his vast knowledge of the terrain and roads throughout the Demilitarization Zone (DMZ). His participation was effective by providing a security presence to the North Koreans Peoples (KPA) Army.

As the Battalion Master Driver, SGT DOE displayed tireless devotion to the safety and well being of the Soldiers assigned to the UNCSB-JSA. He was responsible for licensing 136 operators in 24 months. He utilized composite risk management in all aspects of the program. His diligence resulted in zero accidents during his two year tenure. His personal contribution allowed for the safe movement and execution of over 189,113 miles. Due to his record keeping 54 Soldiers were recommended for Drivers Badge.

SGT DOE was the only ASI-H8 recovery specialist assigned to the UNCSB-JSA for 2 years. His expertise was requested to provide recovery support for the Downed Aircraft Recovery Team (DART). He lived the Warrior Ethos by placing the mission first when supporting and contributing in two 24-Mile "Mungudai" Foot-march/ Leadership Reactionary Courses, five React to Defector Situational Training Exercises (STX), and 13 Joint Security Area (JSA) evacuation exercises.




As Tactical Operations Officer, CW3 (Name) developed a TACOPS program that gave all pilots a standardized way to plan missions. Despite the challenges posed by an continuous increased operational tempo and mission requirements, he completed all tasks with the utmost professionalism. As the Task Force high time pilot his vast experience, maturity, and proficiency were vital to not only the success of Bravo Company, but across the entire Task Force (Name).



SPC Ross served as a Motor Transport Operator for Alpha Company, 725th BSB Airborne. He logged 3500 miles driving various vehicles supporting over 1600 Soldiers. He has demonstrated exceptional competence and safety awareness while transporting personnel for Alpha Company, 725th BSB Airborne, airborne operations, and ranges; accumulating in excess of 200 accident free missions.

SPC Ross distinguished himself by exceptional meritorious service, demonstrating to all that he is a professional Soldier, dedicated to excellence in his field of expertise. His untiring efforts and Can Do attitude testify to his achievements and accolades as an outstanding Soldier of the U.S. Army

SPC Ross dedication to self-improvement through increased education enabled him to complete 40 credit hours in General Studies at Central Texas College. He showed willingness to succeed by maintaining a 4.0 GPA; his accomplishments earned him a position on the dean s list.

SPC Ross made significant contributions to the overall success of the unit's redeployment to Operation Enduring Freedom XI. He worked long hours to ensure all equipment was prepared for the unit. SPC Ross also aided new incoming Soldiers by welcoming and guiding them to the proper in-processing procedures.



SGT CanMan's leadership and "Take Charge" attitude developed a sense of teamwork, loyalty, and initiaive in his subordinates. His enthusiasm and dedication insired his peers and subordinates to rise above themselves to accomplish all missions.

SGT Canman displayed excellent leadership skills and sound technical expertise while providing 100% reliable communications in support of the 89th Army Reserve Command at the 94-04 NTC rotation executing daily jumps covering a 14 day period.

During the 95-02 NTC rotation, the 4th FSB TOC was overran by OPFOR Forces, SGT Canman took charge of the MASCAL operation and oversaw the immediate evacuation and received several commendable comments for his actions from the 4th FSB chain of command.



SSG Granadosin served as the Air Defense Airspace Management (ADAM) Cell NCOIC for the 79th IBCT. He assumed responsibility for team's Property Book containing over $3.2 million worth of equipment. He supervised three NCOs and seven enlisted Soldiers focused special emphasis on properly employing and utilizing all systems to enhance effectiveness of the brigade combat team airspace users, by providing the commander situational awareness of the brigade combat team airspace by receiving and displaying air tracks.



SGT served as a Transportation Management NCO. His technical and tactical knowledge was instrumental in ensuring that over 350 transportation movement request were executed flawlessly during the pre-deployment operations. SGT __ was chosen over 30 senior NCO by the chain of command to serve as the battalion Master Driver. His hard work and dedication resulted in 620 Soldiers within the battalion.

Sgt Axline was reassigned to a new mission. SGT Axline recovered everything from rollover to stuck vehicles. SGT Axline assisted 8/32nd Engineers with route clearing in and around the Laghman province

SGT White displayed tireless devotion to the safety and well being of his Soldiers, and utilized composite risk management in all aspects of his squad's day to day duties. SGT White's diligence resulted in zero accidents during eleven months of combat operations. His ability to read the situation allowed his squad leader to constantly leave his team the farthest from the rest of the squad and platoon. His constant critques and comments are always intelligent and help the squad better itself and be ready for an ever changing tactical situation.

SGT White served as a wheeled vehicle mechanic displaying phenomenal devotion to mission accomplishment in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. He displayed great courage and commitment driving over the dangerous roads of Afghanistan. He earned the recognition of Soldier high miler for 3rd Quarter, FY 10, executing 5,230 incident free miles and recovering 32 vehicles in a combat zone, servicing twenty seven route clearence vehicles throught the deployment.



CPL Dupper's understanding of the COIN doctorine and FM 3-24, as it applies to a squad, is outstanding. His ability to react to the local security situation and adjust his team from a COIN-centric posture to a Kinetic posture is an outstanding asset to the squad. His ability to read the situation allowed his squad leader to constantly leave his team the farthest from the rest of the squad and platoon. His constant critques and comments are always intelligent and help the squad better itself and be ready for an ever changing tactical situation.



SPC Taylor's dedication to duty and superb organizational skills allowed her to effectively manage and assist in the complete setup of the company command post directly impacting the company's ability to accomplish the mission. She not only executed her assigned tasks in a timely manner, she anticipated taskings that may get assigned to her and took the initiative to complete tasks beforehand. This facilitated and directly impacted the company's ability to meet battalion suspenses in advance so time could be spent on other taskings.

SPC Taylor showed great pride and enthusiasm in every task she undertook, producing excellent results throughout the rotation. Her knowledge of tactics, techniques, and procedures contributed to the success of the company's mission. As a result, the company maintained active and fluid communications with senior and subordinate units while participating in 2HBCTs rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center.



SGT Doe displayed tireless devotion to the safety and well being of his Soldiers, and utilized composite risk management in all aspects of his team's day to day duties. SGT Doe's diligence resulted in zero accidents during eleven months of combat operations while deployed to the Multi National Division area of operations. His personal contribution allowed for the safe movement and execution of over 102,113 miles and 12,000 tons of critical supplies and equipment to sustain counterinsurgency operations in theater.

PFC Doe displayed commitment to mission accomplishment and dedication to selfless service, personally contributing to the successful completion of thirty DCLPs. He logged 2,248 miles over the dangerous Main Supply Routes while servicing fourteen forward operating bases within the Multi National Division Area of Responsibility. His professionalism and flexibility contributed to the Brigade recognizing the detachment as the go-to transportation element for combat and base support operations.

PFC Doe took great pride in the care and upkeep of his assigned equipment. He spent countless hours ensuring that his assigned vehicle system was in top condition and at 10/20 standard. Through his attention to detail, PFC Does's vehicle often was singled out as the best in the fleet. His desire to help others in the maintenance of their vehicles contributed to the detachment maintaining a 95% operational readiness rate during the deployment.

SPC Doe's outstanding performance and dedication to duty was a major factor to the success of the Brigade Tactical Operations Center. He effectively communicated with all Battalions within the 2BCT Area of Operations. SPC Doe provided situational awareness that informed all units of current route status, medical evacuation status, and ongoing operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08.

PFC Doe served as a medium wheeled vehicle operator displaying phenomenal devotion to mission accomplishment in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. She displayed great courage and commitment driving over the dangerous roads of Iraq. She earned the recognition of Soldier high miler for 4th Quarter, FY 08, executing 3,543 incident free miles and hauling 428 tons of class I-IX in a combat zone, servicing fourteen forward operating bases in support of the Iraqi national reconstruction effort.

To ensure that the squad was able to properly account for all assigned equipment, SGT Doe devised and implemented a system of marking squad and individual equipment, which facilitated easy identification of Basic Issue Items (BII) and other pieces of organizational equipment. This allowed Soldiers to maintain 100 percent accountability of equipment through eleven months of combat operations and became the detachment standard to account for equipment.

SGT Doe's devotion to mission accomplishment and dynamic leadership style enabled him to attain outstanding results as Mission Commander for Deliberate Combat Logistics Patrols (DCLPs). His dedication was a critical factor in the squad delivering over 5,709 pieces of Class I-IX cargo over 34,000 miles while operating in the highly volatile Iraqi area of operations. Always leading from the front, SGT Doe led his team on the roads of Iraq taking the lead truck position to ensure mission accomplishment. Driving over 4,363 accident/incident free miles, SGT Doe earned the recognition of high miler NCO for three consecutive quarters.

SPC Doe displayed a high level of competence and professionalism while serving as a team leader for 1st squad. As a team leader, he was responsible for the welfare, accountability, and mission readiness of two Soldiers and the serviceability of two M915A4 tractors one M923A2 5-ton, three M872 trailers, and all assigned equipment valued in excess of 381,800 dollars. SPC Doe ensured that his team maintained zero losses during three command inspections by diligently tracking his assigned equipment.

SPC Doe lived the Warrior Ethos by placing the mission first. He set the example for his peers to emulate by meticulously maintaining his assigned vehicle to 10/20 standards and ensuring that he was able to perform a mission at a moment s notice. His commitment to mission accomplishment contributed to the platoon's successful completion of 160 Deliberate Combat Logistical Patrols (DCLPs) and 440 base support missions driving more than 102,000 incident free miles during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 08-10.

SPC Doe ensured that his assigned equipment was properly accounted for and maintained to 10/20 standard. He was personally responsible for one M915A4 tractor, two M872 trailers, and all assigned basic issue items valued at 257,908 dollars. During three command inspections, SPC Doe maintained zero shortages of his equipment. His attention to detail and commitment to keeping his vehicle systems mission capable allowed the detachment to maintain a 95 percent operational readiness rate with heavily used equipment.

SPC Doe drove 3,495 miles over the dangerous Main Supply Routes (MSRs) in Iraq demonstrating his commitment to mission accomplishment and dedication to selfless service. While servicing fourteen forward operating bases he earned the recognition of Soldier high miler of the detachment for the first quarter of FY 09. His professionalism and flexibility contributed to the Brigade recognizing the Transportation Detachment as the go-to transportation element for combat and base support operations.

SPC Doe performed the duties of an Assistant Mission Commander (AMC) and was directly responsible for all aspects of the pre-execution phase of detachment's missions. As an AMC, he supervised the upload of Class I-IX cargo and pre-combat inspections of mission personal and equipment. His actions while executing duties of a higher level of responsibility resulted in the successful accomplishment of four re-supply missions.

SPC Doe showed great pride and enthusiasm in every task he undertook, producing excellent results throughout the deployment. His knowledge of tactics, techniques, and procedures contributed to the success of the detachment's mission. As a result, the detachment safely hauled over 12,837 tons of equipment while participating in 160 Deliberate Combat Logistical Patrols and 440 base support missions driving more than 102,000 incident free miles during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 08-10.

Due to SPC Doe's outstanding knowledge of the MSRs, choke points, and tactics for Deliberate Combat Logistical Patrols he successfully navigated the most challenging roads in Iraq regardless of illumination or weather conditions, without loss or damage to equipment. His excellent technical skills resulted in SPC Doe performing the duties of the Assistant Mission Commander's (AMC) driver. His knowledge of routes and vehicle capabilities allowed the AMC to focus on the mission.

SPC Doe embodied professionalism, flexibility, and commitment to mission accomplishment by accumulating 3,740 accident and incident free miles. He delivered 428 tons of critical Class I-IX cargo over the Main Supply Routes (MSRs) in Iraq servicing fourteen forward operating bases. His enthusiasm and loyalty to the team inspired other Soldiers, which contributed to the Brigade recognizing the Transportation Detachment as the go-to transportation element for combat and base support operations.

Between February and June 2007, the brigade integrated three additional combat maneuver battalions into its force as part of the Baghdad Security Plan surge. SPC Doe proved vital in training the junior analysts from these three battalion S2s preparing them to seamless assume operations within the brigade s Operational Environment. Additionally, SPC Doe answered numerous battalion requests for information throughout the deployment proving to be an indispensable BCT asset.

Due to his professional leadership skills and aggressive can-do attitude, SFC Doe was selected by the company commander over six senior peers to perform duties as platoon sergeant of 1st Platoon. Within eight weeks he transformed a substandard platoon into a cohesive, disciplined team which held the company's highest platoon record for rifle marksmanship, physical fitness testing, and common skills testing for over a one-year period.

For a period of ten months, SFC Doe served as the Operations and Intelligence Division (OID) NCOIC. During this time he successfully rebalanced resources to continue the daily missions of intelligence analysis and the Commander's Black Book production despite extensive force protection requirements. He was meticulous in every aspect of his soldiers development and their welfare, never failing to go the extra mile to take care of their needs. Both seniors and subordinates sought him out for his unfailing mentorship.

Driving force in developing the exercise concept, intelligence requirements and support plan for the Infantry Division s Mission Rehearsal Exercise (MRE) and Corps War Fighter Exercise (WFX). He successfully orchestrated a diverse team of intelligence analysts and planners to develop a comprehensive, multi-disciplined intel scenario, and extensive intelligence architecture, and produced over 200 MSELs, which prepared the Infantry Division commander and staff for their rotation to Iraq in support of OIF II.


Compiled all of the necessary skills to put together a tracking board for anti-coalition activity that was praised by the BCT Commander and distinguished visitors in the Tactical Operations Center. This tracking wall was used daily by the BCT staff to conduct Battle Update Briefs.

SGT Doe functioned as the primary producer of the Current Threat Report (CTR), a product disseminated to commanders at all levels throughout the AOR, from Mar 02 to Mar 03. Her dedication to her work, ability to work with minimal supervision, and attention to detail was hailed by G2 leadership on several occasions. Using her knowledge of intelligence analysis and technical skills, SGT Doe become the CTB/G2 expert on Microsoft FrontPage and trained 5 additional individuals to use the software.

Concurrent with OIF planning, CPT Doe supported a key NATO Exercise by developing the threat database, Intelligence Estimate, Order of Battle, and the Intel Annex for command and staff participation. On short notice and with little assistance, he developed the key intelligence products for the extensive Intelligence Estimate Briefing presented to the senior foreign commander in charge of the exercise. His commendable efforts were singled out by the senior US General officer of the US response cell.

Stepped up to take on extra shifts, enabling other watch personnel to participate in social functions in order to represent the American contingent to the international community with the highest standards. Volunteered as a driver to shuttle the leadership to important meetings with the local Assembly; always ready to pick up incoming and drop off outgoing personnel at the airport. His exceptional contributions helped foster a cohesive atmosphere among unit members.








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