Senior Law Enforcement Patrolman
Meritorious service as Senior Law Enforcement Patrolman, 87th Security Forces Squadron, 87th Air Base Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Ellis consistently performed his demanding duties in an extremely professional manner. He distinguished himself as a highly respected and effective leader of the Joint Base Security Forces Squadron through his keen understanding of a variety of Law Enforcement systems, programs, and policies. His professional acumen and ability to communicate effectively across widely varying military and civilian communities helped ensure air tight security and general order throughout the 45,000 acre Joint Base with over 42,000 Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine and Coast Guard members and their families. His interaction with members of the Department of Defense Police, civilian authorities, Sister Services, supporting units, and their staff was critical in detecting, deterring and defeating any threat to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Sergeant Ellis' extraordinary efforts and accomplishments during this period reflect credit upon himself, the 655th Regional Support Group and the United States Army.
SGT Maine consistently performed his demanding duties in an extremely professional manner. He distinguished himself as a highly respected and effective leader of the Security Forces through his keen understanding of various Law Enforcement systems, programs and policies.
SGT Maine's professional acumen and ability to communicate effectively across widely varying military and civilian communities helped ensure air-tight security and general order throughout the 20 acre confines of Ground Zero.
He exceeded course standards with a 98% average during the 31B40 Military Police Senior Leader Course.
His professional interface with members of the Department of Defense Police, civilian authorities, sister services, supporting units and their staff was critical in detecting, deterring and defeating any threat to NYC Ground Zero and its tenant units.
SPC Brown's dedication to duty and consistent professionalism were clearly demonstrated while assigned to the 529th Military Police Company. He conducted over 2,300 hours of garrison policing patrols ensuring the safety and security of over 15,000 Soldiers, family members, and DA civilians in the USAG- Italy, Ederle military community.
SPC Brown's situational awareness and attention to detail were critical to the platoon's success and overall accomplishment. His dedication to safety was outstanding while assigned to the 529th Military Police Company. He had zero incidents over 12 months operating a government vehicle with over 15,000 miles accrued. His strict adherence to safety standards resulted in zero accidents.
SPC Brown dedicated over 400 hours of his off-duty time to further his education and maxed out his correspondence course hours and completed 32 hours of civilian education. His dedication to self improvement set an example for his fellow Soldiers to follow and led to himself and two other Soldiers of the platoon attending a promotion board and receiving promotions.
SPC Brown was assigned as a Team Leader when he was a Specialist proving that he had the qualified skills and leadership ability necessary to function as an NCO. His dedication to his two Soldiers as a Team leader was outstanding. He ensured his soldiers were always taken care of in both their personal lives and military career.
Specialist Brown's professionalism, situational awareness, and attention to detail were critical to the platoon's success and overall accomplishment. He conducted over 2,500 hours of garrison policing patrols which ensured the safety and security of over 15,000 Soldiers, family members, and DA civilians of the USAG- Italy, Ederle military community. In addition, Specialist Brown was selected from among his peers to serve as Team leader to supervise his team and ensure mission accomplishment. The notable accomplishments of Specialist Brown bring great credit upon himself, the 529th Military Police Company and the United States Army.
Fire Team Leader
During this period the professional skill and significant accomplishments of Sergeant Mays proved invaluable to the development and operational readiness of the newly formed company as it prepared to fulfill its force protection and air base defense missions. Sergeant Mays volunteered to augment the 310th Security Forces Squadron during a six month deployment to Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. As Assistant NCOIC of Pass/ID at Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Sergeant Mays developed an efficient file system for handling resident passports, resulting in a 50% reduction in duplicate data entries and misplaced passports. His meticulous attention to detail while reviewing a foreign national's identification resulted in the identification and capture of a known Al Qaeda terrorist. Sergeant May's extraordinary efforts and accomplishments during this period reflect credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army.
Personal Security Detachment (PSD) Member
In support of Operation Enduring Freedom XII, SFC Slick Warner, Alpha Battery/ TF Wow, served in Kabul and Placeville Province, Afghanistan from DAY MONTH YEAR until DAY Month YEAR as a Personal Security Detachment (PSD) member and as a Base Defense Operations Center (BDOC) RTO. As a PSD member from to XXXX and TF Wow RTO from June XXXX to present, SFC Warner's skills and competence played a vital role in TF Wow's mission success. His tact, work ethic, and positive attitude were particularly noteworthy. His attention to detail, enthusiasm, and indomitable spirit proved vital to BDOC operations, integrated defense, TF Wow's mission within Placeville Province, and support for various RC-East units during OEF XII.
SFC Warner's exceptional service as a PSD member resulted in 20 security patrols for 10 VIPs without incident. His efforts within the PSD ensured ISAF leaders across Afghanistan remained well protected. SFC Warner transitioned seamlessly from the PSD to the BDOC. SFC Warner's service as an RTO resulted in accountability of over 200 patrols throughout Placeville, Province. He also assisted BDOC battle drill execution for five IDF attacks. SFC Warner spent over 3,000 hours in the BDOC, leading to his ability to successfully integrate leaders' guidance and procedures within the BDOC. SFC Warner monitored radio traffic, a blue force tracker, and tracked over 200 mounted combat patrols throughout Placeville Province, Afghanistan. SFC Warner primarily communicated with TF Wow's maneuver units including a Military Police Company, an Infantry Company, a Headquarters Support Company, and an Air Force Quick Reaction Team.
SFC Warner was instrumental in the BDOC's day to day operational success. His planning skills allowed him to refine and implement over twenty BDOC Battle Drills, resulting in increased efficiency during critical moments. He expedited asset allocation to units conducting combat operations. His communication with 10 combat enablers including ISR assets, JTACs, fixed wing assets, rotary wing assets, fire supporters, and explosive ordnance personnel ensured our maneuver units had joint firepower to support their operations. His experience was also shared with Air Force personnel within the BDOC, creating an enhanced awareness of operations and allowing the 4th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron (ESFS) and TF Wow to command and control integrated defense efforts.
SFC Warner contributed greatly to his section's overall performance within the BDOC. His duty performance was superb while assigned to the PSD and the BDOC, coordinating numerous combat patrols and three major combat operations. Instrumental in facilitating the Task Force s communications with various units and organizations, SFC Warner's efforts led to the success of 4th ESFS and TF Wow's combat operations.
As a Patrol Supervisor, SGT SoSo expertly performed and directed law enforcement support to the USAG Baden-Wurttemberg Community and USAREUR Headquarters. His exceptional ability to flawlessly complete over 200 Military Police Reports and coordinate over 4,320 patrol elements across a 40 square mile area of operation, ensured the safety of 32,000 Soldiers, Airmen, Marines,Foreign military personnel, DOD civilians, and Family members.
As a member of the USAREUR Protective Services Division's Guard Force, SGT SoSo provided constant physical security and force protection to the USAREUR Headquarters building and Commanding General's personal residence. His commitment to duty, vigilance,and professionalism enabled him to provide a safe and secure environment for over 1,500 military and civilian personnel, which included the USAREUR Commanding General, Deputy Commanding General, and Command Sergeant Major.
SGT SoSo's dedication to duty, motivation, and military bearing earned him the reputation as one of the most dependable Team Leaders in the 529th Military Police Company "Honor Guard." SGT SoSo displayed tremendous devotion to Soldiers by volunteering countless hours on his personal time and applying his vast knowledge in weapons and physical training. Under his tutelage, 19 Soldiers in the platoon fired first time "go" on the M4 and M9 weapons system and his squad APFT average was raised by 25 points.
SGT SoSo's level of technical and tactical knowledge contributed greatly to the accomplishment of countless missions during his platoon's training cycle. His proficiency as a Team Leader enabled the platoon to receive excellent ratings during the last company external evaluation, which directly reflected SGT SoSo's leadership potential, attention to detail, and dedication to duty.
31B30/Military Police Investigator
SSG XXXXX served as a Military Police Investigator and was the lead in over 10 cases of the Joint Task Force (JTF)-Joint Detention Group (JDG) personnel suspected of UCMJ and standard operation procedure violations. He spent countless hours investigating and conducting interviews to determine the facts and circumstances of the cases. His technical knowledge, thorough investigations as well as case recommendations, provided commanders accurate details enabling them to make fair decisions that uphold Army values.
SSG XXXXX was a critical asset to the Joint Task Force (JTF) and Joint Detention Group (JDG) during the investigation of JTF cases. During the investigation of an assault case, his ability to process crime scenes and skilled interview techniques/note taking were crucial in determining the facts and circumstances of the case. SSG XXXXXXX's well written notes, collection and handling of statements and evidence ensured cases were prepared for trial.
SSG XXXXXX was the Primary Evidence Custodian for the Joint Detention Group MPI section. He was responsible for the safe keeping, inventory and management of over 500 pieces of detainee evidence. SSG XXXXXX secured and maintained accountability of over 500 pieces of evidence and over 800 cases files during a Cat IV hurricane ensuring that all of the evidence provided to commanders and trial attorneys was available with zero breach of chain of custody.
SFC XXXX was selected as the Operations NCO for the XXXth MP Bn Rear supporting four combat support MP companies and two law and order detachments. He managed the production of 300 orders and taskings with no discrepancies that supported the XXth MP Brigade, 8th TSC and USARPAC. He personally supervised the successful deployment and redeployment of 30 individuals ISO worldwide contingency operations. In addition, he displayed exceptional organizational and managerial skills far beyond his peers.
In the absence of the Battalion Operations SGM, SFC XXXX ensured the S-3 shop continued operations with minimal direction. During high OPTEMPO, he successfully synchronized the deployment of the XXth MP Company in support of OEF, while simultaneously setting the conditions for a smooth redeployment and reintegration of the XXXd MP Company. He expertly managed and coordinated numerous training events, to include an Air Assault Course and four new equipment fielding/training missions.
SFC XXXX was instrumental to the development and implementation of the 728th Military Police Battalion law enforcement certification program. A unique, world class MP training program which enabled the battalion to achieve a level of public safety and emergency response proficiency that surpassed the Army's standards. SFC XXXX certified over 1000 MP on 69 law enforcement specific tasks, including active shooter, standardized field sobriety testing and RADAR & LIDAR operations.
While performing duties as a Military Police duty officer, SFC XXXX provided exceptional law enforcement support to USAG-HI and the DES. On multiple occasions, he flawlessly established an incident command post, coordinating fire, EOD, ambulance and multiple other agencies in real-world incidents. SFC XXXX's dedication and commitment to excellence greatly enhanced the installation's ability to provide a secure environment for over 93,000 Soldiers and their Family members residing on Oahu.
FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE IN POSITIONS OF INCREASING RESPONSBILITY CULMINATING A 20 YEAR ARMY CAREER AS THE OPERATIONS SERGEANT FOR XXXTH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY. SFC XXXX'S PROFESSIONALISM, INITIATIVE, COMPETENCE AND LEADERSHIP WERE INVALUABLE TO THE SUCCESS OF THE COMPANY. HIS VAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE MULTIPLE INDIVIDUAL AND UNIT DEPLOYMENTS AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM. SFC XXXX'S SUPERB LEADERSHIP, LASTING CONTRIBUTIONS AND SERVICE TO NATION REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIM, THE XXTH MILITARY POLICE BRIGADE, THE XXTH THEATER SUSTAINMENT COMMAND AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
While deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, SFC Reynolds performed the duties of Battle NCO in the Task Force Tarpon Tactical Operations Center during the attack on 19 January 2014. SFC Reynolds adhered to sound tactical doctrine during operations by identifying, updating and disseminating appropriate briefing and tracking aids to provide accurate and up-to-the-minute reporting and tracking of personnel on the battlefield.
SFC Reynolds demonstrated dedication and responsibility by stepping out of his MOS and into one of the most important roles in Kabul Base Cluster as RTO in the TOC. Not only did SFC Reynolds do this to the best of his ability but he became an outstanding and indispensable RTO for KBC OPS.
SFC Reynolds displayed laudable leadership skills and solid technical expertise while providing 100% reliable communications in support of Task Force Tarpon during battle drills. SFC Reynolds' all-encompassing leadership and "Take Charge" style faciliated a sense of teamwork, loyalty, and involvement in his subordinates. His enthusiasm inspired his peers and subordinates to rise above themselves to accomplish all missions.
As Battle NCO, SFC Reynolds developed and maintained effective communication with the Battle Captain, S-3 OIC, J6, Task Force 51, KBC Bases, and RTOs. Despite the challenges posed by a continuously expanding operations tempo and mission responsibilities, he accepted and completed all tasks with the utmost professionalism. His experience, maturity, attention to detail and proficiency were vital to, not only the the success of 226th MEB, but the entire Task Force Tarpon.
As a 56TH MP CO Military Police Specialist, SPC Jones performed the duties of an RTO in the Task Force Tarpon Tactical Operations Center during the Complex Attack on 17 January 2014. His ability to adjust to shifting demands was instrumental in increasing the overall performance of Task Force Tarpon.
SPC Jones demonstrated confidence and responsibility by working outside of his MOS and filling one of the most important roles in Kabul Base Cluster as RTO in the TOC. He received and transmitted over 30 BFTs, 20 radio FM transmissions, 10 phone calls, and logged over 70 journal entries.
SPC Jones demonstrated sound tactical awareness during all operations by identifying, organizing, and delivering relevant briefings and tracking aids to ensure the accurate and timely reporting, tracking, and updating of personnel on the battlefield.
SPC Jones displayed excellent leadership skills and sound technical expertise while providing 100% reliable communications in support of Task Force Tarpon. His leadership and "Take Charge" attitude facilitated teamwork, loyalty, and initiative in his subordinates.
MILITARY POLICE GUNNER, DRIVER AND TEAM LEADER
SPC (WHATEVER) SERVED AS A MILITARY POLICE GUNNER, DRIVER AND TEAM LEADER. SPC CRUZ FULFILLED HER DUTIES TO THE FULLEST BY VIGOROUSLY ENFORCING STANDARDS AND NEVER WAVERING IN HER DUTIES. SPC CRUZ HELD MULTIPLE POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY WELL ABOVE HER GRADE AND POSITION WITHIN THE BATTALION THAT PLACED HER AS AN ASSET TO THE UNIT THAT WILL DEFINITELY BE MISSED.
While assigned to the personnel gate at the North CP, SPC John Doe was able to confiscate five fake Jensiyas, Iraqi Identification Cards from local nationals trying to get on to FOB HAMMER illegally. On the same day at the North Gate SPC John Doe also obtained information from different Iraqi's, that helped provide stability to the region during the elections.
SPC John Doe ensured the Quick Reaction Force was ramped up and ready to proceed to point of origin and point of impact grids, after multiple indirect fire attacks. His immediate actions, erudition of indirect fire drills, and auspicious decision making skills helped lead to the 100% accountability of over 2000 Soldiers and civilians on FOB DELTA.
During the six months SPC John Doe has been deployed, he has gone above and beyond the call of duty taking his own personal time to help improve his fellow Soldiers. SPC John Doe took his own personal time to help two Soldiers pass their APFT exceeding the Army standard by over forty points. In addition, SPC John Doe worked diligently and sought self improvement to pass the Pre-Ranger APFT. He improved his own PT score by 30 points, increasing the Squad average by 20%.
During Operation Iraqi Freedom, SPC John Doe continuously volunteered to work above and beyond his peers during his down time to ensure the 3rd MP Platoon vehicles were fully mission capable. SPC John Doe continuously took initiative to ensure four MRAP's and four HMMWV's were fully mission capable with little to no guidance. SPC John Doe contributed to the platoon by maintaining a 95% operational readiness rate during the first six months of deployment.
SSG Meyers' keen insight and creative ability to match needed schools with key personnel increased the unit's ability to perform its wartime mission and increased unit METL compliance by 50%. In addition to his assigned duties, SSG Meyers assisted with many other training requirements which increased the deployment readiness of Echo Company Det 1 and its Soldiers. SSG Meyers took the lead in the preparation and execution of all ATEX operational requirements that related to Anti-Terrorism activities for 2013 in Saipan.
o demonstrated genuine concern for the safety and welfare of his soldiers
o trained over 500 Soldiers on Route Reconnaissance Clearance Patrol (R2CP) while deployed in support of OEF/OIF producing a steady decline in injuries
o trained multiple service branches in Military Funeral Honors proceedures
o provided direct support to Operation Deepwater Horizon, prevented further environmental damage
o dedication and technical expertise contributed significantly to 2/289th TSBN range control and 85% weapons zero
o volunteered for and participated in the 2008 Louisiana Para-Olympic 56 mile law enforcement run from Leesville to Alexandria
o trained over 500 Soldiers from within 419th MP BN, 1st MEB, JRTC and Fort Polk on Detention Operations and Combatives Level I in support of deployment to OIF/OEF
o secured both inner and outer perimeter of Kabul Forward Operating Base for change of command ceremony; no security breach
Staff Sergeant G deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom from Feb 2012 to Mar 2013 where he served as Squad Leader of a Military Police combat support unit. He exceeded expectations in his performance as the Sergeant of the Guard (SOG) and was responsible for 19 Soldiers, 5 observation towers, 1 Entry Control Post, multiple security escorts, and Personal Security Details.
Sergeant G provided career planning and professional development for all Soldiers in the company. He informed Soldiers of NCOES and other schools needed for advancement to the next grade and described the challenges they were likely to encounter. He forecasted school slots for all eligible soldiers and submitted these to Home Station.
Sergeant G supported members of his squad by finding Active Guard Reserve (AGR) hiring opportunities for Soldiers and helping them with the application process.
Sergeant G made himself an invaluable security asset by assisting in planning company training on Individual Tasks and Rules of Engagement Scenarios. He maintained the highest alert posture and ensured the perimeter security of task force personnel and their assets valued at over $10,000,000.
He mentored Team Leaders on how to properly lead and evaluate training per FM 7-0. His After Action Reviews continually added shared knowledge to the platoon for their Security Forces mission.
Sergeant G maintained positive control of all squad equipment during mobilization and deployment. He was responsible for $2.5 million in vehicles, weapons, and support equipment. As the Sergeant of the Guard he was responsible for over $200,000 in equipment.
SSG G exhibited the traits and characteristics of a true, professional by showing genuine concern and care for all Soldiers under his direct supervision.
SSG G could always be depended on to perform any mission, at any time.
SSG G's tactical and technical proficiency greatly aided to the successful completion of the Security Division's law and order mission.
MSG Ayers aggressively took the lead and organized planning efforts for supporting JLOTS. Responding to the unique operating environment, he proactively acquired cold weather gear and determined mission requirements for PSU 301 to participate in a cold weather joint training exercise. As the ranking member, he managed the operational and logistical preparation of 48 members for deployment to JLOTS. His team completed over 1,500 PSU PQS sign-offs, earned 20 PSU Pins, passed the PSU Pin board and qualified as certified Port Security Unit members. His efforts delivered a fully qualified security team in minimal time. During the JLOTS exercise, he assisted PSU 301 leadership, oversaw 11 challenging OPFOR training scenarios and accomplished 100+ vehicle searches and 22 personnel searches. His efforts were recognized by the joint staff.
MSG Ayers was a staunch champion of USCG security during JLOTS. He tactfully used political acumen to resolve outstanding responsibility issues while at the same time establishing cooperative relationships with multiple local, state, Federal and military agencies. His efforts established PSU 301 as the foremost port security unit within JLOTS Command.
o mentored elementary school students; imparted the impact of academics and decisions on future
o top-notch Contingency Skills instructor-imparted his operational experience and combat skills to 200 students
o his ability to maintain the fine line between care and discipline sets him apart as an outstanding NCO
o as CBRNE NCOIC, led Battalion through its first JRTC rotation in preparation for deployment in support of OIF 08-09
o demonstrated genuine concern for the safety and welfare of his soldiers
o identified and detained individual for DUI and driving without a license; kept installation/streets safe for all
o coordinated transfer of M40 protective masks for 219th MP Bn pre-deployment tactical training; increased deployment readiness
o identified critical weapons storage violations in base armory; 1K weapons now secure, prevented $300,000.00 loss
o conducted two NBC chambers, a CIP for both Companies; facilitated 100% compliance with annual and FORSCOM training requirements
o fought to ensure his team members were treated equally and fairly while maintaining self-disipline and mission preparedness
o her immediate response and follow through to pay and personnel issues provided a sense of security and improved morale throughout the Company
o deployed 120 Soldiers and company equipment from BAF to area of operations, on time, fully prepared
o despite no formal instruction, volunteered to teach Hand and Arm Signaling, increasing force readiness
SSG Thompson consistently performed his demanding duties in an extremely professional manner. He distinguished himself as a highly respected and effective leader of the Security Forces through his keen understanding of various Law Enforcement systems, programs and policies.
SSG Thompson's professional acumen and ability to communicate effectively across widely varying military and civilian communities helped ensure air-tight security and general order throughout the 65,000 acre confines of Fort Bragg.
He exceeded course standards with a 97% average during the 31B40 Military Police Senior Leader Course.
His professional interface with members of the Department of Defense Police, civilian authorities, sister services, supporting units and their staff was critical in detecting, deterring and defeating any threat to Fort Bragg and its tenant units.
o implemented several training programs which led to the training of over 200 members of the active duty and contract civilians in security and law enforcement on proper tactics and procedures
o her ability to adapt and streamline training aided the installation's Force Protection augmentee program and allowed for quicker preparation and education of augmentees on proper arming and Use of Force and readiness for duty.
o SSG Gonzalez provided training to 15 newly assigned Military Police members, enabling them to make a seamless transition to the convoy operations section.
o his keen resourcefulness led to the acquisition of several rare training school slots valued at over 50 thousand dollars, which increased the operational capability and performance of the Military Police
o as NCOIC of Operations for Operation Unified Response, SSG Gonzalez's ability to adapt and lead was demonstrated in his reception and securing of over 1,000 Haitian earthquake evacuees
o capable of handling situations of the most complex nature; as the responding on-scene Commander for the Munitions storage area explosion, she quickly alerted all agencies, cordoned off the area and established traffic control points within minutes
o possesses a record of significant accomplishments and was selected from among peers to head the elite, Special Response Team as NCOIC, providing unique tactical coverage for any high risk incident
o apprehended a wanted Soldier suspected of multiple assaults on Fort Meade and ensured his judicious transfer to civilian authorities
o arrested two wanted individuals and recovered merchandise stolen from the BX/PX valued at over 4 thousand dollars
o dedicated service made him a invaluable asset to the Afghan Border Police Embedded Tactical Trainer (ETT) Security force team
o supervised troops responsible for protection of coalitions forces, third country nationals, and host nation forces at Khabari Crossing
A highly accomplished criminal investigator, he directly led or significantly influenced a multitude of highly sensitive cases, leveraging his extensive civilian law enforcement expertise to bolster investigative processes and mentor less experienced agents.
MSG Costas spearheaded an in-depth review of his unit's capabilities, sources, and case files, to identify program weaknesses and discrepancies.
His efforts laid the groundwork for the Detachment's Excellent Unit inspection rating 12 months later.
MSG Costas also developed the final iteration of the command-wide policy to video record all suspect interviews.
He validated the policy to video record all suspect interviews against a cross-section of civilian and federal law enforcement agencies ensuring the practice was consistent with industry standards and case law. The new policy was a seismic cultural shift for the Provost Marshall and significantly improved case adjudication.
o served as Orderly Room NCO, 411th BSB, while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
o tracked and processed over 150 unscheduled leaves and passes while maintaining a 99% manning rate
o under shifting command and conditions, organized and prepared the unit for redeployment and reintegration into central region upon completion of their 15 month deployment with zero loss of accountabilty