Served as an integral member of the operations team during port redeployment that assisted in the download, wash, customs inspection, stage, and upload process of over 1800 vehicles and pieces of equipment from 2ABCT. He expertly handled each situation and task that he was assigned with professionalism and diligence. He constantly volunteered for jobs that were outside of his MOS and that other soldiers did not want to do.
As a member of the customs detail, he ensured that over 300 pieces of equipment (approximately 16%) were individually cleaned of dirt, debris, and foliage. He was the lead member of a three-man team that disassembled over 500 113s, JLTVs, HMMWV, bulldozers, tanks, etc. in order to ensure that excess fluids were drained and interior and exterior parts and equipment were cleaned by the wash contractors so each vehicle could pass customs inspection.
After vehicles were cleaned, PFC Lowry and his team ensured that the leftover clean parts were reassembled accurately. Upon each vehicle reaching 100% cleanliness, he worked directly with the US Customs Inspectors to ensure that the pieces passed inspection and would not get frustrated at the reverse port in the United States, thus saving our unit countless man hours, time, and money. His efforts directly enabled the BDE to prepare for a seamless transition for redeployment to Fort Cavazos.
For demonstrating exceptional inspection ability and superior knowledge of agricultural clearance as night shift Team Leader in support of the Customs Mission. As senior Customs Agent, Sergeant White demonstrated dedication to the mission by working around the clock under austere conditions to successfully clear containers to standard and identify over 2,000 pounds of contraband. Sergeant White's performance reflects great credit upon himself, the 237th Military Police Company, New Hampshire Army National Guard and the United States Army.
Meritorious service while assigned as Customs Non-Commission Officer In Charge, Host Nation Coordination Cell, 379 Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. During this time, Staff Sergeant Goodman coordinated over 2,000 customs requests and moved 100 percent of the cargo that transitioned into and out of Qatar. In addition, his quick response when Qatari Customs shut off all commercial shipping from Al Udeid sustained the Mission Capability Parts Program through Qatar, enabling the expediant shipment of hundreds of aircraft priority assets. In addition, he negotiated with Qatari Customs to secure the release of over $200,000 worth of radios which had been stuck in customs for over seven months. Finally, he implemented a new local move cargo process that reduced approval turn time from six months to only two weeks. Sergeant Goodman's extraordinary efforts and accomplishments during this period reflect credit upon himself, the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing and the United States Army.
Meritorious service while assigned to Kimpo International Airport, South Korea as a Customs Agent from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. Specialist Felicia Cox maintained superb security and carried out her duties in a professional manner. Specialist Cox' performance reflects great credit upon herself, the 55th Military Police Company and the United States Army.
Private Bland supported the Southwest Border Mission by facilitating the Customs and Border Protections at Deming New Mexico. He conducted daily maintenance on a variety of vehicles and ATVs and installed cameras, operated forklifts, changed tires, and arranged vehicle transportation. He completed his duties while continuing individual training to maintain readiness and discipline. His actions were in keeping with the Army standard and set conditions for station wide success on behalf of Bravo Co 2-2 IN, Task Force Slugger 3-89 Cav, 3 BDE 10th MTN DIV and the United States Army.
Meritorious service as Administrative NCO. His support was instrumental to the successful execution of OSC Niamey's National Police training of 250 police in support of border patrol operations for MNJTF. SFC Homan oversaw the $4.5M training event, participating in high-level meetings with National Police leadership. Additionally, he was key to the receipt of over $2M worth of OSC program equipment, efficiently working with Embassy Shipping, Niger Customs, and host nation partners to ensure the proper inventory and transfer of equipment. Sergeant Homan's performance reflects great credit upon himself, Headquarters AFRICOM, Office of Security Cooperation Niger and the United States Army.
While deployed to Kuwait in support of operation Enduring Freedom, Master Sergeant Kline managed the draw down of Customs operations and oversaw the turn-in of over 4.5 million dollars worth of accountable property as well as the disposal of over 30 TEUs.
Dedication to duty and superior teamwork. While performing as the Charlie Company Wash Rack Customs Border Control Agent (CBCA), Sergeant Sullivan was the only CBCA with experience on Strykers. He took the initiative to give hands-on training to 12 CBCAs on Stryker hot spots and inspection processes.
Key inspector for the Custom Mission. His experience and technical skill made him an integral team member during the unscheduled inspection of over 2,000 containers, rolling stock, and equipment with zero discrepancies. As Contraband NCO he prevented over 2,000 live rounds and 140 prohibited items from entering the US. His attention to detail and teamwork provided invaluable support for the Sterile Lot, Seaport of departure and Camp Virginia.
Key inspector for custom mission. She was responsible for the Customs inspection of over 2,000 vehicles, 5300 containers, and 2,000 items of rolling stock and ensuring compliance with all USDA requirments for entry into the US. Her diligent efforts expedited the inspection of equipment and led to an increased rate of 50% in overall readiness.
SGT Morehouse supported five successful FRAGO missions at Kuwait Naval Base and Airport of departure, while processing over 1,250 containers, rolling stock, and equipment with zero discrepancies. His efforts in supporting operations on the Sterile Lot and Seaport of departure during undermanned times was vital to OND and OEF.
As Investigator, United States Army Customs Agency-Europe, SGT Horst expeditiously and systematically created a plan to stand up a Customs Investigations Office in the Baumholder Military Community. Despite requiring actions normally performed two levels above him, he coordinated with other agencies to deliver a functional office in less than two weeks.
HE LED 13 CUSTOMS BORDER CLEARING AGENTS, COORDINATING AND DIRECTING 65 CUSTOMS MISSIONS FOR 677 REDEPLOYING MILITARY AND CIVILIAN PERSONNEL. HIS TEAM INSPECTED 2,252 PERSONAL BAGS, 379 SENSITIVE ITEMS, 565 CARRY-ON ITEMS, 25 LIMA PALLETS, AND 13 INTERNAL SLINGABLE UNITS. IN ADDITION, HE DIRECTED INSPECTIONS FOR 14 PIECES OF ROLLING STOCK VALUED AT $340M AND CONFISCATED MORE THAN 134 PIECES OF U.S. CUSTOMS PROHIBITED CONTRABAND.
Meritorious service while serving as Passenger Services Representative and Customs Border Agent, 36th Aerial Port Squadron, 24th Air Expeditionary Group, Port Au Prince, Haiti. During this period, Master Sergeant Susan Tilley coordinated with TACC Air Mobility Division and SOUTHCOM to secure 1.5 million tons of aid and established the distribution network to deliver it to 12 relief villages. In addition, she stood up the 24th AEG PAX terminal within 36 hours establishing 100% ITV and processed 420 airlift missions for the evacuaction of 2,000 orphans, 600 escorts, and 5,000 U.S. military. Further, she certified 100% of the 24th AEG's HAZMAT for redeployment, ensuring safe on-time departure. The distinctive accomplishments of Master Sergeant Tilley reflect great credit upon herself, the 36th Aerial Port Squadron, 24th Air Expeditionary Group, and the United States Air Force.