For meritorious service as Observer Controller Trainer supporting Red Dragon 2014. During her tenure as an OC/T, she distinguished herself by exceptionally meritorious service, demonstrating to all that she is a professional Soldier, dedicated to excellence in her field of expertise. A team player focused on results, Staff Sergeant Delaware sought new opportunities and ways to enhance and improve battalion operations and integrate these methods into training and evaluation. Her untiring efforts and Can Do attitude were indispensable elements in the success of the exercise and her mentoring and coaching skills guided the team of junior leaders to efficiently evaluate training and improve mission readiness. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Delaware reflect credit upon herself, 479th CBRNE Battalion and the United States Army.
For outstanding achievement as Observer Controller Trainer during Rapid Trident 2017. SFC Kessler, due to his experience and maturity, was selected to oversee and supervise the OC/Ts participating in Rapid Trident 2017, a 15 nation, multinational joint exercise conducted at Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine (JMTG-U). SFC Kessler's professionalism and ability to work with other NATO countries and the Ukrainian Army optimized training opportunities and was an indispensable element in validating the training of all units involved. SFC Kessler's dedication and devotion to duty is in keeping with the finest traditions of the Army and reflects great credit upon himself, 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment and the United States Army.
For meritorious achievement as an Observer Controller Trainer while assigned to the 1-338th Training Support Battalion (TSBn). SSG Taylor's outstanding professional skill, knowledge, and leadership aided immeasurably in completing Situational Training Exercises (STX) and Mission Readiness Exercises (MRE) with the 900th QM Company during the 2013 WAREX at Fort McCoy, WI. During the exercises, SSG Taylor coordinated Operation Orders (OPORD), vehicles, ammunition, OPFOR, radio communications, training scenarios and After Action Reviews (AAR). His detailed and accurate efforts facilitated tough, realistic training unsurpassed by other OC/Ts during the WAREX. SSG Taylor's performance brings great credit upon himself, the 1-338th TSBn, the 181st INF BDE and the United States Army.