MOS 12V Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator Citations

Outstanding achievement while serving as Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator, 557th Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron, 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group, Muwaffaq Salti Air Base, Jordan from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, at an undisclosed location, Sergeant Terrence A. Calusa was the project manager of a $540,000 EOD facility. In this key position, he led 25 Soldiers and Airmen in the placing of 235,000 cubic meters of concrete, laying all utility lines, and the erection of over 20 tons of steel which supports over 8,000 annual sorties. Additionally, Sergeant Calusa's knowledge and experience were vital when he tackled an outside the wire radar project. His leadership and equipment operating skills help build a 5,000 cubic meter platform for a CENTAF top priority project on 72 hours notice. Furthermore, he guided a communications project for which he anchored a critical 70-ton radio communication link for $200 million worth of aircraft. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Calusa are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect credit upon himself, the 557th Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron and the United States Army.


Meritorious service while serving as Lead Equipment Operator, 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, California, from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, the professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of Sergeant Cornelius S. Maxwell contributed to the effectiveness and success of the 163d Civil Engineer Squadron Regional Training Site runway expansion project. Sergeant Maxwell was instrumental in the planning and execution of this landmark $1.5 million construction effort, utilizing over 150 personnel over a span of six months. His superior management and direction ensured the proper displacement of approximately 3,500 cubic yards of soil, the precise delivery of 2,000 cubic yards of crushed aggregate base course, and the efficient pour of more than 4,000 cubic yards of concrete. Sergeant Maxwell's commendable performance is in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect credit upon himself, the 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron and the United States Army.


Outstanding achievement while serving as Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator, 2d Civil Engineer Squadron, 2d Mission Support Group, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, the professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of Sergeant Charles Hudson led to the completion of 120 work orders valued at more than $250,000. Additionally, Sergeant Hudson's expertise was vital to the critical runway repair, removing 1600 square feet of defective pavement and placing 70 cubic yards of concrete in less then 72 hours, restoring runway operations. Furthermore, he led a five man team in the removal of three trees and repaired 200 linear feet of chain-link fence, reestablishing the base security perimeter and the safety of all inhabitants. Finally Sergeant Hudson was instrumental in the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance paving project. He trained seven Soldiers in paving operations enabling the proper placement of 192 tons of hot mix asphalt and the safe training of 200 students yearly. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Hudson are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect credit upon himself, the 2d Mission Support Group and the United States Army.


Meritorious service while serving as Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator Apprentice, 60th Civil Engineer Squadron, 60th Air Base Wing, Travis Air Force Base, California, from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Richard Yarbrough masterfully operated a variety of construction equipment to clear 500 acres of vegetation and eradicated one thousand tons of debris. Sergeant Yarbrough significantly improved Bird and Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard safety for 55 aircraft valued at approximately 8 billion dollars. In addition, he created a high priority Combat Arms Training Maintenance parking lot. Sergeant Yarbrough completed 480 linear feet of curbing and placed more than one thousand cubic tons of asphalt to save more than 300 thousand dollars in contracting costs for the project. Finally, Sergeant Yarbrough's dynamic work performance was pivotal to both 60th Civil Engineers' Operations Flight of the Year and Travis Air Force Base's Commander in Chief Installation Excellence Award wins. Sergeant Yarbrough's commendable performance is in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect credit upon himself, the 60th Civil Engineer Squadron and the United States Army.


MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS EQUIPMENT OPERATOR FIRST CLASS, 1st EXPEDITIONARY CIVIL ENGINEER GROUP, MUWAFFAQ SALTI AIR BASE, AZRAQ, JORDAN, FROM XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. AS PROJECT MANAGER, PETTY OFFICER SAMMY HESTER SPEARHEADED THE PLANNING, ESTIMATION, AND EXECUTION OF THREE HIGHLY VISIBLE PROJECTS VALUED AT MORE THAN $700,000. HE SUPERVISED CREWS OF OVER 20 SEABEES WHILE EXECUTING OVER 1500 MAN-DAYS OF HORIZONTAL CONSTRUCTION AROUND THE CLOCK IN DANGEROUS AND AUSTERE ENVIRONMENTS. HIS EFFORTS PROVIDED COALITION FORCES WITH VITAL SUPPLY ROUTES, EXPANDED PARTNER NATION CAPACITY, AND CONTRIBUTED TO CJTF-HOA MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT. AS AN INSTRUCTOR, HE TRAINED AND LED 40 STUDENTS IN THE PLACEMENT OF 750 TONS OF ASPHALT ONBOARD CBC GULFPORT, DIRECTLY IMPROVING ROAD CONDITIONS AND ACCESS TO TRAINING AREAS WHILE SAVING THE NAVY $30,000 IN CONTRACTING COSTS. PETTY OFFICER HESTER'S DISTINCTIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS, UNRELENTING PERSEVERANCE, AND STEADFAST DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIM AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


During this period, Sergeant Catherine Baxter distinguished herself by meritorious service as Concrete and Asphalt Equipment Operator, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. The superior performance and outstanding dedication of Sergeant Baxter was vital to the construction of the new $500,000 Rambo-Thorpe vehicle entry control point. Her expertise on bulldozer operation was instrumental in the removal of 3,500 tons of vegetation, unsuitable materials, and debris. Additionally, Sergeant Baxter's expert knowledge of airfield maintenance identified and repaired 188 active runway spalls, five dilapidated centerline runway slabs, and 1100 square feet of asphalt to taxiway shoulders, saving the Army $300,000 in contractor costs. Sergeant Baxter's commendable performance is in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect credit upon herself, the 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron and the United States Army.

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