MOS 921A, Airdrop Systems Technician Awards

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AS AIRDROP SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN, 135TH AIRLIFT SQUADRON, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND FROM SEPTEMBER 2009 TO OCTOBER 201X. DURING THIS PERIOD, THE PROFESSIONAL SKILL, LEADERSHIP, AND CEASELESS EFFORTS OF MASTER SERGEANT LOWE WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND SUCCESS OF THE AERIAL DELIVERY PROGRAM FOR THE 135TH AIRLIFT GROUP. SERGEANT LOWE WAS PART OF THE TEAM THAT EVALUATED AND COMPLETELY REBUILT ALL SMALL AIR TERMINAL FUNCTIONS SUPPORTING AIRDROP AFTER THE C-130J CONVERSION AND A SIX YEAR PAUSE IN AIRDROP WHILE AWAITING PHASED CAPABILITY RELEASE. HE ESTABLISHED A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM AND CREATED THE FRAMEWORK FOR EVOLVING COMBAT AIRDROP OPERATIONS WHILE ASSUMING FINANCIAL MANAGMENT AND INVENTORY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PEACETIME AERIAL DELIVERY TRAINING. HE PRODUCED, RECOVERED, RE-BUILT AND MAINTAINED OVER 390 A-22 CONTAINER DELIVERY SYSTEM BUNDLES, 210 HEAVY EQUIPMENT PLATFORMS, REBUILT FIVE HEAVY EQUIPMENT LOADS, ASSEMBLED FOUR TYPE-5 AIRDROP PLATFORMS AND REBUILT THREE COMBAT OFFLOAD PLATFORMS. THE DISTINCTIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF MASTER SERGEANT LOWE REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE 135TH AIRLIFT GROUP, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.


MERITORIOUS SERVICE AS AIR TRANSPORTATION RIGGER, 353RD SPECIAL OPERATIONS SUPPORT SQUADRON, 353RD SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP, KADENA AIR BASE, OKINAWA JAPAN FROM XXXXXXXX TO XXXXXXXX. DURING THIS PERIOD, SERGEANT WAYCROSS LED THE ON- AND OFF-STATION RIGGING, RECOVERY, AND RECONSTITUTION OF $2 MILLION IN AIRDROP EQUIPMENT COMPRISED OF 1,450 AIRDROP TRAINING BUNDLES AND PLATFORMS IN DIRECT SUPPORT OF THE AERIAL DELIVERY CURRENCY OF 160 AIRCREW ACROSS 2 SPECIAL OPERATIONS FLYING SQUADRONS. ADDITIONALLY, AS JOINT INSPECTOR, HE ENHANCED THE GROUP'S RAPID DEPLOYMENT EFFICIENCY BY FACILITATING THE INTERNAL PREPARATION, INSPECTION AND LOADING OF MORE THAN 2,000 TONS OF CARGO IN RESPONSE TO EXERCISE AND CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS, ALLOWING EXPEDITED SELF-DEPLOYING AND REDEPLOYING CAPABILITIES. FURTHER, SERGEANT WAYCROSS ENSURED THE SUCCESSFUL TRAINING OF 29 JOINT AND MULTI-NATIONAL COUNTERPARTS IN RIGGING AND RECOVERY OPERATIONS, EXPANDING THE REGIONAL FORWARD RE-SUPPLY CAPABILITY OF ALLIED FORCES AND SOLIDIFYING AIRDROP RELEVANCY IN THE THEATER. SERGEANT WAYCROSS' PROFESSIONALISM, LEADERSHIP, AND DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE 353RD SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.


MERITORIOUS SERVICE AS AIRDROP SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN, 5TH SPECIAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON, 919TH SPECIAL OPERATIONS WING, EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, FLORIDA FROM 20 APRIL 2016 TO 01 AUGUST 2019. DURING THIS PERIOD, SERGEANT NORTH DISPLAYED TREMENDOUS LEADERSHIP DURING THE 919TH SPECIAL OPERATIONS WING'S OPERATIONAL READINESS INSPECTION, CULMINATING IN AN OVERALL "EXCELLENT" RATING. HIS CREW FLEW SEVEN DEPLOYMENT SORTIES AIRDROPPING 40 PERSONNEL AND OFFLOADING OVER 30,000 POUNDS OF FUEL. AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL, THE AIRCREW RELIED ON SERGEANT NORTH'S EXPERTISE DURING THE UNIT'S DEPLOYMENT IN SUPPORT OF UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND'S HIGH VISIBILITY EXERCISE, EARLY VICTOR. HIS CREW FLEW 13 COMBAT SORTIES, CULMINATING IN 90 FLIGHT HOURS AND THE TRANSPORTATION OF 70,000 POUNDS OF CARGO AND 88 PASSENGERS. THESE MISSIONS PROVED VITAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MULTI-NATIONAL SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES INFILTRATION AND EXFILTRATION TACTICS, TECHNIQUES, AND PROCEDURES. THE UNPRECEDENTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF SERGEANT NORTH REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE 919TH SPECIAL OPERATIONS WING AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.





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