Range Operations DA 638 Examples

Battalion Range Detail

Sergeant Snuffy demonstrated initiative and selfless service during A Co. 187th Medical Battalion's Zero Range by volunteering to take charge of the Range Detail. He assumed responsibility of logistics and safety for 332 students and 29 Cadre members with minimal oversight or preparation time, contributing to zero safety incidents. His foresight and preparation ensured that 165 students zeroed their rifles, leading to 164 qualified Leaders, directly contributing to the readiness of A/187th MED BN, gaining units, and the Army. Sergeant Snuffy assisted with the meticulous control of over 20,000 rounds of 5.56 ammunition with 100% accountability. He loaded and distributed 4,040 magazines without dedicated relief during the Zero Range. He showed attention to detail and drive by hanging 1,566 targets between firing iterations, expediting the operation and improving training quality for all participants. His actions directly contributed to efficiency, leading to increased training opportunities for 164 Leaders in the Company.

M4 Zero and Qualification Range

Specialist Glover served as the Ammunition Handler during the HHB 1-94 FAR M4 Zero and Qualification Ranges for HHB and 125th FSC soldiers. SPC Glover took the lead in the preparation and execution of all ammunition pick-up and turn-in requirements. His expertise in safety and strict supervision of range operations resulted in successful weapons training for all Soldiers within the Battalion.

Division Master Gunner & Range Safety Officer

Performed Master Gunner duties in support of Expeditionary Training Support Division's live fire mission in the EUCOM AOR. He effectively counseled and advised each Rotational BDE level Commander and staff on the unique training area capabilities thoughout the eastern European theater while establishing live fire perimeters and developing each CALFEX to meet Regionally Allocated Forces (RAF) training requirements. This resulted in excellent safe live fire execution of numerous MLRS, HIMARS, and other large caliber firing events.

SFC Rococo's knowledge and expertise was critically important to the success of USAREUR-AF, 7th ATC, and Regionally Allocated Forces (RAF) on countless occasions. He enforced strict adherance to all range safety protocols on Host Nation ranges throughout the ETSD footprint ensuring zero injuries or live fire incidents. He also ensured all live fire Gunnery and CALFEXs met or exceeded training standards in support of more than 100,000 U.S. and NATO Allied Soldiers.

SFC Rococo conducted reconnaissance of seventeen live fire ranges and training areas at Bergen and Munster locales and developed scenarios to train all maneuver and indirect fire elements during a major training event. He advised USAREUR-AF planners on target infrastructure, development and communications equipment requirements in order to execute a series of successful integrated gunneries on non-standard ranges resulting in safe and extremely realistic training events.

SFC Rococo coached and mentored Hellenic Army General Officers on all aspects of range safety. His mentoring efforts contributed directly to the advancement of the USAREUR-AF strategic initiative to expand complex live fire training and exercises in the region while simultaneously working to improve internal efficiencies which ultimately led to cost savings for training support activities across the Division.

Demonstrator and Range Safety

Exceptionally meritorious service as a Demonstrator and Range Safety in Alpha Company, 1st Battalion 179th Infantry (Task Force Tomahawk), 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team during training operations at the Combat Training Center, Yavoriv, Ukraine from XXXXXXX to XXXXXXX. Specialist Andrew H. Robinson exemplified the Army Values by striving for excellence and by placing the mission and the welfare of his Soldiers before himself. Specialist Robinson's performance is in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry, the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the State of Oklahoma and the United States Army.

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