Allied Trades Specialist
SPC Rios's willingness to learn allowed him to lead numerous projects and saved the Army approximately $50,000 using his knowledge and experience to manufacture and fix various parts for over 30 vehicles around the motor pool to include the PQASS and the 978 Fuelers.
SPC Rios demonstrated meticulous attention to detail ensuring that every job was completed without defect. SPC Rios has cross-trained with the Wheeled Vehicle Mechanics in order to assist in scheduled and unscheduled Ground Maintenance Service program. His ability to quickly learn demonstrated a pattern of outstanding performance while conducting monthly scheduled services and unscheduled repairs on over 500 pieces of equipment.
SPC Rios ensured that maintenance and services were up to date on all of his equipment, which resulted in zero deficiencies. SPC Rios showed outstanding performance and dedication to duty while working over 60 hours a week.
He still managed to find time to keep himself within the Army standards for APFT/ACFT, passing HT/WT and qualifying as an expert with his assigned weapon, the M4A1. SPC Rios showed great pride and enthusiasm in every task he undertook, producing excellent results throughout his service with HSC, 209th ASB, 25th CAB.
Meritorious service while serving as Machinist, Army Aviation Support Facility #2, Esler Airfield, Louisiana from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Carlos F. Villanueva selflessly volunteered to deploy with the Arkansas Air National Guard's 188th Fighter Wing to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. While deployed, his keen oversight, experience and skills as a machinist contributed to seven successful phase inspections completed in record time under some of the most unfavorable working conditions imaginable. In addition, when tasked to assist the Afghani Air Force Helicopter Program in solving an ongoing maintenance issue attributed to a lack of spare parts, he fabricated a set of throttle alignment pins using only the broken parts as a guide, bringing them back to a 100% FMC rate and providing a life saving asset to local commanders. Despite being deployed as part of a multi-national force with outdated, substandard equipment, his ability to create a positive work environment directly facilitated a 100% sortie generation rate and over 2800 combat hours flown during this deployment. The productive and far reaching accomplishments of Sergeant Villanueva reflect credit upon himself, the Army Aviation Support Facility and the United States Army.
SPC B excelled as the battalions only Allied Trade Specialist (91E) assigned to Echo Forward Support Company, 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion (ARB). His impressive performance throughout the Battalion's Unit Maintained Equipment Operation was instrumental in maintaining over 75 generators at a readiness rate of 96%. His attention to detail and dedication to mission accomplishment enhanced the Maintenance Platoon's technical capabilities and contributed directly to the overall readiness for the Tiger Sharks battalion.
SPC B eagerness and unmatched devotion directly led to the success of the 1-229 ARB, National Training Center Rotation 16-04 training. His devotion to duty and selfless service was inspiring as he worked outside of his MOS on numerous occasions cross-training as Power Generator Equipment Repairer (91D). He demonstrated a pattern of outstanding achievement while conducting monthly scheduled services and unscheduled repairs on over 75 pieces of equipment to maintain the Battalion s unprecedented 96% operational readiness rate.
SPC B's outstanding abilities and willingness to think outside the box allowed him to lead numerous machinist projects saving the Army approximately $50,000. He used his extensive knowledge base and experience to duplicate various parts for High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) and Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) vehicles. SPC B demonstrated meticulous attention to detail ensuring every project was completed with precise detail to the original manufactures parts without defect.
SPC B was instrumental in the relocation of $750,00 worth of Ground Support Equipment (GSE) ranging from HMMWVs, LMTVs, forklifts and generators with various parts and special tool kits. His experience enabled him to set up shop operations within 24 hours and provide direct support for the all six companies in the battalion. SPC B input and personal involvement greatly contributed to the relocation of 1-229th ARB footprint resulting in the safe transportation of 100% the battalion's rolling stock and support equipment.
Allied Trades Specialist
PFC Doe's willingness to learn allowed him to lead numerous projects and saved the Army approximately $50,000 using his knowledge and experience to manufacture various parts for numerous vehicles. PFC Doe demonstrated merticulas attention to detail ensuring that every job was completed without defect.