• Volunteered for the unit Color Guard on numerous occasions, providing support to the local community and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) organization.
  • Assisted peers in Physical Training to improve their Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) scores, fostering a culture of fitness and readiness.
  • Excelled as the bench stock NCO, ordering more than $1.1 million worth of bench stock, ensuring the availability of necessary parts and minimizing maintenance delays.
  • Analyzed maintenance history and diligently kept bench stock up to date, resulting in efficient maintenance operations with no delays caused by parts shortages.
  • Spearheaded the update of the unit’s water survival swim test and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to align with current regulations and policies, enhancing safety and compliance.
  • Demonstrated a rare ability to plan, coordinate, and load out unit equipment in support of (USARJ) and I Corp Forward theater operations in Thailand and the Philippines, showcasing exceptional organizational and logistical skills.
  • Assumed leadership of the night shift in the absence of the squad leader, effectively ensuring continuity and productivity.
  • Planned and executed a FORSCOM directed search and rescue mission in one of the most austere environments in the country, operating under Night Vision Goggle (NVG) conditions, which represents the most demanding mode of flight in Army aviation.
  • Led and executed maintenance operations for six MEDEVAC aircraft in a professional and proficient manner, ensuring their readiness and availability for critical missions.
  • Displayed leadership qualities as a hands-on maintainer, consistently assisting other mechanics with maintenance tasks and setting an example for the team.
  • Completed over 600 hours of aircraft maintenance while also serving as the maintenance NCO, effectively managing dual responsibilities and contributing to mission success.
  • Played a key role in organizing the flight hour program that enabled 11 crew members to maintain their flying proficiency during the first quarter of FY14 sequester, ensuring combat readiness.

ALSE Repairer

  • Trained and certified three technicians on Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) and Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) loading, resulting in a 100% increase in certification numbers and expanding the combat mission capability by 50%.
  • Solely responsible for managing both the Aircraft Life Support program and the modified refueling and egress safety certification for the Battalion, ensuring compliance and readiness.
  • Conducted training for 75 soldiers on the use and readiness of basic Life Support Equipment, enhancing their skills and preparedness.
  • Provided training to soldiers and NCOs on how to build and sustain a successful scheduled maintenance program, improving maintenance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Led the ALSE Quality Control program, overseeing five inspectors and conducting 1.4K equipment inspections, resulting in 100% readiness of the equipment.
  • Fulfilled the NCOIC role for two weeks, supervising 11 soldiers and managing two sections, effectively coordinating 55 sorties and 120 flying hours, thereby maintaining the unit’s combat capability.
  • Oversaw six In-Flight Emergency (IFE) after-action inspections, ensuring proper handling of pilot flight gear, recording findings, and contributing to flight safety.
  • Completed 700 pre/post-flight equipment inspections, preparing $2,000,000 worth of equipment assets for the squadron, and supporting 123 sorties with zero ALSE delays.
  • Assisted the Battalion Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE) NCO in the preparation for deployment to Iraq, ensuring the delivery of crucial life support equipment improvements for the warfighter’s success in the Global War on Terrorism.
  • Demonstrated exceptional technical skills as a top technician, maintaining appropriate flight gear for seven AH-64 pilots, facilitating 300 sorties.
  • Outfitted Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) aircrew by preparing 110 CSEL, NVG, survival vests, and helmets, supporting 123 flight hours for Exercise BALIKATAN.
  • Displayed selfless service and dedication, instrumental in the Battalion’s successful preparation for deployment.
  • Led the Combat Survival Evader Locator (CSEL) evaluation program, testing 48 radios, enhancing secure communication capabilities, and improving readiness.
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