Fire Support Team (FiST) NCOER Bullets

o acted as Fire Team Leader at JRTC; led his team and the platoon through difficult terrain and seized the objective

o adjusted fire and tactics and successfully held back the front of enemy attack; delayed enemy operation for an hour and coordinated counterattack

o assembled and trained an RSOP team; his expertise enabled rapid deployment to site and ensured Table VIII Gunnery success

o assisted in the setup, operation, and maintenance of all equipment assigned to the the Bravo FIST; no operational delays due to equipment

o assisted with the planning of FST training and executed all training to include the Warrior Leader Tasks, Sergeant's Time Training, Expert Field Medical Badge task training, and collective task training.

o assumed the role of Fire Support Specialist in addition to his primary role as Third Platoon Forward Observer

o called up SITREP during the joint mission with ANA when the Pl radio failed; prevented impending ambush

o commitment to mission accomplishment and positive attitude contributed directly to the successful completion of all objectives and served to encourage and motivate those around him

o completed lanes with a Columbian contingent during team level movement training; demonstrated ability to continuously adapt to diverse situations

o created and executed a variety of concurrent training for other members of the Fire Support Team; met all demands due to extensive preparation

o dedicated countless hours to planning and training for the Fire Support Team; placed second in the Brigade Best FIST competition

o defended the convoy as a member of the live fire team; secured logistics route for two day and two night missions

o demonstrated an ability to train Soldiers to Standard; ensured they can excel at the practical application of their Warrior Skills

o demonstrated leadership by accepting the Charlie Team Leader position during the Brigade's rotation to the JRTC

o demonstrated situational awareness and instincts; ensured his sectors of fire were covered and proper techniques were implemented

o engaged targets while simultaneously maintaining continuous communications with peers and unit; maintained TOC's situational awareness and team efficiency

o established all FIST communications while simultaneously performing his primary duties as a Forward Observer; multiplied fire team efficiency

o established ties beyond the unit; created a cohesive environment to facilitate readiness vital to the premobilization phase

o evacuated his crew after vehicle was struck by an RPG; assessed their injuries and coordinated aid before addressing his own injuries

o exceeded standards as a fireteam during the second phase of operation; destroyed an enemy Abrams tank and immobilized enemy infantry squads in fierce defensive combat

o executed effective combat support; obtained and delivered critical information that led to the capture of numerous insurgents

o handled all radio communications during QRF operations outside the wire to ensure that all the trucks and B Troops staff had situational awareness

o his actions and the subsequent removal from the field greatly enhanced operational effectiveness and ensured a smooth and quick transition from the field

o his actions contributed significantly to the success of the missions of Second Platoon and Gator Company

o his fireteam was selected to train a platoon on basic MOUT and CQB operations due to their top performance in CQB

o learned the latest Command and Control (C2) tools during assignment to the TOC and shared knowledge with team to enhance capabilities

o led the FST during several Field Training Exercises (FTX)and a Battalion External Evaluation (EXEVAL)

o led the squad through the IPBC live fire course which was conducted under simulated battle conditions and incorporated a full spectrum warfare approach

o maintained 100 percent accountability of all his squad's sensitive items during night live fire operations; only squad to maintain 100% accountability

o maintained current and complete situational awareness of the battery's Area of Operation during more than 100 Advise and Assist missions

o maintained the Squadron Commander's situational awareness for future and past missions, combat vehicle, power and Personnel status

o marshalled defense when convoy came under fire during escort mission; successfully terminated threat and allowed mission to continue

o obtained Viper Vector 21B Laser range finder for the Bn FST; led the fires brigade in fire support technology as the only FIST to be fully digital and operating a Viper Vector 21B

o performed above and beyond expectations in every assignment he's been given, following in the finest Bushmaster tradition

o performed field testing for Rockwell Collins DAGR SDA system; provided rigorous evaluation and certified 25 soldiers from HHB on DAGR

o relayed time-sensitive information between higher headquarters and the patrols in sector; optimized deployment of limited resources

o served as driver for FIST HQ element in addition to serving as Forward Observer; drove over 1000 miles and conducted maintenance on the FSV

o supported a fireteam during the first one-life phase of the operation; ambushed an entire Blu-for squad and survived

o taught and coached room clearing techniques to soldiers and the Malaysian Army's 5th Royal Ranger Regiment during operation Keris Strike

o trained the entire platoon on basic MOUT and CQB operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Philippines

o was instrumental in the development and execution of all company fires planning; exceeded standards and increased readiness

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