Meritorious service while serving as J4 Logistics Superintendent, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission-Iraq, Ar Rustamiyah, Iraq from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, Master Sergeant Jones demonstrated exemplary skill, professionalism, and determination in support of the mission to advise and train 123 Iraqi Officer candidates for the Armed Forces of the Republic of Iraq. He facilitated the movement of 1,020 personnel via UH-60 Blackhawk and UH-47 Chinook helicopter consisting of a 9 Line MEDEVAC, 3 emergency leaves, 26 General Officers, and 66 distinguished personnel including the Polish Ambassador. Additionally, he routinely loaded and witnessed the destruction of critical Communications Security information which enabled secure communications with helicopter crews to receive clearance to land at the landing zone. In addition, Sergeant Jones completed Report of Surveys worth $90,000 to minimize the amount of unserviceable equipment and materials on Ar Rustamiyah. Further, his attention to detail was paramount in maintaining monthly accountability of XX weapons and XXX ammunition of NATO nations and contractors. Finally, as an appointed Contracting Officer's Representative, Sergeant Jones maintained quality control of 5 major contracts totalling over 6 million dollars to provide 159 personnel from 12 nations with generator power, vehicle maintenance, fuel, lodging, rations, and medical services. Sergeant Jones' outstanding achievements and devotion to duty reflect favorably upon himself, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission-Iraq and the United States Army.
G4 SENIOR LOGISTICS NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER
SFC Jones was the catalyst that fostered and maintained a subject matter expert and liaison relationship with TRADOC for the Command's Equipment Review and Validation Board process. This relationship resulted in the transfer and fielding of 454 pieces of equipment valued at over $10 million. His actions directly affected the Command's readiness to train Soldiers with new equipment.
Provided Subject Matter Expertise, oversight, and supervision of 2876 Equipment Authorization requests for the Command. This oversight ensured that all Command Training Centers, facilities, and units had all equipment needed to ensure Soldiers get training in compliance with the One Army School System.
SFC Jones was chosen due to his vast logistical knowledge and ability to train support Personnel thought the Command via TDY and DCO. He trained individual support staff across the entire Command on the correct submission of authorization documents. This training was crucial to the successful approval of changes to units' Table of Distributions and Allowances and resulted in increased training readiness due to equipment availability.
SFC Jones meticulously managed transportation of unit Personnel for the Command. He supported 3 Divisions, 1 Logistics Support Brigade, and the HHC by processing 88 bus requests and the management of transportation funding in excess of $300,000. SFC Jones was also the custodian of the Command Headquarters GSA fleet and managed reservations, repairs, services, and administration of 8 vehicles.
FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS THE G4 SENIOR LOGISTICS NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER AND G5 SENIOR SUPPLY SERGEANT FROM 10 MAY 2015 TO 15 AUGUST 2017. SERGEANT FIRST CLASS JONES DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF BY CLEARLY DEMONSTRATING THAT HE IS A PROFESSIONAL SOLDIER, DEDICATED TO EXCELLENCE IN HIS FIELD OF EXPERTISE. HIS TIRELESS EFFORTS, LEADERSHIP ABILITY, AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL SINGLED HIM OUT AS AN OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF THE COMMAND. SFC JONES' OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF DUTY IS IN KEEPING WITH THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF THE NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER CORPS AND REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIM, THE COMMAND AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
Battalion S-4 Officer
For exceptionally meritorious achievement while serving as the Battalion S-4 Officer, Headquarters 69th Ordnance Battalion during the period of XXXXXXX to XXXXXXX. His outstanding initiative, leadership, and logistics abilities greatly improved the supply, maintenance, and financial programs in the Battalion and led to a twenty percent increase in equipment serviceability rates for the Battalion. His skillful administration of supply and logistics resulted in the Battalion's successful completion of its Army Training and Evaluation Programs and two major field exercises. Sergeant Major Erikson's outstanding achievements and devotion to duty reflect favorably upon himself, the 69th Ordnance Battalion, and the 1st Armored Division.
Sustainment Branch NCOIC
Sergeant First Class Neil Simon, United States Army, distinguished himself by exceptionally outstanding achievement as the Sustainment Branch Noncommissioned Officer in Charge for the Standing Joint Force Headquarters for Elimination (SJFHQ-E), 5 September 2013 to 22 September 2013. During this period, Sergeant First Class Simon's outstanding initiative and dedication to duty enabled the SJFHQ-E to plan the upload of its field and communications equipment in preparation for the unit move to Fort Belvoir, Virginia. In only three days, he personally managed the inventory and loadout of unit equipment valued at more than $5,000,000. In addition, he obtained estimates for shipping costs to determine the best course of action to transport all of the equipment from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland to Fort Belvoir, Virginia. As the Sustainment Branch NCOIC, his initiative, dedication, and attention to detail facilitated maximum communication and coordination and was critical to the synchronized movement of all unit equipment. Through his distinctive accomplishments, Sergeant First Class Simon reflected great credit upon himself, the United States Strategic Command, the United States Army and the Department of Defense.
Sergeant Major, Current Operations Joint Operation Logistic Cell (JLOC) J4
Master Sergeant Kennth Wales distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service as Sergeant Major, Current Operations Joint Operation Logistic Cell (JLOC) J4, United States Forces-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq, from 1 April 2010 to 31 July 2011. During this deployment, while operating in a hostile environment supporting over 90,000 joint and coalition forces, Master Sergeant Wales demonstrated unparalleled leadership and discipline while executing a variety of tasks, all culminating in superior results. Upon arrival in theatre, he was assigned the difficult task of coordinating, planning and supervising the closure of Joint Base Balad (JBB) Central Issue Facility (CIF) during Responsible Drawdown of Forces-Iraq (RDof). His careful analysis and planning, coupled with professional skills, leadership, and relentless efforts saved the U.S. military over $200 million in funds with zero loss of property accountability. As a result of closing JBB CIF, he was responsible for orchestrating the relocation and transfer of over 100K lines to Sierra Army Depot, Camp Victory CIF and Kandahar (OEF) CIF, Afghanistan, thereby filling shortages of Dry Storage items valued at over $150 million. The distinctive accomplishments and ceaseless efforts of Sergeant Wales reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
SFC Davis displayed superb leadership, dedication, and devotion to the success of the 180th Transportation Battalion's Soldiers and mission. As the S-4 NCOIC, he served as the senior logistical advisor to the Battalion Commander, vigorously reducing unnecessary spending and keenly monitoring the unit to ensure there was no fraud, waste or abuse. He exhibited excellent military bearing and selfless service on a daily basis as he supported more than 500 Combat Logistic Patrols and provided flawless guidance to eight companies.
SFC Davis mentored eight supply sergeants and more than 10 supply clerks and armorers in a superior manner. He conducted weekly training with supply sergeants, providing skills and tools to National Guard and Reservist Soldiers that enhanced home station capabilities. He mentored one junior NCO to help prepare for promotion boards and gave MOS guidance, training, and leadership to a junior Soldier working in another section, providing professional development and motivation.
SFC Davis developed a first-rate inspection and training program. He implemented processes to enhance each company s Command Supply Discipline Program. His attention to detail and expertise saved the government more than $200,000 by helping units reestablish accountability of equipment. He also dedicated personal time to more than 30 junior Soldiers, guiding and encouraging them through the Leader Skill Enhancement Instruction, which provides military leadership training with opportunities to earn civilian college credits.
He received a commendable rating from the 593rd Sustainment Brigade during the Command Supply Discipline Program Inspection. Additionally, he earned accolades for the superlative section Standard Operating Procedures, which has been referenced and implemented by units throughout the Battalion. He aggressively worked to improve the FLIPL process regarding Theater and Organizational Property, which in improved administrative procedures for FLIPLs.
SSG Brown's primary responsibility was the Battalion NCOER subject matter expert. SSG Brown conducted two Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development seminars where he instructed all five First Sergeants in the battalion as well as over 20 Sergeants First Class on NCOERs. He was responsible for the review, edit, and processing of over 350 NCOERs within the battalion over the course of his assignment
o selected as member of Subsistence, Operational Rations, Food Service Equipment (FSE) team
o coordinated over 250 customer contacts over a two-year period resulting in numerous contract awards
o arranged the removal of several high visibility delinquent contracts with undesirable outcomes
o led successful expedition of 80 personnel into living quarters on Camp Arifjan
o served as billeting captain, maintained safe living conditions by enforcing fire codes and establishing a disciplined 24 hour quiet period to ensure undisturbed sleep for all shifts
o arranged and established quarters evacuation plan, electrical and plumbing infrastructure, mail and admin support-advanced mission readiness and execution!
Master Sergeant Hertz expeditiously managed the validating, scheduling, and execution of fixed-wing intra- and inter-theater air movement challenges within the Combined Joint Operating Area (CJOA). He efficiently managed the scheduling of a 50 million dollar contract for 16 Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) aircraft, serving as the logistics sustainment lifeline for conventional and special operations forces distributed across the CJOA. He governed the processing of 2,000 STOL sorties moving 12,000 passengers, 300 short tons of cargo and 400 short tons of mail throughout the CJOA. Master Sergeant Hertz ensured the coordination of 1,000 Prior Permission Requests with 17 airfield managers guaranteeing airspace de-confliction for aircraft safety, and timely cargo transfer. His talents were instrumental in overhauling the passenger and cargo processing system for the fleet of STOL aircraft. He directed a change to passenger processing throughout the CJOA that resulted in a 33 percent reduction in passenger wait times.
Battalion S4 NCOIC
Sergeant McGregor distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service to the United States Army while serving as both the Battalion S4 Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) and the Liaison Officer (LNO) for the 503d Military Police Battalion (Airborne), 2-2 Infantry Division (SBCT), Kandahar, Afghanistan, from XX xx 2012 to XX XX 2013 while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 12-13. He tracked wounded Warrior Recovery and facilitated timely, critical and accurate information flow back to units and family members. Sergeant McGregor also coordinated, executed, and tracked intra-theater Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, and Integration (RSOI) training for five Military Police Companies ensuring that all essential tasks for over 640 deployed soldiers were complete so the Soldiers could return to home station ready for reintegration processing. Sergeant McGregor led the procurement and distribution of over $40,000,000 of tactical equipment into theater improving the combat effectiveness of five subordinate companies and 12 Security Force Advisory Teams. He mentored five supply sergeants and Company Commanders on Command Supply Discipline and ensured that all supply transactions were conducted In Accordance With Army regulation 710-2 and Department of the Army Standards.