Platoon Sergeant, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Master Sergeant Charles Haley led and managed a platoon of 16 Soldiers from a variety of Military Occupational Specialties, backgrounds, and sections from across the Battalion during the first week of Annual Training, resulting in all Soldiers attaining qualifying scores in individual rifle marksmanship and Tactical Casualty Combat Care. In addition, he attended Level One and Level Two training to become an Army Combat Fitness Test grader, enhancing the readiness of 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), and graded the first Army Combat Fitness Test for the Group which enabled the collection of data required by the Utah Army National Guard. Further, he operated as Battle Captain during three days of Tactical Operations Center training and tracked Combat Logistics Patrols, advised convoy commanders during missions, and provided real time updates to Convoy Commanders mitigating substantial risk to Convoy mission and personnel. Master Sergeant Haley's extraordinary efforts and accomplishments during this period reflect credit upon himself, 1st battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the United States Army.
Section Leader, 126th Aviation Regiment
Staff Sergeant Kase fulfilled his role as section leader with poise, professionalism, and determination during Annual Training FY 17. He maintained accountability of his assigned Soldiers and equipment, displayed maturity when handling Soldier issues, and outstanding judgment in accomplishing the mission. Staff Sergeant Kase provided leadership and direction for the EST 2000 Reflexive Fire training exercise during Annual Training. His competence with Reflexive Fire techniques allowed him to coach and mentor over 50 Soldiers within the Battalion to help prepare them with engagement skills for the upcoming deployment. Staff Sergeant Kase's extraordinary efforts and accomplishments during this period reflect great credit upon himself, the 126th Aviation Regiment and the Rhode Island National Guard.
Communications Specialist, 1166th Military Police Company
As Communications Specialist, Sergeant Holder demonstrated great skill and leadership when he established communications within the Tactical Operations Center (TOC) of the 1166th Military Police Company during Annual Training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. Demonstrating to all that he is a professional Soldier, dedicated to excellence in his field of expertise, SGT Holder conducted classes for the 1166th MP Company on the Blue Force Tracker, Harris Radios, and the SINCGARS Radios that were professional and challenging and reduced communication problems by 80 percent. Additionally, SGT Holder operated the communications within the TOC during the evaluation phase of the 1166th MP Company field exercise, helping the unit overcome technical problems and difficulties and leading to a successful mission. Sergeant Holder's extraordinary efforts and accomplishments during this period reflect great credit upon himself, the 1166th Military Police Company, and the Alabama Army National Guard.
Maintenance Team Leader, 2137th Forward Support Company
In the absence of his squad leader and section sergeant, Sergeant Kline worked long hours to prepare the maintenance platoon for annual training. His ability to remain versatile and respond to any challenge provided direction when movement orders were established. His hard work resulted in the effective distribution and placement of mechanics and equipment to support the mission. Sergeant Kline assumed the next level of responsibility and planned to provide maintenance support during all stages of annual training. His knowledge of maintenance and rapid troubleshooting abilities allowed Commanders of three companies to utilize their equipment to full capacity for training. Working long hours, he managed 12 Soldiers at two training sites and efficiently maintained the wheeled and tracked assets of three companies in the battalion. SGT Kline demonstrated competence and versatility throughout annual training, from working as Shop Foreman, to leading both annual training and COMET preparation, to serving as a lead mechanic and being on call to repair vehicles critical to the battalion's mission.
JNN Operator, 248th Aviation Support Battalion
EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE OF DUTY WHILE SERVING AS THE JNN OPERATOR DURING CHARLIE COMPANY, 248TH AVIATION SUPPORT BATTALION'S 2020 ANNUAL TRAINING. SPECIALIST EGAN DEMONSTRATED A PATTERN OF OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AND ADAPTIVE THINKING WHILE MAINTAINING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND DILIGENTLY WORKING TO OVERCOME ALL OBSTACLES THAT CAME BETWEEN HIMSELF AND THE MISSION. SPECIALIST KING'S SUPERLATIVE EFFORTS AND DEDICATION TO DUTY REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, CHARLIE COMPANY, 248TH AVIATION SUPPORT BATTALION, THE MARYLAND NATIONAL GUARD AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
Supply Sergeant, 190th Engineer Battalion
Meritorious service while serving as Supply Sergeant during Annual Training 2017. His extraordinary leadership, outstanding performance, enthusiam, and devotion to duty were key factors in the enhancement of morale and welfare of the entire Battalion. This great achievement and selfless service reflect great credit upon himself, the 190th Engineer Battalion, the Puerto Rico Army National Guard and the United States Army.
CPOF Operator, 142nd Field Artillery Regiment
MERITORIOUS SERVICE DURING ANNUAL TRAINING 28 APRIL 2012 THRU 12 MAY 2012. SERGEANT MORRIS DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES AS THE OPERATIONS SECTION CPOF OPERATOR. HIS TIRELESS WORK ETHIC AND NEVER ENDING QUEST FOR INFORMATION AND IMPROVEMENT PROVIDED THE BATTALION TOC WITH THE CURRENT COMMON OPERATIONAL PICTURE AS WELL AS AN ACCURATE RECORD OF FIRE MISSIONS CONDUCTED. SERGEANT MORRIS' SELFLESS SERVICE BRINGS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, HHB 1-142D FIELD ARTILLERY, 142D FIRES BRIGADE AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
Gunner, 134th Cavalry Squadron
MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT DURING THE PERIOD OF 16 JULY 2014 THROUGH 18 JULY 2014 WHILE PERFORMING AS GUNNER DURING ANNUAL TRAINING AT FORT CARSON, COLORADO. SPECIALIST JAVIER DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF AND HIS CREW DURING THE M240B MACHINE GUN CREW GUNNERY QUALIFICATION. IN ADDITION, SPECIALIST JAVIER QUALIFIED WITH A DAY QUALIFCATION SCORE OF 870 POINTS AND A NIGHT QUALIFICATION SCORE OF 480 POINTS, EARNING THE HIGHLY COVETED TOP GUNNER AWARD. THIS ACHIEVEMENT BRINGS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE 1-134TH CAVALRY SQUADRON, THE NEBRASKA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.