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12B Combat Engineer
SPC Beauchamp, with the lack of leadership present, took it upon himself to organize the non Airborne personnel and stage at the drop zone to participate in the follow on mission. Beauchamp gallently lead his men to the assembly area and selflessly gave himself and his troops to support the clearing of a HLZ.
SPC Beauchamp's desire for knowledge and eagerness to succeed in his mission fostered a truly remarkable working environment. Through cross training and taking lead while superiors were engaged in other activities resulted in 4 new PVT's becoming proficient in battle drill 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6A. He also trained subordinates on EPW searches and patrolling, two areas where SPC Beauchamp is more than proficient.
SPC Beauchamp operated above and beyond in a high op tempo environment by working 17 to 20 hour days and at times all night to ensure every mission was executed with precision. He oversaw PCC's and PCI's as well as maintaining accountability of $500,000 worth of equipment in the field. SPC Beauchamp never hesitated to fill in leadership positions as necessary. He lead training on several occasions and taught multiple classes with detailed instruction and training aids.
FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT DURING THE JANUARY FIELD EXCERSIE. SPECIALIST BEAUCHAMP'S OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP, TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE, SELFLESS SERVICE AND COMMITMENT TO MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF FROM HIS PEERS. HIS PROFESSIONALISM IS IN KEEPING WITH THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF MILITARY SERVICE AND REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIM, THE 27TH ENGINEER BATTALION (COMBAT) (AIRBORNE), AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
12W Carpentry/Masonry Specialist
Throughout the deployment, Specialist Parks consistently performed his demanding duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. In the absence of his team leader, Specialist Parks took charge of Alpha Team's construction details which proved vital in helping to complete the mission in a timely manner. Specialist Parks stepped up and took responsibility that is above his normal pay grade.
12M Fire Fighter
SGT Perez went above and beyond the call of duty by staying after duty hours to help with a wild land fire in Training Area 25. His attention to detail assisted in allowing adequate fire suppression which enabled both civilians and Soldiers the opportunity to escape from harms way. Without his perseverance to stay an additional 48 hours to ensure the task was finished, the fire would not have been contained in accordance with Fort Carson standard operation procedures and additional personnel would have been assigned away from post.
During a prolonged deployment, SPC Mobley was very knowledgeable on all heavy equipment, which he helped refresh other soldiers on the controls on each piece of equipment and because of this it made operations run at a safer manner. SPC Mobley volunteered for several details when no else did, like trash detail, water detail, latrine detail, and fuel detail. SPC Mobley's selfless service and personal sacrifice make him a great example for other soldiers to follow. While assigned to the vertical site, SPC Mobley was very knowledgeable on vertical construction, which he took the initiative to give safety briefs to the platoon, which may have prevented serious injury. SPC Mobley's hard work, motivation, and dedication contributed to the Platoon's success on both the vertical site and horizontal site operations.
For exceptionally meritorious service as Team Chief, 22nd Engineer Brigade from 11 November 2011 to 11 April 2013. MSG Truman's astute guidance resulted in excellent engineering support to his battalion during an ARTEP, CAPEX, and a six month construction project. His outstanding management skills ensured continued mission accomplishment by this diverse unit and its consolidated dining facility. His ability to balance his responsibilities as Team Chief, CESO, and Dining Facility Supervisor resulted in maximum readiness for the unit. MSG Truman's performance brings distinct credit upon himself, the 22nd Engineer Brigade, and the United States Army.
SGT Gallardo participated in 42 logistical patrol escort and 33 dedicated route clearance operations, totaling 75 missions and clearing over 5,000 miles in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan. As Alpha Team Leader his flawless execution during pre combat checks and inspections ensured this RG31 and Maxpro with above 90% FMC at all times. His concern for his Soldiers safety was paramount thus ensuring that the six Soldiers under his command were fully equipped for combat operations.
PFC Jones' outstanding professional skills and knowledge aided immeasurably in strengthening the security of the outside perimeter of the 803rd Quartermaster Company's RETROSORT YARD. PFC Jones provided security for the FLUOR civilians that work at the RETROSORT YARD as well as the military soldiers. PFC Jones' efforts increased the flow to and efficiency of the entry control point. PFC Jones also took the initiative to patch the holes in the gate along the ECP to prevent enemy surveillance and increase the safety of the units contained with the perimeter.
Horizontal Construction Engineer
Specialist Rose's outstanding professional skill, knowledge and leadership aided immeasurably in identifying Improvised Explosive Devices during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. During Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn, Specialist Rose trained on and became proficient in numerous positions on the RG-31 up-armored Tactical Vehicle, RG-33 up-armored Tactical Vehicle, and the Panther up-armored Tactical Vehicle. His enthusiastic involvement and superior performance in detecting IEDs saved numerous lives and reflected credit upon him, the 643rd Engineer Company, and the U.S. Army.
SGT Cox was instrumental in the accomplishment of vital Platoon training. Despite short or no notice, he was always ready to lead training for soil testing, material testing, and surveying. SGT Cox has consistently been the first to volunteer for alternate drills, extra duty or any training opportunities that presented themselves. SGT Cox has been relied upon to accomplish several missions and lead soldiers with less experience during these alternate activities.
SSG Calley effectively led 6 Soldiers to establish a centralized company command post which facilitated, for the first time, the ability to track the training and construction project metrics across the entire Task Force. Involved with every project within the province, SSG Calley skillfully assisted every element in TASK FORCE WILDCAT to establish their respective reporting and recording procedures. His actions reflect proudly on the fighting spirit of 649TH EN CO (HZ) and the 579TH EN BN.
Sergeant McJunkin demonstrated a great and sustained effort to support the 984 EN CO's missions. He was a key part of the project to position over 1,000 hesco bastions and move over 3,000 cubic yards of soil to fill them within 60 days of arrival at FOB Wolverine. His determined actions and driven performance were vital to the success of the project, increased security of over $1,000,000 in assets, and brought credit to himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
On that date, Sergeant Dexter was tasked with leading a crew of three engineers who were working on removing over 1,500 square feet of wooden forms from within a 100-foot culvert. While his team worked quickly to complete their task, Sergeant Dexter found and began using a backhoe to assist with the more resistant forms. On one form, the attached cargo strap snapped and whipped back into the culvert where team members were still working. Sergeant Dexter immediately jumped out of the backhoe and ran over 100 feet to the culvert to see if his teammates were injured. With complete disregard for his own safety, Sergeant Dexter low crawled 100 feet through the dark and possibly hazardous space, reaching the team in a matter seconds. He dragged his injured comrade to safety and applied first aid. His quick actions prevented complications to the team member's injury and the team was able to resume work.