While assigned to the 151st Quartermaster Company, Aerial Delivery Platoon, SPC Doe demonstrated exceptional initiative by taking it upon himself to organize the Aerial Delivery ready for issue cage consisting of over 1,900 different Parachute Systems and other miscellaneous items. His initiative resulted in a smoother running facility allowing the Heavy Rigging Site to accomplish 100% of its missions in support of the 82nd Airborne Division.
SPC Baek demonstrated a pattern of outstanding performance during the preparation, execution and inspection of 192 RA-1 Parachutes for four DBSL courses ran here at 1-10 SFG (A). He displayed a high level of competence and assisted in training over 96 operators on ODA's in just a few days with little rest and sleep. His dedication to the mission, ensured that all students were trained in the proper packing procedures to allow them to descend safely to the target.
SGT Mobley's desire for knowledge and eagerness to succeed in his mission, through his cross-training with the Parachute Riggers, multiplied his effectiveness as he displayed an unmatched commitment to safety and mission success. SGT Mobley worked long and laborious hours behind the scenes to ensure the warfighter was supported. His actions resulted in the successful buildup and air drop of 22 pallets of critical supplies to support isolated forces engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom.
During this period, the outstanding professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of SPC King resulted in major contributions to the effectiveness and success of the 294th Quartermaster Companys' airborne mission. As an aerial drop platoon rigger, SPC King contributed to the support of 11 airborne missions over the most hazardous ares of Iraq as well as both Headquarters and the Aerial Drop sections. SPC King qualified on and operated multiple vehicles in support of annual training, driving over 300 miles during annual training.
During this period, as the Section Chief, Aerial Delivery, SGT Trudeau flew on 89 combat aerial resupply missions to sustain warfighters on the ground. On multiple occasions, SGT Trudeau faced unexpected and challenging obstacles which could not be solved with training and doctrine but overcame them all with quick thinking and innovative actions with a 100% on-time delivery rate. SGT Trudeau was the living embodiment of the Parachute Rigger's motto, "I will be sure always...because I am not sure where I will always be". Your professionalism brings great credit upon you, the 542nd Tailored Logistics Element, and the United States Army.
From 5 December 2012 to 30 August 2013, SPC Bubba packed over 400 T10-D, MC1-1D and MC-6 main parachute systems and over 50 soft loop center pull reserve parachute systems. He also inspected parachutes to be ready for issue for over 20 Airborne operations. His technical expertise and professionalism ensured the success of multiple Airborne and test operations.
This citation is presented to SSG Cielo, United States Army, who distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service in support of military operations against terrorist aggression in the Republic of Afghanistan. During this period, he astutely surmounted extremely adverse conditions to obtain consistently superior results. Through diligence and determination, he accomplished every task quickly and efficiently. His unrelenting loyalty, initiative, and perseverance brought him wide acclaim and inspired his peers and subordinates to strive for maximum achievement. Selflessly working long and arduous hours without recognition, he has contributed greatly to the success of the multinational effort. His commendable performance was in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflects credit upon himself and the United States Army.
MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS AIR OPERATIONS PARACHUTE RIGGER AT XXXXXXXX FROM XXXXXXXX TO XXXXXXXX. DURING THIS PERIOD, SERGEANT DANIEL COSTAS OVERSAW THE CRITICAL MC-1 TO MC-6 STATIC LINE PARACHUTE SYSTEM TRANSITION IN RESPONSE TO THE NAVAL SAFETY CENTER'S SUSPENSION AND RESUMPTION OF USE OF THE MC-6 SYSTEM. IN ADDITION, HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE WORKLOAD EFFICIENCY AND SUBSEQUENT SUCCESS OF MORE THAN 700 INDIVIDUAL PARACHUTE SYSTEMS THAT SUPPORTED OVER 100 CRITICAL MISSIONS. FURTHER, SERGEANT COSTAS DESIGNED AND IMPLEMENTED A HISTORY CARD SYSTEM FOR THE NEW MC-6 AND T-11R SYSTEMS, ENSURING THE BEST OPPORTUNITY TO TRACK PACKING, QUALITY ASSURANCE, AND IDENTIFY DEFICIENCIES. SERGEANT COSTAS' COMMENDABLE PERFORMANCE IS IN KEEPING WITH THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF MILITARY SERVICE AND REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS A PARACHUTE RIGGER FOR 3RD RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION, 3RD MARINE DIVISION, CAMP SCHWAB, OKINAWA FROM MARCH 2017 TO APRIL 2019. DURING THIS PERIOD, CORPORAL MARCUS B. ELLIS PERFORMED HIS DUTIES IN AN EXEMPLARY AND HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL MANNER BY PLACING 50 NEW PARACHUTE SYSTEMS IN SERVICE AND MAINTAINING 165 BAILOUT BOTTLES. THROUGH HIS EXCEPTIONAL WORK ETHIC AND MANAGERIAL SKILLS, HE PACKED AND INSPECTED OVER 500 PARACHUTE SYSTEMS FOR THE SUPPORT OF MULTIPLE HAHO AND HALO JUMP OPERATIONS WHICH INCLUDED DESERT HAWK, DESERT CANOPY, WINTER FOX, ITX, IE SHIMA AND FUJI VIPER. THE STERLING ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF CORPORAL ELLIS REFLECT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE 3RD RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION AND THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS.