MOS 68A Medical Equipment Repairer Awards

Medical Equipment Repair NCOIC

Provided exceptional support and outstanding assistance to the 551st MLD Medical Maintenance Division. Coordinated lodging, shipping and transportation for the Contact Repair Team throughout Kandahar and southeast Afghanistan. His efforts ensured the full operation of five detachments and aided in the establishment of Shorab Annex's Role II clinic.

NCOIC, Medical Maintenance Operations

For exceptionally meritorious service while serving as the 7th SFG(A) NCOIC of Medical Maintenance Operations from 1 April 2012 to 31 August 2013. During this period Staff Sergeant Palmer demonstrated outstanding performance, professional competence and selfless devotion to enhance operational support and ensured mission accomplishment while enabling the Soldiers of 7th SFG(A) to deploy around the world. Staff Sergeant Palmer reflects great credit upon himself, the 7th Special Forces Group Airborne, and the United States Army.

Medical Equipment Repairer

SPC Simmons' dedication to duty and superb organizational skills allowed him to effectively manage and complete approximately 200 customer requests for maintenance on equipment totaling over $750,000. His prompt action was key to the success of the Operations of the Medical station.

Biomedical Equipment Tech

SGT Collins coordinated with multiple units to secure medical equipment that was utilized during the Culminating Training Exercise. Despite a crushing workload, he simultaneously supported the Culminating Training Exercise and maintained the garrison mission. The unprecedented actions of SGT Collins reflect great credit upon himself, the 51st Medical Logistics Company, and the United States Army.

NCOIC, Biomedical Equipment Repair Center

Meritorious service while serving as NCOIC, Biomedical Equipment Repair Center, 436th Medical Support Squadron, 436th Medical Group, Dover AFB, Delaware. During this period, Staff Sergeant Robin C. Furthing consistently displayed exemplary leadership, technical expertise, and professional skill while providing manning assistance to the Biomedical Equipment Shop. In this key capacity, Sergeant Furthing completed more than 1,200 equipment calibrations and repairs for medical equipment valued in excess of 2,200,000 million dollars. He initiated the reutilization of 33 pallets of medical supplies and equipment for turn-in, saving the Air Force more than 220,000 dollars. In addition, he effectively championed the support of the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Office by facilitating the maintenance of 66 pieces of medical equipment, directly contributing to the mission, returning the fallen with dignity, honor, and respect. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Furthing reflect credit upon himself, the 436th Medical Support Squadron and the United States Army.

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