14E/System Support Section Member
SPC Snuffy consistently proved himself to be a crucial member of the system support section. As a direct result of his technical expertise, he troubleshot and repaired over 50 non-mission capable faults on the Radar Set (RS), Engagement Control Station, Launching Station, and Antenna Mast Group which dramatically improved the overall unit operational readiness during Operation Enduring Freedom.
PFC Smith successfully earned a Distinguished certification as a Patriot radar crew member 1 during Delta Battery's Table VIII on 19 November, 2016. Her performance proved that she is not only proficient, but truly of the highest caliber talent that the Air Defense Artillery branch has to offer. Her dedication to the battery's mission was integral to their success to certify Table VIII. This achievement brought great honor to the Ironhorse Battalion and 35th Brigade, and shows our unparalleled ability to "Fight Tonight!"
SPC Jones successfully certified as a Patriot Electric Power Plant crew member 2 during Delta Battery's Table VIII on 19 November, 2018. His motivation and diligence in training resulted in his crew achieving the fastest emplacement time in Battalion with a time of 11 minutes and 17 seconds. His performance proved that he is not only proficient, but truly of the highest caliber talent that the Air Defense Artillery branch has to offer. His dedication to the battery's mission was integral to their success to certify Table VIII.
DURING THIS PERIOD, AS FIRE CONTROL PLATOON SERGEANT AND BATTERY TRAINER, STAFF SERGEANT SEIMANS TRAINED FIVE AIR BATTLE MANAGEMENT CREWS TO PASS A PATRIOT TABLE XII CERTIFICATION. THIS CERTIFICATION WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE PACIFIC COMMAND AND SET THE STANDARD FOR AIR DEFENSE UNITS ACROSS THE THEATER. THE DISTINCTIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF STAFF SERGEANT SEIMANS REFLECT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, 1ST BATTALION, 1ST AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
SPC Martin devoted countless hours to developing himself and progressing in his military career. While in the 4-5 ADA Battalion SPC Martin maxed military correspondence hours, obtained 25 college credit hours and passed the Defense Language Aptitude Battery Test (DLAB) with a score of 100. Taking initiative, SPC Martin not only completed Structured Self-Development Level 1(SSD), but went further to even complete SSD Level 3 before it became unavailable to him. SPC Martin's determination to succeed was unmatched.
SPC Martin maintained an average score of 250 on the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). He also regularly led the morning platoon PT formation in Physical Readiness Training (PRT). Being both dependable and athletic, SPC Martin frequently paced and avidly motivated fellow soldiers in all areas of the APFT. By doing this he single-handedly instilled the drive in many Soldiers to achieve higher scores than even they had imagined. SPC Martin's level of inspiration was a cornerstone in the success of the Hardcore Battery and its Soldiers.
SPC Martin's efficiency and motivation greatly contributed to the Communications Relay Group (CRG) during his time in the 4-5 ADA Battalion. Using proficiency and skill he and his crew passed 2 Table VIII March Order and Emplacement (MO&E) certifications. With one particularly exceptional performance his crew became the only crew in the 4-5 ADA Battalion to have ever received a perfect score on the Table VIII MO&E evaluation. SPC Martin's capable disposition was paramount to the amount of success the CRG crew attained.
SPC Petersen was deployed as Systems Maintenance while serving overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During his deployment SPC Petersen engaged a multitude of systems issues that arose within the 4-5 ADA Headquarters and Headquarters Battery. SPC Petersen demonstrated motivation and determination in the face of strenuous times and increasingly difficult deadlines. SPC Petersen's strong mentality contributed to a successful deployment and a safe return back to Fort Hood.
SPC Petersen displayed initiative during many Battery and Battalion level events. SPC Peterson volunteered 46 hours of his off duty time in support of the Family Readiness Group and the 4-5 ADA community. SPC Peterson has demonstrated a magnified caliber of selfless service, and has individually raised over 500 dollars for the 4-5 ADA community. SPC Petersen's altruistic tendencies have made him an asset to the 4-5 ADA community and the United States Army.
SPC Petersen's ambition is exemplified during his tenure as Crew Member 1 of Crew 2 of the Communication Relay Group. SPC Petersen's ability to assimilate quickly to his position as Crew Member 1 of Crew 2 has characterized his motivation as a team member of the Communication Relay Group. SPC Peterson exhibits competence, professionalism, and discipline while performing all assigned tasks and additional responsibilities underlined as a Communication Relay Group Crew Member.
14E/RADAR SHIFT LEADER
SSG Snuffy has selflessly served A-4 THAAD for four years and has become an invaluable asset to the Unit. He has an immense amount of tactical and technical expertise in various locations and has shared it by training the lower enlisted on the THAAD ANTPY-2 Radar. His contributions to training and mentoring led to Sensor platoon being a first time "Go" on four separate Table XIII certifications. SSG Snuffy's dedication to duty and to his peers were both keys to success within the Battery.
Patriot Missile Launcher Operator Maintainer
During the period of 1 April 2013 through 30 May 2013, through consistent inspection and regular maintenance of his equipment, Private First Class Detrich's launcher continually held a 100% operational readiness rate and has operated frequently without error including during the Battery Table VIII certification. Private First Class Detrich's launcher holds the record for uninterrupted service and serves as the model when evaluating other launchers. The distinctive achievements of Private First Class Detrich reflect great credit upon himself, the 1-56 Air Defense Artillery Battalion and the United States Army.
Communications Relay Group (CRG) Crew Member
Sergeant Cooper's consistent professionalism and leadership fostered a positive environment that directly enabled his team members to accomplish their mission. Sergeant Cooper served as the senior crewmember for Communications Relay Group Team 1. Due to his outstanding leadership, his team contributed to 13 Line of Sight validations at 7 battle positions and 11 convoys throughout Host Nation. The validation of these positions extended the operational capability of 5th Battalion, 7th Air defense Artillery Regiment by over 150 miles. The distinctive achievements of Sergeant Cooper reflect great credit upon himself, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment and the United States Army.