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14E Patriot Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer
14E/RADAR SHIFT LEADER
SSG Snuffy has selflessly served A-4 THAAD for four years and has become an invaluable asset to the Unit. He has an immense amount of tactical and technical expertise in various locations and has shared it by training the lower enlisted on the THAAD ANTPY-2 Radar. His contributions to training and mentoring led to Sensor platoon being a first time "Go" on four separate Table XIII certifications. SSG Snuffy's dedication to duty and to his peers were both keys to success within the Battery.
Patriot Missile Launcher Operator Maintainer
During the period of 1 April 2013 through 30 May 2013, through consistent inspection and regular maintenance of his equipment, Private First Class Detrich's launcher continually held a 100% operational readiness rate and has operated frequently without error including during the Battery Table VIII certification. Private First Class Detrich's launcher holds the record for uninterrupted service and serves as the model when evaluating other launchers. The distinctive achievements of Private First Class Detrich reflect great credit upon himself, the 1-56 Air Defense Artillery Battalion and the United States Army.
14H Air Defense Enhanced Early Warning System Operator
Early Warning Specialist
Served as RTO in the BCP during the 1-43 ADA deployment to CENTCOM AOR. Filled a multitude of positions including RTO and Fueler while maintaining qualification as Early Warning Specialist.
Early Warning Specialist
Specialist Elder's outstanding professional skill, knowledge, and leadership aided immeasurably in the successful accomplishment of the 2-1 HHB ADA BN mission by providing technical expertise for subordinate battery command posts and 14H's while assigned as an early warning specialist in the battalion TOC. Trained and evaluated during patriot gunnery certifications directly resulting in the battalion certification of all battery command post operators.
14J Air Defense Tactical Operations Center Operator/Maintainer
Tactical Control Assistant
For outstanding achievement as a Patriot Engagement Control Station Operator. Private First Class Johnson's outstanding professional skill, knowledge and leadership aided immeasurably in training his own crew and the battery's second crew to be tactically proficient at their jobs inside the Engagement Control Station. Private First Class Johnson has successfully completed numerous RAL 11 air battles, Table VIII-certified on multiple occasions and successfully passed 2 of the Battalion's 4 SPEAR certifications. Due to Private First Class Johnson's dedication and hard work, Charlie Battery has been able to hold the high ground in both tactics and maintenance. The distinctive achievements of Private First Class Johnson reflect great credit upon himself, the 43d ADA Battalion and the United States Army.
In preparation for Battalion Field Exercise, SGT Hanes took it upon himself to identify areas within Okinawa that are relevant training locations and ordered large scale geographical representations to be printed during his training holiday in order to facilitate and enhance the operations of HHB command Post.
o authored and implemented the first battle space deconfliction and Air Mission Request SOPs for 4TH BCT BAE/ADAM cell; adopted as a RC-W standard
o succesfully implemented a post redeployment C2 proficiency training program for AGI cell; greatly enhancing the cells war fighting capabilities
o continually sought out by seniors, peers and subordinates for technical and tactical expertise
14M Man Portable Air Defense System Crew Member
14S Avenger Crew Member
SPC Kane's outstanding professionalism and willingness to perform daily tasks kept the Battery motivated and on track. His selfless acts, high morale and devotion to duty allowed the soldiers of Charlie Battery to continue their mission and successfully perform all training to standard. SPC Kane brought forth subject knowledge that was beneficial to the Battery and the Unit during Annual Training. His accomplishments reflect great credit upon Charlie BTRY and the 2-174 ADA.
Corporal Denver went beyond the call of duty when assigned to represent the 4th Infantry Division 1/44 ADA as the top expert in his MOS for briefing visiting foreign dignitaries and high ranking military personnel. His attention to detail and cultural diplomacy while briefing and interacting with high ranking officers from other countries received many accolades and served to broaden and improve relations with our allies.
14T PATRIOT Launching Station Enhanced Operator/Maintainer
Battalion Patriot Master Gunner
During this period, the professional skill, expertise, and ceaseless efforts of Staff Sergeant Ames contributed to the effectiveness and success of countless gunnery certifications including two Table VIII battery collective certifications. His advanced knowledge, loyal dedication, and innovative thinking have been instrumental in the achievement of the highest standards of victory across the Battalion.
14Z Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Senior Sergeant