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12 Outstanding Airman of the Year

Award Cat: AMN
Winner: Yes

AFI 36-2805 para 3.4









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LEADERSHIP AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIMARY DUTY: His total focus is invariably mission excellence
- Selected as ## CS and ## MSG Airman of 3rd Qtr 06--## CS Airman of the Year 06--# 1 of 162 ## CS Airman
- Phenomenal A1C working well above grade level--educated three cross-trained NCOs on deployment process
- Client Support Administrator--implemented MAJCOM mandated CAC card readers--flight executed in 2-days
- Updated wing weekly training metrics--identified/tracked training critical for AEF 3/4 deployment readiness
- Unit Support Agreement monitor--coordinated 3 annual reviews--certified reimbursements for comm support
- Piloted $103K Lodging High Speed Internet install--MAJCOM priority--allowed <BASE> guests vital comm
- Impact Player--coordinated cargo and personnel preparation for NORE--unit processed with no write-ups id'd
- Exceptional Unit Deployment Manager--launched 50 members to six worldwide locations supporting OIF/OEF
- Managed <BASE>Telephone Control Officer Program--expertly updated database--monitored 102 contacts
- Group Search/Recovery manager--streamlined training procedures--ensured eight members 100 percent ready
- Leading the way--base pilot remote desktop tester--enhanced SIPRNet security and reduced man-hours by 75%
- Actively routed 24 Project Workflow Requirements--ensure customer solutions identified--100% implemented
- Coordinated Joint Training Experimental Network project--enabled simulated DoD wartime planning mission
- Revised Lead Unit Type Code--utilized as benchmark for AF wide comm--nuclear mission capability assured
- Headed NORE IG team's office setup--arranged complete communication support--praised by team members
- Arranged $100K Telephone Lodging Switch install--doubled capacity of simultaneous calls for lodging guests
- Managed $124K Cable Tie Project--provided wing and tenant units 600 new quality lines of communication
- Diligently managed 149 UTC mobility folders--made exercise and deployment folders 100% wing compliant
- Flawlessly updated ACC tracking system--monitored 75 personnel/8 pallets during exercises and deployment
- Prepared 14 personnel/40K lbs cargo for CORE--monitored documents--cargo/pax processed ahead of time
- Supervised Point of Maintenance wireless system install--saved maint airmen 328K man-hrs data input yearly
- Flight Land Mobile Radio POC--inventoried account in 2 days--radios 100% accounted--zero discrepancies
- Oversaw 2 LRS Standard Asset Tracking System install--automated $675M freight processing without delay
- Dedicated Unit Deployment Manager--effectively recouped 29 AEF 9/10 Airmen during month-long 24 hr ops
 

SIGNIFICANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT: Relentless pursuit of professional/personal growth/self improvement
- Finished 12 cr hrs towards CCAF/Bachelors Degree from <STATE> Tech--sustained 3.5 GPA over 54 cr hrs
- Personally committed to excel--fulfilled three 7-level CBTs--upgrade training commendably ahead of peers
- Self motivated--finished 4 hours IT E-learning managerial business ethics CBT--broadened leadership skills
- Trained 5-hrs on tri-state television advocacy program--directed viewers with problems to resolution agencies
- Motivated--worked diligently on project management CBTs--completed all 12 5-level CBTs in just 3 months
- Attended 2-day ACC UDM conference--key player to revamp the AF Military Deception formal curriculum
- Finished Train the Trainers Course--gained skills--increased trained unit Suicide Prevention instructors by 1/3
- Completed Client Support Administrator Evaluation test--enabled immediate flight computer trouble assistance
 

BASE OR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Air Force ambassador in the squadron, base, and local community
- Assisted with two unit Booster Club fundraisers--raised $300 to help reduce cost of squadron Christmas party
- Volunteered 20 hours for Junior Achievement--mentored and taught local elementary students basic economics
- Devoted 3 hours off-duty time to commissary bagging--earned over $130 for First Four Airman’s Association
- Ushered Independent Stadium NFL pre-season game--positively improved military and community relations
- Volunteered 15 hours as Boy Scout troop leader--taught character development and values based leadership
- Active First Four Airman’s Association member--organized talent show--raised $400+ for airmen activities
- Supported Adopt-A-Plane project--devoted over 20 hours restoring vintage aircraft--wing commander lauded
- Recruited participants/judged squadron chili cook-off--earned $105 to defray costs for squadron Holiday party

Note: 

Wow!  Stellar package.  Some minor mistakes.  Job bullets were very strong for an airman.  The main issue I saw on the award may not have been noticeable to many others.  The second bullet lauded the A1C for working above their grade, but by the rank on the package was a Senior Airman.  This might be splitting hairs but it is noticeable. From a personal standpoint, I was happy to read Christmas party as opposed to Holiday.


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