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STAFF SERGEANT ROCK
JOINT TASK FORCE
FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE ASSIGNED AS CREW CHIEF IN SUPPORT OF MILITARY OPERATIONS AGAINST TERRORIST AGGRESSION IN THE REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN. DURING THIS PERIOD, HE ASTUTELY SURMOUNTED EXTREMELY ADVERSE CONDITIONS TO CONSISTENTLY OBTAIN SUPERIOR RESULTS. THROUGH DILIGENCE AND DETERMINATION, HE ACCOMPLISHED EVERY TASK QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY. HIS UNRELENTING LOYALTY, INITIATIVE, AND PERSEVERENCE BROUGHT HIM WIDE ACCLAIM AND INSPIRED HIS PEERS AND SUBORDINATES TO STRIVE FOR MAXIMUM ACHIEVEMENT. SELFLESSLY WORKING LONG AND ARDUOUS HOURS, HE HAS CONTRIBUTED GREATLY TO THE SUCCESS OF THE MULTINATIONAL EFFORT. HIS COMMENDABLE PERFORMANCE IS IN KEEPING WITH THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF MILITARY SERVICE AND REFLECTS CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, HIS UNIT, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
PERIOD: 25 MAR 2007 TO 24 APR 2008
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Note that certificate citations for the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal are limited to six lines.
The citation for the ARCOM is typed directly into the DA Form 638. Later, the Commander's staff will transfer the text to DA Form 4980–14 Army Commendation Medal Certificate.
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