For meritorious contributions to the overall success of the armament team's mission by actively sharing information learned from the prior year's annual training and combining it with scheduled METL training. He developed training aids and taught fellow Soldiers how to identify and correct crucial deficiencies that make the M777A2 Weapon System non-mission capable. He instructed and qualified the entire team on the procedures to check and verify the nitrogen and hydraulic systems which are common sources of mission degrading problems for the M777A2 and enforced compliance with those standards, reducing our company no-go rate by 50% within 120 days of arrival. The outstanding performance of SGT Young reflects great credit upon himself, the 1073rd Maintenance Company and the U.S. Army.
o inspected, tested M4 rifle to ensure that primer being dented from numerous red status procedures would not discharge; ensured fellow paratroopers had confidence in their weapons and ammunition
Armament Maintenance Supervisor
o established benchstock and shop stock requirments for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team; standardized armament shop SOP
o foresight produced 100% of needed parts and supplies and reduced mission delays due to maintenance to zero