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13B - Cannon Crewmember
SFC Robles has served the U.S. Army on four distant continents in peace and in war while holding every position available from a 13B Cannon Crewman Number 1, to Gunner, Section Chief, Gunnery Sergeant, Chief of Firing Battery, S-2 NCOIC, and Battery First Sergeant. In a career that began in South Korea and ended at Fort Hood Texas and culminated in being entrusted as a Battery First Sergeant in two different units, one of which resulted in the activation of a new battery, he has been an example of leadership. His distinguished performance and dedication to duty are in the most cherished traditions of the Army and reflect credit upon him, the Field Artillery and the United States Army.
13B10 MOS-T Instructor
His performance during the 2015 Accreditation process was a key factor in 3rd battalion, 640th Regiment (RTI) receiving the "Institute of Excellence" award. SSG Lawton went above and beyond his normal duties by helping the 3rd BN Command Team review and prepare the Army Enterprise Accreditation Standard binders in preparation for the accreditation visit. In addition, SSG Lawton's enthusiasm motivated his section and students, which led to competency levels well above the standards.
SGT SIMS PERFORMED HIS DUTIES WITH THE UTMOST DEVOTION AND DEDICATION ENSURING MISSION SUCCESS. HE COMPETED IN BATTALION AND BRIGADE COMPETITIONS AND WAS RECOGNIZED FOR HIS EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCE IN TANK GUNNERY. SGT SIM'S PROFESSIONALISM, MOTIVATION, AND KNOWLEDGE OF HIS PLATOON'S MINE ROLLER AND MINE PLOW ALLOWED FOR HIS PLATOON TO WIN FIRST PLACE IN THE CRUSADER BATTALION PLOW AND ROLLER MOUNTING COMPETITION.
Cannoneer Number 1
His tireless efforts in support of C Battery, 2-15 Field Artillery, ensured that the platoon's AMR of live ammunition, gear and tricons made it from FOB Boris to the receiving destination. When afforded the opportunity he stood out amongst his peers by taking the time to teach all the soldiers proper rigging procedures of the M777A2. This played a vital role in the success of the Air Assault Operation for our platoon's departure of FOB Boris.
SM displayed an enthusiastic and capable ability to perform at the highest level of his military occupational specialty during Operation Enduring Freedom 2013 - 2014. SM is a vigilant and multi-tasking Soldier who never hesitates to go the extra mile to ensure that the mission is completed, therefore distinguishing himself as a promising future non-commissioned officer.
SM is a battle-forged strategist who displayed a constant and consistent work ethic despite the daily challenges of base security. SM cross-trained on and was responsible for the daily testing of the counter radio controlled IED DUKE systems so that first platoon could safely conduct outside of the wire security operations.
FOR EXCEPTIONAL MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT WHILE EXECUTING THE DE-SCOPE OF CAMP NATHAN SMITH, AFGHANISTAN IN SUPPORT OF THE TRANSFER TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN. SSG KEEN'S OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IS IN KEEPING WITH THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF MILITARY SERVICE AND REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, 1ST BCT, 1ST ARMORED DIVISION AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
SSG Oz took the initiative to coordinate with Camp Arifjan for a point for Bravo Battery Soldiers to take R&R resulting in increased morale within the Battery.
SSG Oz coordinated all air transportation, to and from theater, and took on the added responsibility of handling all the batterys' ammunition in theater.
SSG Oz ensured the platoon's AMR of live ammunition, gear and tricons made it from FOB Boris to the receiving destination
SSG Oz instructed all soldiers on proper rigging procedures for the M77A2 which played a vital role in the success of our platoon's departure from FOB Boris.
o ensured every Soldier is trained to the highest standard
o ensured Soldier discipline, morale, SOP standards, and Army regulations were upheld while serving as Acting First Sergeant
o continued to execute his duties as Platoon Sergeant while serving as Acting First Sergeant
o his vigilance and dedicated efforts kept the commo equipment and crew-served systems operational
SSG Turner reorganized the company's tank gunnery program which resulted in the unit receiving the highest aggregate score in the division on the last tank gunnery. SSG Turner's leadership and sterling example raised the crew's APFT average to 285 and boosted morale. SSG Turner's tank crew were the unit's top trainers and earned superior qualifications ratings the past three years. SSG Turner's commitment to excellence and dedication to duty are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon him, 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Division and the U.S. Army.
Rear Detachment NCOIC
SSG James Brown distinguished himself with his sterling performance throughout the year long deploymment of the 2/123 FA Battalion. He consistently executed the heavy responsibilities of the NCOIC for the entire Battalion Rear Detachment of the 2/123 FA. SSG Brown performed with ferver, determination, and ultimately, success. Through his actions in support of the Soldiers, SSG Brown demonstrated his reputation as dependable, intelligent, and compassionate. His performance, both militarily and professionally is nothing short of outstanding. He has a unique ability in assisting families while at the same time meeting his military responsibilities. SSG Brown is a rising star with unlimited potential. His tireless and persevering attitude assisted in the success of the overall mission of the 2/123 FA. His attention to projects and problems were followed through to a successful conclusion. The performance of SSG Brown reflect credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
o consistently scored expert on the gunners test and over 90 in each APFT event
o versatile NCO; assigned to every position up to Section Chief
o completed Associates degree during three deployments
o provided 24 hour security which enabled Bravo and Charlie Battery's completion of Table VIII training
o consistently scored expert on the gunners test and over 90 in each APFT event
o distinguished himself by performing at a level commensurate with a much higher rank
o faciliated and trained Company C Soldiers on Field Sanitation and Combat Life Saver Courses
o placed second out of thirteen sections in the batallion top gun competition
o graduated honor grad from BNCOC
o assumed responsibility for the battalion M2 range ammunition supply point; managed safety, ammunition storage and pick up, and operations
o trained newly assigned Commander and Section Chiefs on the Paladin leaders course
o led a fire team on dozens of combat missions in the highly volatile district of Shajoy in Zabul Province
o fired over 1000 rounds during several ranges accurately and safely
o stepped up and assumed responsibility for duties well above his pay grade
o fired the first M982 precision guided munition in theater
o successfully planned and executed the dismounted portion of seven combat missions
o relocated Paladins to combat outpost and established firing capabilities during OIF V
o supported numerous Change of Command ceremonies as a member of the salute battery
13C - Tactical Automated Fire Control Systems
13D - Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist
o trained his Soldiers on the Sentinel radar and the FAAD computer system
13E - Cannon Fire Direction Specialist
Fire Direction Specialist
SPC DOE served as a fire direction specialist for six live fire exercises. As a fire direction specialist, he executed over 75 live fire missions, resulting in the safe and accurate firing of over 100 M28A1 reduced range practice rockets and three M31 rounds. During the train up for live fire exercises, he processed over 1000 digital fire missions, facilitating the smooth execution of qualification tables. SPC Nil's technical capabilities resulted in the training of over 24 launcher crews, improving the units combat effectiveness.
SPC DOE was a critical member of bravo 10 fire direction control section during battery and battalion competitions. As a fire direction specialist, he assisted in establishing the operations center as well as maintaining unit statuses throughout each competition. His knowledge of warrior tasks and battle drills and communications equipment resulted in multiple high speed setup and tear downs. His enthusiasm and dedication to the section greatly improved the combat effectiveness of the "Bulldog" battery.
SPC DOE was a senior specialist in the fire direction section. In the absence of a non-commissioned officer, he was called upon to lead the section in both maintenance and training exercises. His knowledge of the AFATDS and maintenance operations in conjunction with his natural leadership abilities garnered the respect of his peers. SPC Nil's leadership qualities strengthened the fire direction control section and allowed the battery to remain flexible during times of minimal manning.
PFC Lawton played a vital role in the success of his FDC during the 1-10 Field Artillery Top FDC competition. Specifically, he proved his adeptness at OE254 installation by completing this task 3 minutes ahead of the nearest competitor. His technical knowledge, attention to detail, and calmness under pressure directly contributed to his section's triumph in the competition. His efficiency, dedication, and example reflects great credit on him, the 1-10 Field Artillery, and the United States Army.
13F - Fire Support Specialist
Fire Support Team Leader
SPC Bolden exceeded standards as the assigned Fire Support Specialist during the Cascade Mission in support of the Washington Air National Guard. His ability to effectively integrate with, communicate, and work as a team with his peers was a key factor in the mission's success and allowed the operation's completion without incident. His leadership capabilities along with his experience with the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System enabled him to assume a leadership role with excellent results.
SPC Bolden not only performed all duties required of him in the Tactical Operations Center, but in the absence of an additional Fire Support Specialist, he assisted the Washington Air National Guard by serving as an Army Joint Fires Observer in order to certify the Air Guard Joint Terminal Attack Controllers for 2 iterations, both with successful results. The actions demonstrated by SPC Bolden reflect great credit on him, the 40th Infantry Division and the United States Army.
Fire Control Sergeant
For meritorious service while serving as the Fire Control Sergeant for the Charlie Battery, 3-16 Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Army Forces Command. Through diligence and determination, he accomplished every mission quickly and efficiently. His efforts during 3-16 Field Artillery's gunnery table XVIII allowed Charlie Battery to meet all time standards and the Battalion to successfully complete table XVIII in preparation of NTC 17-04. Staff Sergeant Jones' extraordinary efforts and accomplishments during this period reflect credit upon himself, the U.S. Army Forces Command and the United States Army.
FIRE SUPPORT SPECIALIST
As a Fire Support Specialist, SPC Cannon kept the communications equipment for C/1-5 FIST team operational at all times through daily testing and maintenance. By his dedicated efforts, C/1-5 FIST was always able to maintain positive communications with the battalion fires cell, even serving as relay when other FIST teams could not directly reach BN. The persistence of SPC Cannon facilitated a continuous flow of information on and from the battle space to higher allowing them to make critical and timely decisions and ultimately improved our unit's tactical operations.
FA Doctrine Writer
SFC Sill's Fire Support expertise led to numerous temporary duty assignments in support of the One Tactical Engagement Simulation System Forward Observer Tablet. SFC Sill was recognized as the Fire Support Specialist Subject Matter Expert (SME) in training and operation for Capabilities Development Integration Directorate (CDID) and the Directorate of Training and Doctrine (DOTD). He performed as DOTD's representative to the CDID on all Soldier activities dealing with training and doctrine for the 13F MOS.
MSG Fadac's performance during the 2015 Accreditation process proved to be instrumental in 3rd Battalion receiving the "Institute of Excellence" rating from the Proponent QAO team, Fires Center of Excellence Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The 13F and 13B course students were able to test their classroom knowlege through relevant, hands on training, firing over 600 rounds during each LFX. His technical expertise proved invaluable during these LFXs and ensured that all students in the 13 CMF courses had professional, knowledgeable and experienced Instructors which resulted in a superior level of instruction.
SPC Knowles achieved master observer for his skill level by scoring the highest on the FIST Certification in the Brigade.
Corporal Ray's outstanding professional skill, knowledge, and leadership aided immeasurably in the training, implementation, and development of fire support within Charlie Company. His involvemenet raised the level of readiness from 75 to 90 for the first time in 3 years. The actions of Corporal Ray reflect admirably upon the 2nd Battalion, Fifth Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, and the United States Army.
For your service and dedication within the Brigade, we hereby present this award for your performance during Operation Iraqi Freedom within transition to Operation New Dawn. During this period, the professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of SPC Coleman contributed to the effectiveness and success of HHC 2nd SBCT 25th ID.
(NAME) skill and ability to grasp complex tactical situations provided superb direction to the 210 Fires Brigade Current Operations Cell. Analyzing, and coordinating all 2ID operations orders from April 2012 to October 2012 and creating 167 BDE Operations Orders. His expertise and continuity provided the basis for and body of knowledge for successful planning and execution of all 210th Fires Brigade operations orders.
(NAME) became the Liaison NCOIC during a critical time period when the section lost all senior NCO leadership. Even with the steep learning curve, he quickly became a valuable asset to the LNO team during numerous Command Post Exercises by immersing himself into every part of the operation by taking every opportunity to interact with the Third Republic of Korea Army (TROKA). Furthermore, his ability to quickly adapt and execute orders was crucial in preparing the section for all contingency operations.
(NAME) participated in four Theater level exercises and five Brigade level exercises during his one year tenure in 210th Fires Brigade. Throughout the series of exercises his exceptional knowledge of staff operations was critical in assisting the BDE Counterfire Cell to accomplishing all missions and strengthening the bond between 210th Fires Brigade and the Third Republic of Korea Army (TROKA).
13M - Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember
FOR SUPERIOR AND UNDAUNTING SERVICE TO THE MULTI-NATIONAL BATTLE GROUP EAST DURING THE PERIOD FROM 10 MAY 2012 TO 30 JUNE 2012. SFC MIXON'S DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT TO SUCCESS MADE HIM AN OUTSTANDING LEADER. SFC MIXON, THROUGH HIS ACTIONS, HAS GAINED THE RESPECT OF SOLDIERS AND LEADERS AT ALL LEVELS. THROUGH DILIGENCE AND DETERMINATION HE ACCOMPLISHED EVERY TASK QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY. HIS COMMENDABLE PERFORMANCE IS IN KEEPING WITH THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF MILITARY SERVICE AND REFLECTS CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, HIS UNIT, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
13P - Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist
o encouraged adoption of changes to the SECFOR SOP that enhanced readiness
o assumed Platoon Sergeant postion with no notice, maintained operations tempo, did not deviate from established standards
o developed PMCS and instructed soldiers on equipment maintenance and troubleshooting of communications equipment
o assisted UMO with packing and documenting movement of equipment and personnel to Kuwait
o executed MOB training requirements which resulted in 100% trained status
o received a CAB and Mechanics badge while deployed to a combat zone
13R - Field Artillery Firefinder Radar Operator
SPC Noble distinguished himself by exceptional meritorious service, demonstrating to all that he is a professional Soldier, dedicated to excellence in his field of expertise. His relentless vigilance and Can Do attitude are a credit to his unit and reflect great credit upon himself, Echo Battery, 101st FA(TA), and the U.S. Army.
13S - Field Artillery Surveyor
13T - Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorologist
SPC Smith contributed beneficial experience in supporting numerous ceremonial survey markings. He aided with one retirement ceremony, five Battery Change of Commands, three Battalion Change of Commands and two 82nd Airborne Division Change of Commands. His invaluable knowledge assisted in earning the approval of the BCT Operations SGM and the 82nd Airborne Division CSM.
13W - Field Artillery Meteorological Crewmember
13Z - Field Artillery Senior Sergeant
Battalion Operations NCOIC
During 8 years of dedicated service to the 640th Regiment, he fosterd an integrated command operating relationship with all the Utah Artillery MACOMS and other RTIs across the Nation. His relentless efforts and can-do attitude resulted in the safe and effective calls for fire resulting in over eight thousand rounds fired with zero loss to equipment or personnel and recognition as an outstanding Soldier and Artilleryman. His direct efforts and feedback to the Fort Sill Fires Center of Excellence for future course development have directly benefited the training and skill of several thousand personnel within the Army National Guard. Sergeant Johnson's extraordinary efforts and accomplishments during this period reflect great credit upon himself, the U.S. Army Forces Command and the United States Army.
SFC David was vital to the success of HHB 1-119 COMET inspection in November 2013 achieving 96% PWE and a 99% material general, maintai with an overall average of 99% for all reportable equipment in AMSS. He devoted over 200 hours of personal time to prepare HHB for inspection and convoy to Camp Grayling. He worked with and developed two MST team chiefs to make them proficient in field operations enhancing the overall readiness of two firing Batteries without allowing his own Battery to fall behind in readiness. The NCO with the most experience, he has succesfully performed and supervised the most recovery missions within the Battalion incurring zero injuries. He has also performed several recovery missions for units outside the Battalion demonstrating his dedication to the Army's mission.
o completed three theater retrograde missions as convoy escort commander
CSM led the 2/214th FA through an arduous Field Artillery reset training program from June 2013-June 2014. He was instrumental to the development of a training plan that leveraged instructional assistance from the Regional Training Institute and the organic unit leadership. CSM Dulles' leadership resulted in the first section-level FA live fire certification since 2009. CSM Dulles led the battalion through two major training events in TY13 that directly improved the overall readiness of the 2/214th FA Staff and firing batteries. His guidance and influence during the Full Spectrum Exercise in April-May 2014 enabled the battalion staff to validate a complex Field Artillery support plan. CSM Dulles also led the battalion through the first platoon-level live-fire qualification marking a significant moment in the battalion's history. CSM Dulles has served the 2/214th Field Artillery admirably as the the Unit Administrative Officer for over four years. He succesfully managed all day-to-day operations for the battalion's three armory locations and its staff. CSM Dulles maintained the unit's traditions by organizing, planning and budgeting for two annual espirit de corps events. During his tenure he oversaw the execution of two Field Artillery Association Saint Barbara's Balls, three Formal Recognition Dinners and three golf outings. These events significantly contributed to the long standing traditions of the 2/214th and the cohesion of its Soldiers.
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.