Technical Sergeant Brad Schmee, United States Air Force, distinguished himself by meritorious service as Cyber Control Manager, Joint Warfare Analysis Center, Global Operations Directorate, United States Strategic Command, Dahlgren, Virginia, from August 2019 to August 2022. As Node Site Coordinator during this period, Sergeant Schmee maintained, diagnosed, and repaired the multi-million dollar telecommunications suite, consisting of 600 physical and logical circuits, of the Defense Information Systems Agency node that supports Joint Warfighters across the globe. Additionally, he performed exceptionally as the Communications Security Responsible Officer, overseeing the operational keying, inventory, destruction and circuit management of 18 networks critical to communications for National agencies across the National Capital Region. Finally, Sergeant Schmee executed 48 communications security software upgrades five months ahead of the mandated deadline, with no impact to operations. The distinctive accomplishments of Technical Sergeant Schmee reflected credit upon himself, the United States Strategic Command, the United States Air Force, and the Department of Defense.
Airman First Class, Keilan D. Josie, United States Air Force, distinguished himself by meritorious service as a Billeting Admin, Headquarters Support Group, Headquarters Kosovo Force, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Operation JOINT GUARDIAN, Pristina, Kosovo from, 27 September 2021 to 05 April 2022. During this period, Airman First Class Josie oversaw 1.8 million dollars in dorm facilities and processed 500 inbound reservations. Additionally, he corrected 130 maintenance discrepancies and ensured living accommodations for 32 nations. His attention to detail concluded a six thousand dollar equipment upgrade for three units, bolstering the Headquarters Support Group cyber security network. Furthermore, he partnered with the Facility Management team to conduct 60 preventative maintenance inspections on 23 facilities ensuring the safety and welfare of 710 Camp Film City residents. Finally, Airman Josie oversaw the sanitation contract for five COVID-19 isolation facilities to meet medical requirement for 165 quarantine patients. His dedicated efforts protected one thousand members from viral exposure, and sustained the Kosovo Force mission. The distinctive accomplishments of Airman First Class Josie reflect credit upon himself, the United States Air Force, and the Department of Defense.
Major John Smith, United States Army distinguished himself by exceptional meritorious service in a combat zone while serving as Deputy Operations Officer, Special Operational Joint Task Force - Operations Inherent Resolve - Iraq Forward Operating Base Union III, Baghdad, Iraq from 01 January 2018 to 31 March 2018. During this period, Major Smith's outstanding knowledge and skill provided sound leadership and direction to the newly formed four person Counter Malign Operational Planning Team from across the SOJTF-OIR while developed systems and processes to integrate necessary portions of Special Activities with future SOJTF Counter Malign operational, actions and activities. Major Smith participated in four different distinguished Visitors events: developed the brief for LTGen Beydler's visit to SOJTF-I and answered numerous questions on current Counter Malign Policies. The distinctive accomplishments of MAJ Dexter Smith reflect credit upon himself, Special Operations Joint Task Force - Operations INHERENT RESOLVE, the United States Army, and the Department of Defense.
Master Sergeant Mark A. Hardesty
JOINT TASK FORCE
FOR EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE AS AN ADVANCE FORCE OPERATIONS TEAM MEMBER WHILE PARTICIPATING IN OPERATION DESERT STORM. DURING THIS PERIOD, MASTER SERGEANT HARDESTY DISPLAYED THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF PROFESSIONALISM, SOUND JUDGMENT, AND TECHNICAL AND TACTICAL COMPETENCE DURING EXTREMELY SENSITIVE RECONNAISSANCE MISSIONS WHILE TAKING HOSTILE FIRE. HIS EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE COMBINED WITH HIS UNTIRING PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE WERE MAJOR FACTORS IN HIS TEAM'S ABILITY TO ACCOMPLISH THEIR MISSION. THROUGH HIS DISTINCTIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS, MASTER SERGEANT HARDESTY REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, THIS COMMAND, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.
PERIOD: 24 FEB 2004 TO 11 MAY 2004
CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE
JOINT SERVICE COMMENDATION MEDAL
STAFF SERGEANT JEFFREY A. PYTHON
STAFF SERGEANT JEFFREY A. PYTHON, UNITED STATES ARMY, DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF BY EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE IN A COMBAT ZONE WHILE ASSIGNED AS THE BRIGADE MOTOR SERGEANT, JOINT TASK FORCE DARK ANVIL, CAMP PYTHON, AFGHANISTAN IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM FROM MARCH 2006 TO AUGUST 2006. DURING THIS PERIOD, STAFF SERGEANT PYTHON'S OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL SKILL, KNOWLEDGE, AND LEADERSHIP AIDED IMMEASURABLY IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CRITICAL VEHICLE REPAIR FACILITY AND IN THE RECOVERY AND REPAIR OF OVER $20,000,000 OF EQUIPMENT. HE SINGLE-HANDEDLY ANALYZED THE LOCAL TERRAIN AND REQUIREMENTS AND LACKING LOGISTICS SUPPORT, ASSUMED THE DUTIES OF A LOGISTICS SPECIALIST TO ACQUIRE THE MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAINTAIN THEATER ASSETS. HIS EFFORTS INCREASED NOT ONLY THE EFFICIENCY OF HIS OWN FACILITY BUT ENHANCED REPAIR CAPABILITIES THEATER-WIDE. THE DISTINCTIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF STAFF SERGEANT PYTHON REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF, JOINT TASK FORCE DARK ANVIL, THE UNITED STATES ARMY, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.
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