MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS READINESS NCO, 20TH ENGINEERING BATALLION, FORT HOOD, TEXAS FROM XXXXXXXX TO XXXXXXXX. DURING THE READINESS INSPECTION, STAFF SERGEANT COLEMAN SERVED AS THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER FOCAL POINT FOR ALL READINESS ISSUES LEADING TO AN EXCELLENT RATING. HIS FORESIGHT, EXPERIENCE, AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE PROVIDED AN IN-DEPTH OVERVIEW OF THREATS AND A SERIES OF RECOMMENDED APPROPRIATE COURSES OF ACTION TO ENHANCE RECOVERY RESPONSE THROUGHOUT THE EXERCISE. SERGEANT COLEMAN DEDICATED OVER 200 HOURS TO DEVELOPING CBRNE PLANS THAT WERE DETAILED, INCLUSIVE, CONTAINED THOROUGH REPLENISHMENT DATA, AND ENSURED THE CBRNE RECONNAISSANCE TEAMS WERE EQUIPPED TO CONDUCT FULL SPECTRUM RESPONSE ACTIONS AND WERE SUFFICIENTLY TRAINED TO RESPOND TO ALL HAZARD EVENTS. HIS ACTIONS AND DEDICATION TO DUTY LED TO HIS SELECTION AS SUPERIOR PERFORMER AND REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE 20TH ENGINEERING BATALLION AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT WHILE SERVING AS MOBILIZATION READINESS OFFICER FOR NAVY CARGO HANDLING BATTALION FOURTEEN FROM MARCH 2016 TO AUGUST 2017. DISPLAYING UNPARALLELED LEADERSHIP, LIEUTENANT ELLIS PREPARED 126 SAILORS FOR DEPLOYMENT IN SUPPORT OF NAVELSG FORWARD ROMEO. HIS DILIGENCE AND EXPERT MANAGEMENT DURING PREMOBILIZATION EVOLUTIONS ENSURED UNIT SUCCESS AND GARNERED RECOGNITION FROM SUPPORTING ACTIVITIES AS THE BEST PREPARED UNIT WITH THE HIGHEST READINESS STATUS. LIEUTENANT ELLIS' EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONALISM, UNRELENTING PERSEVERANCE, AND LOYAL DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.
FOR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES WHILE SERVING AS THE READINESS OFFICER FOR ARMY ACQUISITION SUPPORT CENTER (USAASC), FORT BELVOIR, VIRGINIA, FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 2016 TO 30 JULY 2018. LT HECTOR HOMAN ENSURED ACCURATE READINESS REPORTING FOR THE 188 SOLDIERS ASSIGNED TO THE ARMY ACQUISITION SUPPORT CENTER AND CERTIFIED THAT SOLDIERS WERE OPERATIONALLY AND ADMINISTRATIVELY READY FOR MISSION SUPPORT ACROSS THE U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY. AS ONE OF THE FIRST OFFICERS TO BECOME CERTIFIED AS RESERVE LOGISTICS REPRESENTATIVE, LT HOMAN'S TRAINING SESSIONS AND MENTORSHIP RESULTED IN THE DETACHMENT LEADING ALL OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WITH OVER 95% OF ITS SOLDIERS BEING CERTIFIED AS READY FOR DEPLOYMENT. THESE STERLING ACCOMPLISHMENTS WERE ACHIEVED WHILE LT HOMAN WAS SIMULTANEOUSLY SUPPORTING USNORTHCOM, SERVING AS THE OPERATIONS PLANNING OFFICER FOR J3. LT HOMAN'S SELFLESS SERVICE, PROFESSIONALISM, AND DEDICATION TO DUTY ARE IN KEEPING WITH THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF MILITARY SERVICE AND REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THE ARMY ACQUISITION SUPPORT CENTER AND THE UNITED STATE ARMY.
Sergeant First Class Miller's outstanding professional skill, knowledge, and leadership aided immeasurably in identifying problem areas prior to and during Annual Training 2014. His actions in developing and implementing solutions to solve the problems that arose during the reset year of the 2-174th ADA were exemplary and taught the next generation of leaders how to overcome all obstacles to success. If any issues developed that he didn't know how to solve from his own experience, he showed resourceful vigor in researching a viable solution and implementing it before the issue developed into an obstacle. In addition, he served as interim First Sergeant for HHB during the 4th ADA (THAAD) deployment to the Marshall Islands. During that time SFC Miller continued to demonstrate leadership and ensured the unit's administrative demands were addressed with speed and effectiveness.
SSG Miles, served in a position in which he had no previous training but, through regular coordination with shop chiefs, identified the causes for maintenance delays and assisted the motor sergeant in assuming higher level maintenance responsibility, significantly reducing vehicle downtime and keeping the fleet at a 95% readiness rate throughout the deployment.
SSG Mile's leadership and experience were major factors in the effective care of the Soldiers and their equipment. His ability to get the individual shops to work as a team and integrate their efforts aided immeasurably in Company B's passing numerous COMET and other inspections and consistently maintained the unit equipment readiness rates above 90%.
He demonstrated responsibility and delegated it to the section team chiefs. His relentless efforts and can-do attitude inspired his fellow Soldiers and transformed the overall effectiveness of the organization from indiviual combat readiness to a well oiled machine.
Demonstrating maturity beyond his grade, he routinely coordinated with Family Readiness and other base support agencies to ensure the health of unit members and their families and to prevent personnel issues that might affect morale or readiness.