Specialist Joshua A. House distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as a Rifleman, A Company, 1-18 IN BN, 2 ABCT, 1ID, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, Specialist House contributed to national security objectives in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's mission by securing 15 aircraft valued at more than $125 million. His ceaseless efforts in completing Random Anti-terrorism Measures diminished terrorist threats and fortified the protection of $500 million worth of resources vital to Air Forces Africa Command. He displayed discipline and dedication to duty by securing six sectors, 150 personnel, encompassing a 337 acre airfield, directly contributing to the successful execution of over one thousand combat sorties. The distinguished accomplishments of Specialist House reflect credit upon himself and the United States Army.
Private First Class Carl Nelson distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as a Rifleman, B Troop, 6th Squadron, 9th U.S. Cavalry from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. PFC Nelson demonstrated the ability to adapt to diverse situations by completing lanes with the Columbian contingent during team level movement training which, in turn, allowed him to cross train the rest of the team. His attention to detail and training enabled our squad to out perform all others during the live fire. In addition, he performed all duties designated by the MFO mission to standard and without fail, ranging from tower sentry to all duties performed at the ECP and all daily duties and chores at both South Camp and OP 3-2. The distinguished accomplishments of Private First Class Nelson reflect credit upon himself, 1st Cavalry Division and the United States Army.
Private First Class Johnson distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as a Rifleman, 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon, Comanche Troop 4/2 Cavalry Regiment from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. PFC Johnson's ability to execute without supervision and never quit attitude were instrumental in the success of Alamo Scout Three. Due to his dedication to the mission set, 3rd Platoon was able to obtain valuable information leading to the capture or neutralization of numerous insurgents who would have harmed U.S. and coalition forces. In addition, while serving in 3rd Platoon Comanche Troop, 4th Squadron, he embodied the concept of Selfless Service and Personal Courage during Alamo Scout Three by clearing multiple caves deep within Alexander Hill. PFC Johnson volunteered to risk his life clearing these caves, valuing the lives of his teammates more then his own. Further, his dedication to the safety of his fellow soldiers facilitated the emplacement of a fixed Observation Post which improved security by 50 percent. The distinguished accomplishments of Private First Class Johnson reflect credit upon himself, the 2d Cavalry Regiment and the United States Army.