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SGT Meyers went above and beyond his duty by performing 2/211th GSAB QRF operations. With little time to prepare, he executed the mission with precision and the highest level of motivation. All mission requirements were met or exceeded by SGT Myers with no prior experience in HRF operations.
FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE AS AN BATTALION BATTLE NCO AND SQUAD LEADER WHILE PARTICIPATING IN OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM IN AFGHANISTAN. DURING THIS PERIOD, STAFF SERGEANT MCDONALD DISPLAYED THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF PROFESSIONALISM, SOUND JUDGMENT, AND TECHNICAL AND TACTICAL COMPETENCE DURING EXTREMELY SENSITIVE OPERATIONS. HIS EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE COMBINED WITH HIS UNTIRING PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE WERE MAJOR FACTORS IN HIS TEAM'S ABILITY TO ACCOMPLISH THEIR MISSION. THROUGH HIS DISTINCTIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS, STAFF SERGEANT MCDONALD REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, A CO 2-12 INFANTRY AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
Operations Battle Captain OC/T
MSG Javier, deployed with 1ABCT, 4th Infantry Division, acted as a coach and advisor in the role of BDE Battle Captain OC/T in a professional and exemplary manner. MSG Javier demonstrated patience, tact and diplomacy during regular daily interactions with the Brigade Royal Saudi Land Forces officers and Soldiers resulting in a positive relationship and effective instruction in COIN operations from the company through Brigade operations level during Earnest Leader 2013 in Dammam Saudi Arabia.
Battalion Ammunition NCO
As the Battalion Ammunition NCO, SSG Clooney processed ammunition requests, turn in, and established transport operating procedures ensuring mission accomplishment. SSG Clooney maintained accountability of over 70,000 rounds valued at over $151,670. He maintained a zero delinquency residue turn-in rate for over 40 ammunition issues. He was vital to the efficient and effective transition of the Ammunition Basic Load of six transportation companies and one LSV detachment during deployment/redeployment operations.
SSG Clooney was responsible for coordinating over 7 ranges for Battalion and managing the Battalion Standard in Training Commission (STRAC). He used all available resources to fill range personnel requirements so that all ranges were zero accidents. His attention to detail and pre-planning skills resulted in efficiently executed ranges and training exercises.
As a Unit Prevention Leader, he conducted five urinalysis tests, handling 90 specimens with a zero discrepancy rate. He also taught one alcohol and drug abuse class to over 90 Soldiers within the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He ensured that Soldiers in the battalion were in compliance with the alcohol and substance abuse policy.
As an Equal Opportunity Leader, SSG Clooney instructed two Equal Opportunity training classes to include Racial and Gender discrimination and Prevention of Sexual Harassment training for over 100 Soldiers.
SERVICE AND PERFORMANCE DURING THE PERIOD APRIL TO MAY 2012 FOR RESEARCHING, DEVELOPING AND EXECUTING THE INSTRUCTION OF CLAYMORE MINE EMPLOYMENT USING IDENTIFIED CLAYMORE MINE TRAINERS. THIS LIVE DEMONSTRATION AND OPERATING INSTRUCTION ALLOWED FOR THE FIRST LIVE CLAYMORE MINE FIRING IN OVER 10 YEARS FOR THE 2-137TH IN REG CAB. THIS TRAINING DEMONSTRATED THE SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION OF RESOURCES IN THE CAB BETWEEN ARMOR AND INFANTRY ELEMENTS AND IMPROVED REAL WORLD SOLDIER TRAINING AND THE BATTALION'S WARFIGHTING CAPABILITY.
M249 SAW Gunner
SPC Soldier deployed to Balikatan 2008 where his fireteam, based on their excellent performance in CQB, was selected to train an entire ROP platoon on basic MOUT and CQB operations in support of OEF Philippines.
SPC Soldier maintained the entry control points and patrolled Fort Polk and its more than 20 square miles of terrain.
SPC Soldier, being responsible for the safety and well being of over 10,000 residents, maintained constant state of alertless and assisted in the force protection measures of Fort Polk.
SPC Soldier participated in rotations to PTA, NTC, and completed a 15 month deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he consistently displayed skills and maturity above his pay grade. His relentless efforts have inspired his peers and leaders alike.
As the senior gunner in his Squad, SPC Soldier was selected from among his peers to train A battery on crew-served Weapons PMI on all platforms. His clear and comprehensive instruction, which emphasized regular preventive maintenance, was directly responsible for the entire battery accomplishing 100% qualification during Truck Gunnery.
SPC Soldier scored 848 during Crew Gunnery during MOB, placing his crew among the top three of the platoon.
PFC David led with distinction as the Battle RTO for 237th Brigade Support Battalion, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), forward deployed to Regional Command North (RC-N), Afghanistan in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF). He provided sound counsel to senior Tactical Operation Center personnel on all matters concerning battlefield reporting, night surveillance operations, and equipment. His efforts significantly impacted successful deployment and battalion redeployment operations on a daily basis.
He assisted the Battle NCO in updating DCO and providing situational awareness of current weather updates, LOGSTATS, PERSTAT, medical evacuation status, and ongoing operations. PFC David continuously charted all CCIRs and RFIs for both real world and EXEVAL events in one chart, giving the Battle Captain and Battle NCO a one-source chart which streamlined the decision-making process.
PFC David successfully completed the Raven Operator Course prior to deploying which directly enhanced the Battalion's training efforts at the National Training Center. At NTC, PFC David launched several Raven flights which improved the battalion's situational awareness and readiness posture of the Forward Operating Base. PFC David's expertise greatly enhanced S2 abilities to provide up-to-date intelligence reporting during A STB Ops.
PFC David successfully tracked over 25 long range Tactical Convoy Operations moving throughout RC-North area of operations, covering in excess of 3,000 miles. He directly controlled several air surveillance assets in support of convoy security and route clearance operations through coordination of external UAV assets.
SPC Young was directly responsible for maintaining the battalion's training schedules for the brigade commander. Through his attention to detail and dedication to the mission of the training section, he ensured 100% qualification.
His ability to take charge of various tasks such as brigade calendar organization, brigade range calendar organization and brigade training meetings improved section readiness by 50%.
SPC Young set the example for his peers to follow and led the way to success. His work ethic, foresight and his willingness to stay after 1700 to meet deadlines for the next day showed his potential for increased leadership positions.
He focused his undivided attention on helping Soldiers improve themselves for the unit and the Army by promoting civilian education.
Assistant Operations Sergeant
o task oriented and detail minded; completes assignments to the fullest while staying focused to make sound and thoughtful decisions
Field Sanitation NCO
CPL Jones' outstanding dedication and leadership led to the unprecedented COP Baraki Barak rating of 93%, the highest of all outlying COPs under TF Vanguard. His actions directly contributed to the health and welfare of the Soldiers assigned to the COP. His actions reflected credit upon himself, 4IBCT, 3ID, and the United States Army.
FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT AND EXEMPLARY SERVICE AS THE OPERATIONS SERGEANT IN HHC, 2ND BRIGADE WHILE DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF THE JOINT READINESS TRAINING CENTER. PFC BARROGA'S EXCEPTIONAL DEDICATION TO MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT, TACTICAL AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCE, AND UNPARALLELED PROFESSIONALISM CONTRIBUTED IMMEASURABLY TO THE SUCCESS OF THE "DAGGER" BRIGADE. PFC BARROGA'S EFFORTS ARE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF MILITARY SERVICE AND REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIM, THE DAGGER BRIGADE, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
As acting platoon sergeant for 3rd Platoon during Annual Training 2012 from 10 June 2012 through 29 June 2012, SGT Shields distinguished himself by operating 2 levels higher than his assigned position and rank. His leadership and technical and tactical proficiency ensured the successful training of 18 Soldiers assigned to his platoon in 32 Army Warrior Tasks. The actions of Sergeant Shields are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon him and the 18th Cav and the U.S. Army.
SSG Ehrlich led by example and consistently demonstrated the Army values to a team of 16 paratroopers in the 82nd ABN DIV G2 and the HHBN for the past four years, resulting in the professional development and promotion of seven NCOs, and the successful mentorship and development of four junior grade officers. SSG Ehrlich's tactical and technical experience enabled him to train 30 paratroopers in the Analysis Control Element (ACE) on Collection Management (CM), lethal targeting, and Global Response Force (GRF) processes.
SSG Zipplies wrote the 603D ASB company B's Standard Operating Procedures for combat logistic patrols; reduced schedule errors, risk, and duplication by 50%.
SSG Zipplies trained 24 combat section Soldiers on convoy procedures and convoy security with effective results; enabled completion of 29 combat logistic patrols without incident.
During a route clearance mission, SSG Zipplies' responded immediately and cordoned off the platoon sergeant vehicle after a RKG-3 attack which allowed EOD to safely assess the area and prevented injury to Soldiers.
Filled in for personnel unable to go on missions due to illness, schools, or injury; performed as Gunner and Truck Commander on numerous occasions.
During his tenure with the 603D ASB, SSG Zipplies distinguished himself by exceptional meritorious service, demonstrating to all that he is a professional Soldier, dedicated to excellence in his field of expertise. He not only executed his assigned tasks with competence and in a timely manner, he anticipated taskings and took the initiative to evaluate alternative solutions and complete tasks beforehand. His untiring efforts and Can-Do attitude are a testament to his achievements as an outstanding Soldier of the U.S. Army.
PFC Collins executed his duties as M249 SAW gunner with tenacity and adaptability during JRTC with little preparation. Arriving shortly before JRTC, his rapid mastery of the skills needed speak highly of his Soldiering ability and contributed greatly to 2nd Platoon's successful completion of all lanes and scenarios.
PFC Collins took the initiative to learn, maintain and repair all of 2nd Platoon's radios while serving as the Platoon Leader's RTO. His experience with communications systems ensured the platoon was in continuous contact with the Troop TOC. His hard work and dedication was a key factor in the success of over 30 missions.
PFC Collins served as an Infantry Rifleman and conducted five live fire training certifications. His willingness to execute combat commands as a rifleman under stressful combat conditions throughout the duration of the current deployment contributed to the team's overall success.
PFC Collins ensured the accurate placement of markings in accordance with Platoon, Squad and team SOP after initialy clearing an Objective during MOUT Live Fire Certification. Due to his steadfast adherence to SOP, he guaranteed the team's overall success.
SPC Andre completed two full rotations of a training cycle to include Vanguard Focus, Marne Focus, one NTC rotation and individual training during his assignment in the Cotton Baylor battalion.
SPC Andre consistently proved his Soldier abilities by scoring expert on the M4, M240 and M249.
SPC Andre served as a rifleman in OIF 5 through 6 and Operation New Dawn.
SPC Andre exceeded his responsibilities by volunteering to shoulder additional duties; supported 1st Platoon as the armorer and ensured there were no deficiencies in mission essential equipment.
PFC Dyer, while assigned to the Flight Line security at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa effectively prevented anyone without proper identification or license to gain entry to the Flight Line. This ensured a safer and secure working area for crews to conduct their air operations in support of CJTF-HOA. During his tenure on the Flight Line, SPC Dyer's exemplary dedication to duty and technical expertise contributed significantly to E Company's mission success.
As Charlie Company's Platoon Sergeant, SFC Moses' example and guidance produced one KATUSA and one NCO Battalion and Brigade Soldier of the Quarter winner, 12 Soldiers actively enrolled in college courses and over 500 cumulative correspondence course hours completed.
Advised Bn leadership on how to safely and efficiently provide Convoy Escort Teams to escort civilian trucks from Camp Virginia, Kuwait to both Camp Cedar and Camp Adder, Iraq.
SFC Moses helped prepare and train 27 Soldiers selected for participation in the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) during Area One Antiterrorism Exercise resulting in praise by the garrison CSM.
SFC Moses deployed the Company Operations Cell over 55 miles during the Ready Strike Exercise and due to thorough preparation and experience, had the cell operation and reintegrated with command within 30 minutes of arrival.
Volunteered to fill in for personel unable to go on mission due to illness, schools, or injury. Performed as Gunner and Truck Commander on numerous occasions.
Oversaw the preparation for the Battalion CIP inspection resulting in several Soldiers receiving outstanding recognition and while simultaneously providing support to the Second Infantry Division Fires Brigade DTSB during Operation Ready Warrior.
Served as NCOIC of a Battalion-level M4/M9/M16 range, resulted in 125 of 127 NCOs and Soldiers qualifying with zero incidents.
Maintained 100% accountability and serviceability of tactical vehicles and critical communication equipment worth over 10 million dollars.
SFC Moses' outstanding leadership, coupled with his ability to get the job done, earned his selection as the unit Rear Detachment NCOIC for over 70 Soldiers during Key Resolve 11.
Constantly led rigorous company and platoon-level physical fitness sessions which contributed to his platoon maintaining the highest platoon APFT average in the battalion.
Served as one of only two 3-41 IN Unit Prevention Leaders in the Batalion and conducted over 40 urinalysis tests.
Encouraged and coached one NCO who attended the Joint Network Node (JNN) fielding training and exceeded course standards with an academic average of 98%.
FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING IN SUPPORT OF BOTH OPERATION GOTHIC SERPENT AND THE BATTLE OF MOGADISHU. HIS DEDICATION TO DUTY, SELFLESS SERVICE, AND SUPERIOR PROFESSIONAL ABILITY CONTRIBUTED GREATLY TO MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT. SSG DEVIN'S LEADERSHIP AND ATTENTION TO TRAINING AND PREPARATION PRODUCED COMBAT EFFECTIVE SOLDIERS WITHIN ALL ELEMENTS HE WAS INTEGRATED INTO. SSG DEVIN'S STEADFAST COURAGE AND TENACITY WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR NOT ONLY COMPLETING THE MISSION BUT PRESERVING THE LIVES OF THOSE UNDER HIS COMMAND. SSG DEVIN'S OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IS IN KEEPING WITH THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF MILITARY SERVICE AND REFLECT DISTINCT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, C SQUADRON, 3RD BATTALION, 75TH RANGER REGIMENT AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
o handled all radio communications while QRF operations outside the wire to insure that all the trucks and B Troops staff had situational awareness
o worked long selfless hours to insure that the operations center always had an NCO on duty
o prepared detailed orientation classes, increased safety of new arrivals
o found two caches, eliminated 55 rounds of UXO from enemy use, patrolled over 100km of hostile territory
o volunteered for, conducted and participated in an overweight PT program that resulted in our platoon losing a combined weight of 50lbs
o moved foward of even the ADVON to identify and secure unit equipment sent by Strat-Air
o moved all TOC equipment back from Balad on his own to CAB TOC in Tallil
o immediately on arrival at Tallil, broke out equipment and ensured it was programmed and ready for plug and play operations at the battalion TOC still over 100 miles away
o served as the standard bearer for his squad when it came to living the army values
o identified and fixed problems with truck preparation that cut our mission prep time by 50%
o researched and implemented a plan to outfit the company's vehicles with long range antennae
o wrote the company's standard operating procedures for combat logistic patrols
o his attention to detail and commitment to keeping his vehicle systems mission capable maintained a superior operational readiness rate despite being issued the most heavily used equipment on two continents