• Provided quick, accurate, and effective fire support, setting the standard for other Forward Observers to follow.
  • Served as the Forward Observer during the 3-17 CAB (Combat Aviation Brigade) aerial gunnery tables VIII and IX, aiding in the certification of over 20 AH-64E crews as they called for indirect fire.
  • Supported over 300 flight hours consisting of 12,300 rounds of 30mm, 1,120 PD (Practice-Dummy) rockets, and 30 illumination rounds, ensuring accuracy and limiting collateral damage.
  • Observed 13,000 rounds of 30mm, 1,100 rounds of PD rockets, and 40 rounds of illumination, contributing to the conditions for future training with 3-17 CAB.
  • Deployed with the 1st Infantry Division to Afghanistan, performing duties as a Forward Observer with skill and poise under pressure.
  • Coordinated the infil (infiltration) of four CH-47 Chinooks in support of Operation Mongoose, facilitating the safe landing of 36 special operations troops and ensuring mission success.
  • In addition to duties as a Forward Observer, SSG Miles drove for FIST HQ (Fire Support Team Headquarters) element, covering over 900 miles and conducting maintenance on the FSV (Fire Support Vehicle).
  • Developed the Complex Attack scenario for an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) Event, which was adopted as the Battalion training standard.
  • Vigilantly alerted the company to advancing enemy forces and continued to provide intelligence, repelling several waves of strong enemy attacks on the position.
  • Assumed roles of Fire Support NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) and Fire Support Specialist in addition to the primary role as Second Platoon Forward Observer.
  • Completed the Joint Fires Observer course at the top of the class.
  • Assisted in the setup, operation, and maintenance of all equipment assigned to the Bravo FIST during Iron Focus.
  • Passed pertinent information and intelligence between Bravo Company and Bulldog Brigade TOC (Tactical Operations Center) over a distance of fifty kilometers.
  • Developed and implemented all company fires planning.
  • Tightly integrated team member providing fast and continuous feedback on impact, playing a key role in Battery recognition as Top Gun.
  • Displayed exceptional skill, knowledge, and physical fitness during Best FiST competitions, delivering an outstanding performance that exceeded standards.
  • Exceeded standards during Best FiST competitions, supporting the Squadron’s mission to deliver quick and accurate fire support to the regiment.
  • Created and conducted various concurrent training sessions for other members of the Fire Support Team and established all FIST communications.
  • Conducted accurate, safe, and effective calls for fire resulting in over 6,000 rounds fired with zero loss of equipment or personnel.
  • Ensured all mortar rounds were within the acceptable tolerance of target location error and observed safely.
  • Conducted Call for Fire for NCOPD (Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development) and OPD (Officer Professional Development).
  • Instructed 60 infantrymen in the field on Call For Fire, teaching them the standard for conducting Call for Fire in accordance with EIB (Expert Infantryman Badge) standards.
  • Identified and directed rounds onto and destroyed an enemy motor pool consisting of five vehicles.
  • Guided the howitzer section’s firing of over 90 illumination rounds in support of area-denial operations in Maysan Province, achieving 100% coverage.
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