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1SG Morgan was essential to the operational success of the 18th Field Artillery Brigade during his 7 month deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Spartan Shield as the Battery First Sergeant. The Brigade Command Sergeant Major hand selected 1SG Morgan to assume the forward deployed position and within days, 1SG Morgan restored morale and improved operational confidence and competence to the Battery of 90 Soldiers resulting in major contributions to the effectiveness and success of the overall mission.
FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE ASSIGNED AS HEADQUARTERS COMPANY FIRST SERGEANT AND THE BATTALION OPERATIONS NCOIC FOR THE 412TH CIVIL AFFAIRS BATTALION (AIRBORNE)(TACTICAL). SFC SMITH’S LEADERSHIP, GUIDANCE, DEDICATION TO DUTY, AND DEVOTION TO SOLDIERS WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN ENSURING THE SOLDIERS WERE TRAINED AND READY TO ACCOMPLISH THEIR ASSIGNED MISSIONS. SFC SMITH CONSISTENTLY DEMONSTRATED SUPERIOR LEADERSHIP TRAITS FOR PEERS AND SUBORDINATES TO FOLLOW. HE IS A TECHNICALLY AND TACTICALLY PROFICIENT LEADER WITH THE HIGHEST OF MORAL STANDARDS. HIS SELFLESS SERVICE AND DEDICATION TO DUTY ARE IN KEEPING THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF MILITARY SERVICE AND REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE 412TH CIVIL AFFAIRS BATTALION (AIRBORNE)(TACTICAL), AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE FROM 1 APRIL 2011 to 31 JUNE 2013 WHILE ASSIGNED AS FIRST SERGEANT OF 3297TH UNITED STATES ARMY HOSPITAL. MSG JOHNSON'S OUTSTANDING DEDICATION TO EXCELLENCE AND PROFESSIONALISM CONTRIBUTED IMMEASURABLY TO THE ENHANCEMENT OF THE OVERALL EFFICIENCY AND COMBAT READINESS OF THE UNIT. HIS PERSONAL COMMITMENT AND DRIVE ENSURED REMARKABLE PERFORMANCE AND EXCELLENCE WITH THE 68W SUSTAINMENT PROGRAM, JUNIOR ENLISTED BOARD, AND BEST WARRIOR COMPETITIONS. MSG JOHNSON'S ACTIONS REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE 3297TH UNITED STATES ARMY HOSPITAL, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE.
FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS THE HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 378TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION FIRST SERGEANT. 1SG MINOR DEMONSTRATED EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONALISM, TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AND OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE THROUGHOUT HIS TENURE AS THE COMPANY FIRST SERGEANT. HIS STEADFAST INTEGRITY, MATURITY, AND SOUND JUDGMENT HAVE EARNED HIM THE RESPECT OF THOSE WITH WHOM HE SERVED. 1SG MINOR IS RECOGNIZED FOR HIS EXEMPLARY SERVICE TO THE SOLDIERS OF THE ENTIRE 378TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION. THESE DISTINCTIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE 378TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION, THE 208TH REGIONAL SUPPORT GROUP, THE MILITARY INTELLIGENCE READINESS COMMAND AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
o completed 64 complete close out FLIPLS in 4TH Brigade Combat Team, Rear Detachment; established guidelines for reviewing FLIPLs which reduced processing time and subsequent personnel delays from an average of 75 days to 25 days
o dedicated countless hours during his personal time to assist Soldiers on personal and professional matters
o outstanding attention to detail, leadership and devotion to his role as First Sergeant has resulted in major contributions to 2\113 Infantry's completion of annual training 2013
o supervision produced a yearly IDT attendance rate of 95% and a yearly organizational readiness rate of 92% (11B5M/First Sergeant)
o maintained the highest levels of this unit's cohesion and preparedness
o followed up on all paperwork and made sure all warriors had proper badges for assigned duties
o increased unit mobilization readiness and enhanced intelligence production support to the Command
o supervision produced a yearly IDT attendance rate of 95% and a yearly organizational readiness rate of 92%
o served as Acting Command Sergeant Major; maintained the readiness and cohesion of his Battalion
o facilitated counseling and maintained Soldier confidentiality during difficult situations until resolved
o maturity and judgement was instrumental in preventing sensitive issues from affecting unit morale
o ensured all Company inventories were scheduled and completed
o instituted daily inspections to guarantee all vehicles were kept mission-capable and ready to roll
o delivered support on time and on target despite numerous obstacles
o motivated Bn members to take care of their equipment; regular maintenance reduced issue delays