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Specialist Maraman showed enthusiasm and spirit while performing his duties during Annual Training 2016. He maintained a fluid schedule throughout annual training completing in excess of 60 working hours sustaining radio communications, as well as train the 223rd MP and 428th MP on JCR.
While serving with 4th Squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment, SGT Millard participated in every major training event and range since 2011. SGT Millard was a gunner during five Styker Crew Gunnery's earning two distinguished and three superior ratings. SGT Millard also certified as part of a team during three Section, Platoon and Troop Live Fire Exercises (LFX). SGT Millard distinguished himself above his peers during Saber Junction, Saber Sharpener and Allied Spirit with a total of 40 vehicles destroyed and 20 enemy dismounts killed or captured.
Displaying broad professional knowledge and superior military bearing resulted in Staff Sergeant Flurkey's selection, over nine other Non-Commissioned Officers, as the Battalion's Outstanding Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year representitive, providing a model of excellence and the Army Total Soldier Concept for all Soldiers assigned to the BN to emulate.
SGT Diaz worked endlessly to set-up a Hazardous Material satellite point which consists of Class III Petroleum Oil and Lubricants and household goods and over $15,000 in Hazardous materials. Established the Battalion's Safety Data Sheets program ensuring all Hazardous materials were in compliance with OSHA and CAARNG Hazardous Material and Waste Management Plan and Army Regulation 200-1 Environmental Protection and Enhancement. SGT Diaz's work has ensured a safe and healthy environment for HHC 3/140th AVN.
SPC Jodie's selfless efforts resulted in the graduation of over 400 students from Combatives Level 1 and 2. These students benefited from receiving expert Combatives training as well as promotion points for completing either the 40-hour Combatives Level 1 class or the 80-hour Combatives level 2 class. She also provided mentorship and leadership development opportunities for young Soldiers by giving them an opportunity to execute duties as the class leader.
SPC lightyear ensured that the community had access to Combative Level 1 and Level 2 instructors with training in proper Combative techniques. She directed her team of instructors with competent and confident leadership. She ensured that students of all skill levels trained properly, safely, and intensely in order to meet the high standards of the curriculum. Her training also resulted in improved cardiorespiratory endurance and increased strength of all students.
SPC Mama volunteered over 600 hours of her personal time, instructing Combatives Level 1 and Combatives Level 2 to Soldiers and Officers stationed at Camp Arifjan. In addition to her regular duties, SPC Buford instructed six to eight hours per day, six days per week in order to ensure students fully grasped the concepts and skills necessary to graduate Combatives Level 1 and 2, instilling in every student the warrior ethos and the confidence to defend themselves in hand to hand combat.
While assigned to (Unit Name), SPC Sue was responsible for and accounted for over $160,000 dollars worth of equipment. She made sure that maintence and services were up to date on all of her equipment resulting in no deficiencies. She ensured that all 84 personnel in the company were fitted properly for their mask and that it functioned properly.
Upon SPC James's arrival to 41st FiB, he was eager to work and motivated to learn everything about being a Signal soldier. He was the RTO for numerous ranges, ensuring that the radios that were available were fully functional. He assisted 1-21 Field Artillery Battalion in preparing for their NATO Deployment by training operators and troubleshooting communcations equipment.
SPC Bowers performed in a superior manner during the 82nd Special Troops Battalion Field Training Exercise (FTX) his hard work and dedication played a vital role in the success of the Official Mail Postal Operation course training. SPC Bowers continuously worked through his personal time to ensure the staging, field preparation, and training aids were all in order for the FTX. SPC Bowers' expertise, professionalism and superb work ethic resulted in overall mission success.
Working at the Help Desk as a Help Desk Technician she provided assistance creating accounts, unlocking accounts, password resets and providing constant connectivity on all enclaves for over 3000 users entering, leaving, and currently at Camp Phoenix including many different foreign militaries. Her dedication and sense of duty has made her not only an asset to the XXth Signal Company and the XXth Signal BN but of all of Camp XXXX.
During his period, CW2 Sharp performed the responsibilities of two positions within the Bn Staff, BN Property Book Officer (PBO) for three years and as the Bn S-4. He has performed solidly at both. As the PBO he expertly maintained 28 property books totaling in value more than $52,500,000. He coordinated the BN's efforts to efficiently close 159 lateral transfers that included 333 pieces of equipment, and 208 turn-ins that included 732 pieces of equipment, completing all on time.
flawlessly performed the duties of the Sierra Company Supply Clerk, doing shortage annexes for 25 out of 28 General Mechanic tool kits to the standard, with no deficiencies.
In addition to his assignment as the BN S3 NCOIC, SFC Smith also served as the Battalion CBRN Staff NCO, Battalion Ammunition Manager, Unit Status Report (USR) NCO, S2 NCOIC, Battalion Schools NCO, Battalion Security Manager, and the Battalion Anti-Terrorism Officer. SFC Smith worked weekends and devoted his personal time to perform all his additional duties in an impeccable manner. He accomplished this working with only 50% authorized personnel strength in the S3 Section.
SSG Heustis served as the Ammunition Range NCOIC during all the 541st CSSB's M16 Zero and Qualification Ranges for 432 personnel. SSG Heustis took the lead in the preparation, and execution of all range requirements and supervised the movement of all equipment for range set up. His leadership and experience in safety and range operations resulted in the critical weapons training to all Soldiers within the Battalion
From the moment SGT Blank came back from the 40 hour Unit Prevention Leader course, he immediately assumed responsibility and gathered all equipment needed to perform urinalysis. As Apache Troop s UPL, no Soldier ever provided a positive urine specimen or failed a breathalyzer.
SGT Blanks dedication to Apache Troop was continuously displayed as he filed countless hours of paperwork for the Soldiers to successfully go to Army schools. He was directly responsible for ensuring Soldiers packets were filled out to the Army standard, and went out of his way to hand deliver paperwork to the Squadron Schools NCO to ensure quick and timely turn-around.
SGT Blank demonstrated exceptional skill and knowledge as he tackled Soldiers crucial pay problems without thought. Soldiers could confidently lay their problems on his desk knowing they would have their pay issues corrected in a timely and professional manner. SGT Blank successfully fixed at least three dozen Soldier pay issues during his time as a Training Room NCO.
Emergency deployed to Vicenza, Italy, trained 171st Airborne Brigade on high frequency radio operation, trained 7 troops, configured interoperable network; responsible for successful Joint Operations in Liberia
Superior performer! Certified over 60 items of TMDE, key to laboratory's 5 day backlog--lowest backlog in years
Expertly processed and delivered 50K+ lbs of UK destined mail; boosted morale for 100K UK postal patrons
SSG Smith has been the most consistently energetic, talented, and motivated Soldier I have ever worked with. He frequently works late when focused on a project, often comes in on his day off to check ops tempo, always dissects problems in more detail than ever before; never failed to identify cause of operational failures
Helped 129th Signal Bn troubleshoot high data rate comm links in Iraq--quickly restored links critical for C2
Coordinated ground operations for Copper Shield mission supporting Gen. Flintstone--textbook operation
Monitored theater communications during activation of new data switch; coordination with V Corps soldiers deployed in Iraq resulted in rescheduled activation, prevented loss of secure comm during critical operation
Identified error in scheduled sequence of events for transfer of critical circuits from existing Tech Control Facility to new facility. His unsolicited input to ops center prevented loss of critical communications
Superb manager; programmed/executed recurring work program with impressive 100% completion rate
Arranged loan of scarce resources for 11D pre-deployment tactical training--increased deployment readiness
Troubleshot inability of deployed 3ID troops to establish high priority comm links between units in Kuwait. Identified incorrect net configuration, coached operator by phone in reconfiguring his equipment. His Unique skills were directly responsible for activation of links, successful mobile operations in Iraq
Developed new research methodology--improved the accuracy and timeliness of reports by 25%
Scheduled both recurring and emergency maintenance on work center equipment--ensured data on target at 99% rate!
Visited USAFE/6ASOS and USAREUR HQ to increase operational knowledge--reduced obstacles to Comm
Performed pre-deployment, through flight, and arrival inspections--attention to detail resulted in zero mishaps
Quickly replaced a defective M109 engine feed manifold valve--installed new component in 5 hours--ahead of schedule!
Configured software for logistics accounting and scheduling while primary terminal under repair--insured continued 1AD operations
SPC Smith assisted in the installation of the next generation network planning software and UNIX workstation. Extensively evaluated new tool, identified and reported several deficiencies in hardware and software. His identification and detailed reports insured the operational success of new system by users worldwide
Agile Combat Support!--Reviewed, prepared over 3K troops in less than a week for deployment--100% met requirements
Updated Cargo Movement Operating System (CMOS) for all deploying pax with 100% accuracy
- Provided support for US Army Europe tactical radio operational training--increased unit operational capability
- Disseminated daily image reports and indexes via SIPRNET--100% accurate, correctly formatted and ahead of schedule!
- Quick-witted; when communications failed with Nellis controller, assumed control of camera suite--prevented loss of feed
- Instructed 88MI personnel on secure tactical radio operation--added new tool to MI communication inventory
- Designed radio terminal database for 693rd Airborne Brigade deployment to Liberia for peace-keeping ops. Skilled inter-operable design insured communications between Army ashore and Navy afloat.
- Moved 12,000 passengers and 500 short tons of baggage with zero aircraft delays--extremely proficient!
- Stellar up-keep of $2.5M vehicle fleet--achieved 99% in-commission rate--mission readiness enhanced
- Participated in numerous teleconferences planning the transition to new standard communications network
- Assisted Naval terminal operators at Bahrain with repeated UHF and SHF comm problems. An intensive analysis of telemetry data pointed to widespread use of unauthorized user IDs and satellite time. Trained operators on frequency request procedures—skilled troubleshooting crucial to Naval ops and successful communications
- Maintained shift schedule, training, equipment and ADPE (Automated Data Processing Equipment) inventories--100% effective!
- Conducted daily heat stress evaluations; protected over 12,000 workers and children in three day care centers
- Documented procedures for resource tracking software, distributed--increased equipment fielding efficiency
- Recommended use of user-friendly thermostats and filter replacement media--modernized without expense
- Re-engineered inadequate 2.5-ton air conditioning system at busy 22nd Comm Squadron snack bar
- Arranged week-long operations planning class for USEUCOM planners--trained 9 component planners
- Supported 693rd Airborne Brigade war plans--tackled training and planning problems that threatened mission. Ensured 100% reliable comm during 1,200 paratrooper night drop into Iraq--secured defensive positions
- Coached Sigonella Air Station sailors on tactical satellite terminal operation and network planning. Enabled unit to deploy and train Sixth Fleet radiomen--increased NAVEUR comm flexibility and efficiency
- Assisted ashore Navy JMAST personnel with joint operations with 6th Fleet flagship; configured, produced database for SCAMP satellite terminal
- When new software and link was installed, immediately became the most proficient in using its capabilities, documented procedures for operating terminal software and analyzing findings, distributed, increased ability of others