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91B - Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic
While serving as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic for 75th MCAS Headquarters, SPC Vang consistently demonstrated a relentless effort to accomplish the mission by completing 300 technical inspections on the unit's rolling stock and equipment. SPC Vang's expertise and professionalism resulted in 100% identification of equipment deficiencies. SPC Vang often worked through his personal time and after hours to ensure the staging, packet preparation, repairs, and parts replacement on all equipment and rolling stock.
SPC Vang displayed commitment to mission accomplishment by personally contributing to the successful completion of 55 annual services in a three month time span. His professionalism and flexibility contributed to the unit's previous Fully Mission Capable (FMC) percentage rising from 70 to 91 percent. His natural mechanical knowledge, ability, and experience dramatically improved the condition and safety of the unit's equipment and rolling stock readiness valued at over $20,000,000.
SPC Vang took over the maintenance and motor-pool supply section, keeping the unit operational. SPC Vang took great pride in the care and upkeep of his unit s equipment and maintained 33 pieces of diverse rolling stock including performing upgrades. SPC Vang exceeded standards as a wheeled vehicle mechanic and ensured the company's vehicles were 10/20 standard before any movement.
For a period of five months, SPC Vang served as the 75th MCAS Motor-pool NCOIC during a period of drastic reduction in manpower in the motor-pool section. During this time he successfully rebalanced resources to continue the daily missions. SPC Vang took initiative and performed all required duties in the absence of the Company Motor Sergeant. He was responsible for the diagnosing, repairs, disposition, movement and evacuation of all equipment requiring higher level maintenance.
SPC Sims displayed commitment to mission accomplishment by personally contributing to the successful completion of 20 annual services in a 2 month time span. His professionalism and flexibility contributed to the unit's previous Fully Mission Capable (FMC) percentage rising from a 70 percent to 88 percent. His natural mechanical knowledge, ability, and experience dramatically improved the condition and safety of the unit's equipment readiness.
SPC Sims displayed tireless devotion to the safety and well being of his fellow Soldiers and utilized composite risk management in all aspects of his team's day to day duties. SPC Sims's diligence resulted in zero accidents during his assignment to the Quartermaster Company.
SPC Sims served as a unit fuel handler and was on-call in support of the company and battalion missions around the clock for 18 months. He served as a Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricant clerk and assisted the unit in passing 5 inspections from the battalion to Post Environmental Protection agency in a 24 month period.
Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic/Recovery Operator
SPC Sullivan, deployed and exposed in a hostile environment miles from the closest support, demonstrated rare courage when he successfully recovered a Mine Resistant Ambush Protection (M1249 MaxxTow) disabled in treacherous and nearly impassable terrain. SPC Sullivan successfully maneuvered the equipment down a steep and dangerous mountain road and across some of the most contested territory in Afghanistan to recover this $1,700,000 asset which was vital to the safety of unit members.
Support Automotive Tech
After returning from OIF 09-11, CW4 Mixon established a much needed Fuel and Electric Section which he meticulously stood up where none had existed before and had it operational within three months. CW4 Mixon's untiring efforts and coordination with multiple agencies had the Fuel and Electric Section operational ahead of schedule and provided assistance to supported units.
Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic
While serving as a Mechanic for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, SPC Mobley consistently demonstrated a relentless effort to accomplish the mission by completing 220 technical inspections on the unit's rolling stock and equipment within 30 days.
SPC Mobley's expertise and professionalism resulted in 100% identification of equipment deficiencies before Left Behind Equipment Induction.
SPC Mobley often worked through his personal time and after hours to ensure the staging, packet preparation, repairs, and parts replacement on all equipment.
SPC Mobley excelled in his duties as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic and ensured the 4th Sustainment Brigade's equipment was to 10/20 standard before Left Behind Equipment Induction.
Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic
SPC Laken inherited duties and responsibilities far above his rank but completed all required tasks satisfactorily, keeping the unit operational.
SPC Laken was a major reason for the successful movement of 61ST CBRNE CPN from Joint Base Lewis McChord to the Republic of Korea.
SPC Laken maintained 58 pieces of diverse rolling stock including performing upgrades, installing parts and completing annual services.
SPC Laken exceeded standards as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic and ensured the company's vehicles were to 10/20 standard before conducting any movement.
For outstanding achievement as a 91B Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic, Performed PMCS on unit equipment, help identify, and inventory the physical security of maintenance section keys, along with completing the maintenance publication library, his dedication to duty, and technical expertise contributed significantly, using his mechanical knowledge was very resourceful to the 29th Infantry Division Detachment 1 Unit in Towson Comet Maintenance Re-inspection Success.
OVERSAW COMPLETION OF SERVICES FOR OVER 200 WHEELED VEHICLES
o performed over 100 critical annual and semi-annual PMCSs on equipment
o serviced and repaired 28 MRAPS and 4 M984 wreckers
o installed several upgrades to fleet including gunner platforms, route clearance lights, and generator modifications
o returned 3 vehicles to FMS status in one day--resourceful and knowledgeable mechanic
o worked as PLL/TAMMS Clerk while deployed in support of OIF 07-09--team player!
o served as wrecker operator during the battalion's deployment to Iraq in support of OIF 2009
o trained 7 Jr enlisted soldiers in their Warrior Task Training and technical fields
o dedication to duty and technical expertise contributed significantly to C Battery's maintenance success
o collected over 661 man hours in a quarter-dedicated Soldier
o helped identify, inventory, and turn in over 1500 lines of PLL
o supported 3rd Engineer Bn as mission was assumed from rotating unit, recoverd over twenty vehicles during named opperations
o assisted in the inventory and turn-in of 5.5 million dollars worth of excess parts and equipment
o repaired contract truck while under fire on Supply Route Tampa so the vehicle could be recovered before night
o managed maintenance, service, shop support and recovery sections--the job of three NCOICs
o processed over 77 services, handled recovery for both military and TMP vehicles, shop support rosters, ensured service parts were properly and efficiently distributed
Maintenance Control Sergeant
o served in every major maintenance position from Technical Inspector to Maintenance Control Sergeant
o completed over 3,000 maintenance work orders, sustained readiness rating over 90% throughout his tenure
o performed over 100 critical annual and semi-annual PMCSs on equipment
o served as wrecker operator during the battalion's AT
o trained 20 Jr enlisted soldiers in their Warrior Task Training and technical fields
o assisted Motor Sergeant with 3rd Shop Level repairs reducing downtime and increasing readiness rating
o taught numerous Battalion Leaders Maintenance classes, greatly improving the quality of the Battalion's maintenance program
o quickly developed skills and knowledge outside of primary MOS required to complete mission
o replaced 8 engines and 11 transmissions on site that would normally be shipped to depot
o took initiative and performed all required duties in the absence of the company motor sergeant
o instrumental in the transport of 14 Mine Protected Vehicles (RG31s) to Bagram Airfield for distribution to companies in the battalion
91C - Utilities Equipment Repairer
SGT Kane's dedication to duty and technical expertise contributed significantly to the success of the 299th maintenance mission. He quickly developed skills and knowledge both within and outside of his primary MOS required to complete mission. His hard work, administrative skills, leadership and ability to function at a superior level, directly contributed to the success of winning the 1st MSC Best Maintenance Company Award. His efficiency and dedication to duty reflect great credit on him, the 268th Cargo Transfer Company, and the United States Army.
SGT Miles was instrumental in the successful construction of LSA Roberts, a joint Army/Air Force Camp. As the sole Utilities Equipment Repairer he successfully installed and maintained 24 field deployable environmental control units in support of 45 Army MEDEVAC and maintenance troops, 12 Army Apache Pilots, and 110 Air Force operator/maintenance personnel.
91D - Power Generation Equipment Repairer
SPC Aragones served in the 542D Support Maintenance Company (SMC) as a Power Generator Equipment Repairer from October 2013 to February 2016. His loyalty and dedication contributed to the successful completion of over 410 work orders and 260 annual and semi-annual generator services. Furthermore, he displayed immense responsibility during Company Field Training Exercises (FTX), Warrior Time Training events, various yakima training missions and Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) mission.
Spc Campbell's willingness to learn and motivation, greatly improved her team's ability to complete multiple job orders in this years annual training. She completed all tasks with a positive attitude and went above and beyond her responsibilities to help in any way she could.
SPC Campbell accomplished 100 annual services; extended life of power pro equipment beyond scheduled service life.
SGT Jacobsen oversaw and ensured the success of power generation distribution while deployed with TF LIGHTHORSE to Kandahar, Afghanistan.
He established and maintained vital information and records and ensured all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance was performed to exacting standards.
His foresight, preparation and attention to detail ensured all generators were fully mission capable and operational, assuring that HHC 13th ESC was able to perform all logistical operations during full spectrum operations.
SGT Jacobsen took charge of a chaotic deployment and directed the set up of maintenance tents and power generation for the company allowing the company to setup and assume operations in a timely manner.
SPC Alvarez's eagerness and unmatched devotion directly led to the success of the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, MTC training. His devotion to duty and selfless service was inspiring as he worked outside of his MOS on numerous occasions cross-training as 91B (Light-Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic). He demonstrated a pattern of outstanding achievement while conducting monthly scheduled services and unscheduled repairs on over 200 pieces of equipment to maintain the Battalion's unprecedented 98% operational readiness rate.
SSG Goyins maintained a PT score above 270 with a weapons qualification on the M16 scoring expert (36).
As a 91D Power Generator Mechanic, he has completed numerous work orders which included services, engine replacements, load tests, depot-level repairs and fault replacements.
He cross-trained with AC mechanics and improved their shops response time by 30% and augmented our shop with their mechanics.
He supported five network integration evaluations and two unmanned aerial surveillance field problems.
After hours, he effectively maxed out on correspondence courses having over 400 hours. In addition, he demonstrated self-development by successfully earning 42 college credit hours this rating period.
91E - Machinist
Allied Trades Specialist
PFC Doe's willingness to learn allowed him to lead numerous projects and saved the Army approximately $50,000 using his knowledge and experience to manufacture various parts for numerous vehicles. PFC Doe demonstrated merticulas attention to detail ensuring that every job was completed without defect.
91F - Small Arms/Artillery Repairer
Small Arms/Artillery Repairer
SPC Joe was assigned as a small arms/artillery repairer responsible for the Field and Sustainment level support maintenance of 4500 weapons in the 6-52 ADA BN, which includes the M9, M16, M249, M240 Series, M2, M203, and MK19. He was responsible for the diagnosing, repairs, disposition, movement and evacuation of all equipment requiring higher level maintenance. As a Specialist he accounted for tools and equipment valued at over $100,000.00 with zero losses or damage.
91G - Fire Control Repairer
91H - Track Vehicle Repairer
Track Vehicle Mechanic
o selected as operator for M88 Recovery Vehicle and HEMTT Recovery Wrecker, maintained the M88 and Wrecker operational the entire time
o diligent oversight ensured the Wrecker and M88 were available for recovery missions 100% of the time
91J - Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer
91K - Armament Repairer
o inspected, tested M4 rifle to ensure that primer being dented from numerous red status procedures would not discharge; ensured fellow paratroopers had confidence in their weapons and ammunition
Armament Maintenance Supervisor
o established benchstock and shop stock requirments for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team; standardized armament shop SOP
o foresight produced 100% of needed parts and supplies and reduced mission delays due to maintenance to zero
91L - Construction Equipment Repairer
91L30/SER CONST REP
FOR SUPPORTING 1224TH ESC FTX DRIVERS TRAINING ON THE GENERATOR PMCS LEVEL COMPLETED THE DAPFT IN ALL 3 EVENTS
91M - Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer
91P - Artillery Mechanic
91S - Stryker Systems Maintainer
PASSED BOARD WITH EASE. COMMANDER ASSIGNED ADDITIONAL DUTY AS UNIT EQUAL OPPERTUNITY REPESENTIVE
91W - Metal Worker
91X - Maintenance Supervisor
Maintenance Team Chief
o supervised the completion of over 400 work orders while maintaining an overall 98% Operational Readiness Rate on 500 pieces of equipment
o maintained 100% accountability of all assigned equpment that valued over $20,000
91Z - Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor
Served as the Maintenance Control Sergeant (MCS) for the 595th Maintenance Direct Support (DS) Company. Personally revamped a less than successful DS Maintenance program to become the best in the 498th Battalion.
Focused on the mission which met the Department of the Army standard for Production Index of 1.0 for fourteen consecutive months.
Supervised the completion of over four thousand DS jobs and all DS Maintenance requisitions, activities, and provided third echelon support to over 84 customer units; coordinated maintenance actions for seven base shops and one Maintenance Support Team; responsible for the entire maintenance backlog and the volume of work orders.
Ensured quality assurance was held in accordance with Department of the Army standards; responsible for five soldier one Korean Augmentee to the USA, and two Korean Nationals.
Received a commendable for the Small Arms Repair Parts Inspection conducted by 19th Theater Support Command, and was recognized by the Stewart & Stevenson's Light medium Tactical Vehicles Logistic Assistance Representatives for outstanding support and teamwork. The Automotive shop was distinguished at the 8th Army level as the only DS military organization on the Korean Peninsula able to perform the technically difficult front engine housing repair on the 3116 Caterpillar engine. This saved the Army $13,500 per repair and up to sixty days in Non-Mission Capable time.
Was hand-selected by the Battalion Command Sergeant Major to reconstruct the Battalion Maintenance program. Gathered, compiled, analyzed, and prepared information for unit and equipment readiness data for presentation at the monthly Unit Status Reports and Monthly Maintenance Readiness Review.
Supported the initial deployment planning including material, release, fielding and transfer of equipment and the processing of Class IX parts through the receiving points in Iraq and ensuring sufficient logistics support to meet required operational readiness requirements for the 3rd ACR Regiment.
Developed and integrated logistics support plans which addressed all the principal elements of total life-cycle planning for assigned program, including maintenance plans, manpower and personnel, training and support equipment, TMDE, and supply support.
Trained 20 soldiers for regimental Naval Ship security force in preparation for Maritime deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assimilated a successful reception, staging, and onward integration of the entire 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) which consisted of a total strength of over 4,700 soldiers and over 320 armored vehicles (M1A1 Abrams tanks and M3A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles) and over 80 aircraft (including the AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter).
Served as the Regimental Commander's representative attached to Germanys V Corps and responsible for managing over 800 convoys, driving over 3.8 million miles to keep Task Force units supplied with everything needed to continue operations and conducting liaison operations in Iraq. Tracked all Class I, II, III (B) (P), V, IX parts into theater and reported timely status to the 3rd ACR command.
Responsible for the acquisition and replenishment of parts for the entire 3rd Army Cavalry Regiment and its attached units from V Corp Germany.
Received the Army Meritorious Service Medal for numerous positions of increasing responsibilities, and the diligence, mentorship and caring for soldiers that greatly contributed to the operational readiness of the 3rd ACR during Operation Iraqi Freedom.