Water Treatment Specialist Awards

See also: U.S. Navy Water Treatment Specialist Awards and U.S. Air Force Water Treatment Awards


Operating in a four-man team with minimal supervision in a category III heat index, SPC Armstrong and the team developed innovative solutions to produce over 3,000 gallons of potable water. SPC Armstrong and the team successfully operated the Tactical Water purification system and the Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System, an enormous achievement, being the first platoon in the company to successfully operate and produce potable water in over three years. His dedication to duty and perseverance under austere conditions was recognized across the Company.

Water Treatment Specialist

Meritorious service while serving as Water Treatment Specialist at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. During this period, demonstrating remarkable administrative proficiency, Sergeant Raymond C. Clark managed over 1500 work orders and 13 purchase requests for three full-time work centers and tracked and ordered more than $500,000 in water treatment materials. His efforts in this key position contributed to the production of over 300,000 gallons of high quality drinking water per day and a successful 2016 Inspector General Audit and 2017 Sanitary Survey. Sergeant Clark's exceptional performance, professionalism and dedication to duty reflect great credit on him, the 961st Quartermaster Company and the United States Army.

Water Treatment Specialist

SGT Cross was tasked with supervising the water section in certifying at Sustainment Training Center (STC). SGT Cross researched logistical requirements for bulk water transfers, water purification operations, and vehicle status for use in operations planning. He lead the water team in setting up and running the tactical water purification system, producing over 1,000 gallons of water on the first day of operations and successfully passing the strict criteria for potable water certification. In addition, SGT Cross' foresight, planning, and hard work lead to the water section producing more than 4,000 gallons of potable water and the sustainment of over 900 multinational and coalition personnel. Sergeant Cross' exceptional performance, professionalism and dedication to duty reflect great credit on him, the 961st Quartermaster Company and the United States Army.

Water and Fuels Systems Maintenance Supervisor

Meritorious service while serving as Water and Fuels Systems Maintenance Supervisor, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron, 509th Mission Support Group, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Cheryl L. Castor's leadership and technical prowess were instrumental as she led the generation of 300,000 gallons of soft water. Her actions prevented premature water system corrosion to the base DFAC and B-2 hangers and her comprehensive knowledge of the Water Treatment Plant saved the Air Force $75,000 in maintenance and replacement costs. Additionally, Sergeant Castor meticulously managed the Wing's backflow program. By testing and certifying 275 backflow devices, she safeguarded Whiteman's potable water distribution system, ensured the safety of 13,000 base personnel, and enforced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources standards. Furthermore, Sergeant Castor responded to an eight inch water main break that was losing 600 gallons per minute. She quickly dispatched an isolation crew, shut down water flow, and completed the repair two hours ahead of schedule, preventing the base's 1.5 million gallon water storage capacity from dropping below critical levels. Finally, Sergeant Castor demonstrated extraordinary attention to detail while conducting a thorough inspection of the Weapon Storage Area's fire suppression systems. Her actions ensured facilities met National Fire Protection Agency codes and provided a safe storage area for the Base's nuclear assets. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Castor reflect great credit upon herself, the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron and the United States Air Force.

Fuel and Water Section NCOIC

SGT Young was a major factor in C Troop's success during the vehicle draw process. He conducted Quality Assurance/Quality Control inspections on five wheeled vehicles and three M969 tankers. His attention to detail ensured all vehicles were fully mission capable at all times, ensuring that C Troop was able to perform all combat logistical patrols with zero mechanical break downs during full spectrum operations. SGT Young's performance during this time period reflects great credit upon himself, the unit, JTF 180 and the United States Army.

Squad Leader

During Annual Training, SGT Rose's dedication to the water section's success was a major factor in the unit's ability to carry out its mission. SGT Rose was a key player in providing over 60,000 gallons of water to the Brigade. His willingness to step up in the absence of the Section Chief demonstrated great fortitude and maturity and set the example for his peers.

Water Treatment Specialist

o prepared five companies for deployment to multiple combat zones; ensured personnel were trained and equipment operational

o scheduled water cross-training for fuelers, truck drivers, and engineers multiplying self-sufficiency and expanding service

o trusted with responsibility for all water-related issues supporting the unit and exceeded expectations

o he was key factor in successful stand up of 1st Platoon's water purification station; freed unit from dependence on NATO unit

o she maintained a 95% operational readiness rate on over $1 million worth of non-standard water purification equipment

o implemented tough, realistic, and effective training for 3rd platoon's water purification section

o provided over 2 million gallons of purified water for FOB Speicher while deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 2

o produced 100,000 gallons of water daily to sustain Soldiers in MND North Iraq, contributed to overall success of the platoon's mission

His outstanding initiative led to a complete reengineering of the post's environmental backflow systems program.

He responded to and assisted in the emergency clean up of a water break in the front gate gym. As a member of a 3 man team, he expertly repaired the water line and cleaned up over 1,000 gallons of water within 24 hours and saved the Army over $10,000 in contractor costs.

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