Meritorious Service Medal Citation Examples

For outstanding meritorious service while serving as First Sergeant of Alpha Company 148th BSB, 48th IBCT from insert dates. First Sergeant Braziel consistently performed his demanding duties in a highly professional manner. His leadership directly led to the successful accomplishment of all missions, to include four rotations of XCTC and War Fighters, supporting unit training, and providing community outreach and building a rapport with the city of Dublin. First Sergeant Braziel supervised and directed numerous lateral transfers, fuel and transportation missions. In addition, his efforts and abilities were critical in the unit receiving mission capable grades during four major inspections to include the CLRT. His efforts and abilities were critical in the unit's ability to complete missions. Recognizing manpower limitations on the staff, First Sergeant Braziel personally assumed responsibilities and duties on off IDT training in order to meet mission. First Sergeant Braziel's outstanding leadership, commendable initiative and total dedication to duty reflects great credit upon him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Georgia Army National Guard and the United States of America.




FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE ASSIGNED TO CHARLIE COMPANY AS THE OPERATIONS NCOIC. SFC _______ WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE SUCCESSFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT OF CHARLIE COMPANY'S ASSIGNED MISSION TO PROVIDE NODAL AND EXTENSION COMMUNICATIONS IN SUPPORT OF ARMY UNITS. SFC _______' EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP, SELFLESS SERVICE, AND INITIATIVE DIRECTLY ENHANCED THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE BATTALION'S WARTIME AND PEACETIME MISSIONS. SFC ' DISTINCT SERVICE IS IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE ARMY AND REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, CHARLIE COMPANY, THE 98TH EXPEDITIONARY SIGNAL BATTALION AND THE 335TH SIGNAL COMMAND.




FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE ASSIGNED AS A HEAVY WHEELED VEHICLE MECHANIC FROM 23 JULY - 6 AUGUST 2016 AND 13 AUGUST - 27 AUGUST 2016 DURING OPERATION EASTBOUND AND DOWN; IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION NORTHERN STRIKE. SPC SMITH CONTRIBUTED GREATLY TO THE SUCCESS OF OPERATION BY ENSURING ALL VEHICLES WERE FULLY MISSION CAPABLE, RESULTING IN AN OVERALL SAFE COMPLETION OF 54,000 MILES. SPC SMITH ACTED ABOVE HIS PAY GRADE BY LEADING THE MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS FOR HIS ASSIGNED CONVOYS AND WAS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE MISSION. SPC SMITH'S EFFORTS REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE 1463RD TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, THE 246TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION, THE 272ND REGIONAL SUPPORT GROUP, AND THE MICHIGAN ARMY NATIONAL GUARD.




For superior meritorious service of over 30 years to the United States Army and the Florida Army National Guard. Throughout his military career, Sergeant Winfree has served with honor and distinction in numerous positions, from those associated with his career in logistics serving under the 50th Area Support Group and Camp Blanding Joint Training Center. His steadfast integrity, and consummate reliability earned him the highest level of trust, loyalty and dedication from those who have worked with and for him. Upon retirement Sergeant Winfree is recognized for distinguished performance of duty that represents exemplary service in the finest traditions for Headquarters and Headquarters Company Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Florida Army National Guard and the United States Army.




FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE FROM JUNE 1996 TO NOVEMBER 2015 CULMINATING AS SENIOR INTELLIGENCE NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER, 626TH BRIGADE SUPPORT BATTALION, 3RD BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM, 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION (AIR ASSAULT), FORT CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY. THROUGHOUT HIS 20 YEARS OF SERVICE, STAFF SERGEANT FORBES HAS DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF BY EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE IN POSITIONS OF ESCALATING IMPORTANCE AND RESPONSIBILITY. DURING HIS CAREER, STAFF SERGEANT FORBES ENHANCED THE READINESS OF NUMEROUS UNITS THROUGHOUT HIS TIME IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY. UPON RETIREMENT, STAFF SERGEANT FORBES IS RECOGNIZED FOR DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE OF DUTY THAT REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, 626TH BRIGADE SUPPORT BATTALION, 3RD BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM, 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION (AIR ASSAULT), AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.




FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE FROM 29 DECEMBER 1994 TO 29 DECEMBER 2014 CULMINATING AS SENIOR FIRE CONTROL SERGEANT, 2-319TH AIRBORNE FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, 2D BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM, 82D AIRBORNE DIVISION, FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA. THROUGHOUT HIS 20 YEARS OF SERVICE, SERGEANT FIRST CLASS ______ HAS DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF BY EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE IN POSITIONS OF ESCALATING IMPORTANCE AND RESPONSIBILITY. DURING HIS CAREER, SERGEANT FIRST CLASS ______ ENHANCED THE READINESS OF NUMEROUS UNITS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES ARMY. UPON RETIREMENT, SERGEANT FIRST CLASS ______ IS RECOGNIZED FOR DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE OF DUTY THAT REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, 2-319TH AIRBORNE FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, THE 82D AIRBORNE DIVISION, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.




SFC Holmden distinguished himself in the conduct of meritorious service in multiple roles including the Recon NCO and the Unit Training NCO of the 51st Civil Support Team (WMD) spanning a nearly thirteen year period. His contributions fostered an organizational culture of teamwork and made maximum use of the diverse talents of all team members. He accepted great responsibility for a high operations-tempo joint service unit. SFC Holmden's service reflects great credit upon himself, his family, the 51st CST, the Michigan National Guard, and the United States Army.




FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE AND PERFORMANCE WHILE SERVING AS THE 329TH CSSB CSM. CSM DWYER HAS CONTINUOUSLY DEMONSTRATED EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE, PROFESSIONALISM, TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AND OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE THROUGHOUT HIS TENURE AS THE BN CSM. HIS STEADFAST INTEGRITY, MATURITY, AND SOUND JUDGMENT HAVE EARNED HIM THE RESPECT AND LOYALTY OF THOSE WITH WHOM HE SERVED. CSM DWYER IS RECOGNIZED FOR HIS EXEMPLARY SERVICE TO THE SOLDIERS OF THE 329TH COMBAT SUSTAINMENT SUPPORT BATTALION. THESE DISTINCTIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE 329TH COMBAT SUSTAINMENT SUPPORT BATTALION, 89TH SUSTAINMENT BRIGADE, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.




EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS THE BRIGADE JUDGE ADVOCATE. CAPTAIN GEE'S ENTHUSIASM, INITIATIVE, PROFESSIONAL ABILITY, AND DEDICATION ADDED IMMENSELY TO THE SUCCESS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE UNIT. HIS PERFORMANCE REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT ON HIM, THE 162D INFANTRY TIGER BRIGADE, THE JOINT READINESS TRAINING CENTER AND FORT POLK, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.




FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE DURING OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, HIS PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION TO DUTY WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN THE SUCCESS OF THE UNIT'S MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT. HIS ACTIONS ARE IN KEEPING WITH THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF MILITARY SERVICE AND REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE MULTI-NATIONAL CORPS-IRAQ, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.




FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS THE COMPANY COMMANDER FOR ALPHA COMPANY, 414TH CIVIL AFFAIRS BATTALION, COMBINED JOINT TASK FORCE HORN OF AFRICA, CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI, FROM OCTOBER 2008 TO OCTOBER 2009. MAJOR GATES' LEADERSHIP CONTRIBUTED GREATLY TO THE SUCCESS OF THE COMPANY'S MISSIONS WHILE OPERATING IN DJIBOUTI, KENYA, TANZANIA, AND UGANDA. MAJOR GATES' ACTIONS REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE 414TH CIVIL AFFAIRS BATTALION, CJTF-HOA, AND THE UNITES STATES ARMY.




FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE TO THE UNITED STATES WITH OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AND DEVOTION FOR TWENTY YEARS OF MILITARY SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY. HIS MILITARY CAREER POSITIVELY IMPACTED AND ENHANCED THE UNITED STATES ARMY'S MISSION AND WELL BEING. SSG SNUFFY'S OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IS IN KEEPING WITH THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF MILITARY SERVICE AND REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIM, THE SPECIAL TROOPS BATTALION, 1ST SUSTAINMENT BRIGADE, 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.




FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE AND PERFORMANCE FROM 12 JULY 1985 THROUGHT 30 SEPTEMBER 2012 WHILE SERVING IN A VARIETY OF POSITIONS CULMINATING AS THE BATTALION MORTARS SECTION SERGEANT. HIS EFFORTS, TACTICAL AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCE, AND PROFESSIONALISM WERE INSTRUMENTAL TO THE SUCCESS OF 1-32 IN. HIS DEDICATION TO DUTY REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, 1ST BATTALION, 32ND INFANTRY REGIMENT, THE SPARTAN BRIGADE, THE 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.




FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS THE ROBOTICS SECTION SERGEANT AND INSTRUCTOR. SSG LUGIBIHL'S EXTRAORDINARY LEADERSHIP, INTENSE DEVOTION TO DUTY AND STRONG SENSE OF PERSONAL EXCELLENCE CONTRIBUTED TO THE OVERALL SUCCESS OF THE MISSION. HIS ACTIONS REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIM, THE 197TH INFANTRY BRIGADE, THE UNITED STATES ARMY MANEUVER CENTER OF EXCELLENCE, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.




FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS A SEAMAN ABOARD THE LSV-2 AND LSV-4 FROM 30 NOVEMBER 2007 TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2011. YOUR ARDUOUS EFFORTS AND DRIVE TO EXCEL LED TO THE SAFE AND EFFICIENT COMPLETION OF ALL INTER-ISLAND OPERATIONS, CROSS ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEAN VOYAGES AND THE SUCCESSFUL DEPLOYMENT AND RE-DEPLOYMENT OF THE 605TH TRANSPORTATION DETACHMENT. HIS DEVOTION TO DUTY AND SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE OF WATERCRAFT OPERATION PROCEDURES AND MAINTENANCE PROVIDED A GREATER STANDARD IN ALL ASPECTS OF 605TH MISSION. INCREASING MORAL AND OVERALL SUCCESS OF EACH AND EVERY MISSION. SGT IZZO'S PERFORMANCE UPHOLDS THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF MILITARY SERVICE AND REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE 45TH SUSTAINMENT BRIGADE, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.




FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE AND PERFORMANCE WHILE SERVING IN A VARIETY OF POSITIONS CULMINATING AS THE BATTALION S6 SECTION CHIEF. HIS LEADERSHIP, EXPERTISE, AND PROFESSIONALISM IS OF THE HIGHEST CALIBER AND DISTINCTION, AND THUS, IT IS WITH GREAT HONOR THAT WE RECOGNIZE THIS SOLDIER'S SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY OVER THE PAST 11 YEARS. STAFF SSG GREEN'S SELFLESS SACRIFICE REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE 501ST BRIGADE SUPPORT BATTALION, THE READY FIRST COMBAT TEAM, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.




FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE ASSIGNED AS A NCO ON RECRUITING DUTY WITH THE NORTH BAY RECRUITING COMPANY, SACRAMENTO RECRUITING BATTALION FROM 23 MAY 2008 TO 09 JUNE 2011. YOUR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AND UNCOMMON DEDICATION TO DUTY DEMONSTRATE A PERSONAL COMMITMENT THAT REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON YOURSELF, THE SACRAMENTO RECRUITING BATTALION AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.




For meritorious service as Chief, Evaluation Reports branch, Personnel Services Division, Office of the Adjutant General, for the period 1 May 2008 to 20 July 2009. Warrant Officer Smith distinguished himself by assuming responsibility for the timely submission of the 2nd Infantry Division Officer Evaluation Reports during a period when the percentage of overdue reports exceeded all previous records. He developed a systematic and comprehensive system of review and timely notification of subordinate units thus ensuring the prompt submission of required reports. The 2nd Infantry Division now has the lowest percentage of overdue reports in the entire Eighth Army and continues to receive recognition from Higher Headquarters for sustaining this remarkable achievement. Warrant Officer Smith's devotion to duty, perseverance, and exemplary performance reflect great credit upon himself, the 2nd Infantry Division, and the united States Army.




OUTSANDING MERITORIOUS SERIVCE WHILE SERVING AS THE SOLE MEDICAL OFFICER FOR MACG-28 WHILE FORWARD DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM 13.2 FROM JUNE 2013 THORUGH FEBRUARY 2014. HE OVERSAW 244 MARINES IN THE UNIT AND SERVED AS IMMEDIDATE SUPERVISOR FOR FOUR GENERAL MEDICAL OFFICERS AND THEIR UNITS, TOTALING OVER 700 MARINES. HE MAINTAINED A READINESS OF 98 PERCENT AND TRAINED AND CERTIFIED 58 U.S. MARINES TO BE COMBAT LIFE SAVERS. IN ADDITION TO THE AUSTERE WORK ENVIRONMENT, HE WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY, ASSISTING WHENEVER POSSIBLE AT CAMP BASTION, ROLE III. HE GENERATED OVER 250 PATIENT ENCOUNTERS, TREATING FRIEND AND FOE ALIKE. HIS RELENTLESS WORK ETHIC AND DEDICATION RETURNED 155 MEMBERS HOME SAFELY TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY. HE TRULY REPRESENTS OUR MILITARY IN THE MOST HOSTILE OF ENVIRONMENTS. BY HIS EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY, PERSONAL INITIATIVE, AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY, LIEUTENANT LAW REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPDHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICES.



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