FOR EXCEPTIONAL BRAVERY AND DECISIVE ACTIONS IN SUPPORT OF SECURITY AND MEDICAL OPERATIONS WHILE RESPONDING TO AN ATTACK ON COMBAT OUTPOST SAYED ABAD BY TALIBAN INSURGENTS. DURING THIS PERIOD, WHILE ASSIGNED AS DETACHMENT ALPHA INTERPRETER FOR AFGHANISTAN SPECIAL OPERATIONS TASK FORCE EAST, MASTER SERGEANT FELIX SEINFELD'S HEROIC ACTIONS SAVED AT LEAST EIGHT LIVES AND PROTECTED HUNDREDS OF OTHERS. HIS ABILITY TO SPEAK PASHTO FLUENTLY WAS INDISPENSABLE AS HE DIRECTED AFGHANISTAN NATIONAL POLICE COUNTERPARTS INTO A SECURITY POSTURE THAT ALLOWED JOINT FORCES TO PROVIDE TIMELY CARE AND EVACUATION FOR EIGHT CASUALTIES. MASTER SERGEANT SEINFELD'S SERVICE AND DEDICATION TO DUTY REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
For exceptionally meritorious service while serving as a ZEV-21 Translator, from January 2021 to June 2021. Sergeant Harrison demonstrated superb competence while translating during 25 days of bilateral training between the United States and Mongolia. His outstanding work ethic and dedication to duty resulted in the graduation of over 30 students across three different points of instruction. His skill and competency played a key role in the success of the 167th Infantry Regiment, in bilateral training and the sustainment operations of the MAT 5112 Advisors. In addition, Sergeant Harrison graduated courses of instruction in Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Survival, and Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems. The superior effort, outstanding leadership, and personal initiative displayed by Sergeant Harrison reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES WHILE SERVING AS TACTICS INSTRUCTOR, HONDURAS SECURITY COOPERATION TRAINING TEAM, SPECIAL PURPOSE MARINE AIR GROUND TASK FORCE, SOUTHERN COMMAND FROM 20 APRIL 2020 TO 10 NOVEMBER 2020. DURING THIS PERIOD, SPECIALIST CHASE F. JOHNSON CONSISTENTLY PERFORMED THE DEMANDING DUTIES OF A SENIOR SERGEANT IN A HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL MANNER. HE SERVED AS PRIMARY INTERPRETER IN MORE THAN 20 KEY LEADER ENGAGEMENTS ACROSS THE SOUTHCOM AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY. IN ADDITION, THROUGH RAPPORT BUILDING WITH HONDURAN INSTRUCTORS AND STUDENTS, HE WAS ABLE TO INFLUENCE AND FACILITATE PERIODS OF INSTRUCTION AND NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER LEADERSHIP AT A SERVICE-WIDE LEVEL. HE CONSISTENTLY LED COURSES AS THE LEAD TACTICS INSTRUCTOR, QUALIFYING 300 STUDENTS AND RUNNING 15 LIVE FIRE RANGES WITHOUT INCIDENT. HIS EFFECTIVE SPANISH TRANSLATION AND CALM DEMEANOR DRASTICALLY INCREASED THE COMMUNICATION ABILITY OF THE HONDURAS DETACHMENT AND RESULTED IN AMPLIFIED UNDERSTANDING. SPECIALIST JOHNSON'S PROFESSIONALISM, PROFICIENCY, AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE MARINE CORPS AND THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.