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Meritorious service as Public Affairs Planner from XXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. As Public Affairs Planner, he stepped up to lead the Joint Task Force Civil Support public affairs directorate on numerous occasions during his Operation NOBLE EAGLE deployment, and among his accomplishments helped motivate a joint public affairs staff in achieving an "Excellent" in Records Management. He created and presented a new topic for the National Operations Security community's largest annual conference. Recognized by Interagency OPSEC Support Staff as a "Benchmark", the topic became a permanent part of conference curriculum. Handpicked by Fourth Air Force, he flawlessly executed multiple tasks in support of high profile Air Force Week events to include expert coordination of media in the nation's second largest news market. The distinctive accomplishments of Master Sergeant Kehoe reflect credit upon himself, the 214th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment and the United States Army.
Captain Chris T. Allen distinguished himself in the performance of outstanding service to the United States as a Public Affairs Officer, 87th Air Base Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, from XXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, the leadership and tireless efforts of Captain Allen resulted in major contributions to the effectiveness and success of the Wing Public Affairs program, including the wing earning Air Mobility Command's "Best Wing Communication Program" and "Public Affairs Communication Effectiveness" awards for 2012. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Captain Allen reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Air Force.
Meritorious service as Public Affairs NCOIC from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. His superior skills and knowledge as the Public Affairs NCOIC garnered an outstanding rating during the Operation Readiness Inspection by creating and executing a high quality training plan for the Public Affairs Office to utilize in preparation for their pending deployment. In addition, his tireless efforts and motivational leadership helped transform an outdated file plan from Multimedia to Public Affairs for the 2014 Unit Compliance Inspection, by utilizing high quality photo and video imagery he helped develop a state of the art file plan which directly resulted in the Public Affairs Office receiving a grade of excellent. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Sims reflect credit upon himself, the 214th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment and the United States Army.
Captain Dennis M. Cateland distinguished himself by meritorious service while assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy. During this period, Captain Cateland performed his duties in an outstanding manner enabling a robust community relations program, social media outreach, coordinated crisis response and multimedia coverage of wing operations. As the Deputy Chief of Public Affairs, he confidently led operations during the Public Affairs chief's seven-month deployment and was key to the office earning two Air Force and 14 major command awards. Captain Cateland oversaw the office merger of public affairs and multimedia personnel under one roof creating cross utilization and streamlining daily operations with minimum manning. Captain distinguished himself amongst his peers by graduating from the Air and Space Basic Course as a top performer and earning distinguished graduate at the Defense Information School Public Affairs course. While serving as the Public Affairs Officer at Medical Central and Eastern Europe Exercise 2009 held in Serbia, he led a joint team of seven to provide international coverage of fifteen countries. Finally, while serving as the Berlin Air Show United States Contingent Public Affairs Officer, he arranged 30 international media events while releasing eight articles and 550 images. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of Captain Cateland reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Air Force.
Meritorious service as Public Affairs Operations NCO from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. Staff Sergeant Elliott's leadership and technical expertise vastly improved and expanded the existing social media program, contributed to more than 100 published photos, 20 news releases and 5 media engagements, enhancing command information dissemination and media relations. Sergeant Elliott's performance reflect great credit upon himself, the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, III Corps, and the United States Army.
Meritorious service as Webmaster in support of 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Divison, from XXXXXXX to XXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Wayne C. Sill logged over 20,000 miles capturing training events, working at the Joint Visitors Bureau, and acting as squad leader for a team of Combat Camera Soldiers attached to 2/1 ABCT. Due to Sergeant Sill's mastery of C++, Java, and HTML, he created the first cross platform brigade app in the entire division. The Iron Brigade app is used by 10,000 people in 12 countries, allowing the Brigade HQ to keep Soldiers and their families informed. Acting as an interim Public Affairs NCO, Sergeant Sill produced more than 6,000 photos, 16 print articles, and two memorial videos, which were published on many platforms including the FORSCOM Newspaper. In addition, his documentation of 2/1 ABCT in the field increased facebook traffic by 50 percent. Sergeant Sill's diligent performance and loyal devotion to duty brings great credit upon himself, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Divison and the United States Army.
o succesfully trained new broadcast Soldiers in complete submission process of video products, ensuring wide dissemination to civilian media outlets
o reorganized all video equipment and established deployable field kits ready for immediate use by all personnel
o flawlessly led public affairs team during one interstate and two international missions of high visiblility
o conducted 450 ceremonial announcing missions in the last 12 months
o wrote and produced 50 print, radio and television stories on the activities of soldiers assigned to Combined Team Uruzgan for internal and external release; established social media accounts for CTU to allow families to read and view stores online
o wrote five different public affairs guidance packages that were used by senior leadership in the United States and Australia
o awarded the Bronze Star by the Regimental Commander for exceptional leadership as a Public Affairs Chief during Operation Enduring Freedom 10-11
o supervised over 700 public affairs missions in the National Capitol Region
o Platoon Sergeant of a PAO section 3 times larger than a typical BCT PAO section
o led 11 soldiers in three different military occupation skills as a staff sergeant
o trained the acting PAO after the no-notice deployment of the Regimental Public Affairs Officer
Responsibility & Accountability:
o successfully located and acquired necessary equipment to outfit a BCT public affairs office according to MTOE; unit had no equipment to complete PAO mission prior to his arrival
o responsible for the readiness and accountability of twice as many soldiers in his current assignment as he would has a SFC in a BCT PAO section
o upgraded the Regiment's A/V capabilities by securing $75,000 worth of equipment from the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee at no cost to the unit
Staff Sergeant Carl P. Wyman distinguished himself by meritorious service as an Aerial Photographer, 40th Flight Test Squadron, 46th Operations Group, 46th Test Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. During this period, Sergeant Wyman's tireless work ethic and leadership contributed immeasurably to the successful testing of several "Firsts" including the inaugural drop of a Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile from a B-1B Lancer and an AIM-120D air-to-air missile launched from an F-15. His photo and high-speed film documentation and data were instrumental in the advancement of vital weapon systems in the Air Force's arsenal. Furthermore, Sergeant Wyman single-handedly supported six concurrent test programs during a 50 percent manning shortfall ensuring zero lost sorties while saving 250 thousand dollars in program costs. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Wyman reflect great credit upon himself, the 46th Test Wing, and the United States Air Force.