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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.