- Ensured the well-being of soldiers both on and off duty, providing guidance on benefits such as VA benefits, retirement plans, and educational opportunities.
- Taught soldiers about personal and business credit scores, as well as how to make purchases under a business name and credit.
- Enforced the Unit Safety Program, resulting in zero injuries and a 100% success rate during training events, ranges, and operations.
- Received recognition from the Regiment Commander for achieving first place in the combined Regimental Mortar Squad Competition.
- Maintained digital communication with Forward Observers (FO) and gun line using various systems such as LHMBC 60mm, FCC/MFCS 120mm, and 81mm during live fire exercises.
11C Indirect Fire Infantryman
- Completed the month-long Infantry Mortar Leader Course with an outstanding score and was awarded an additional skill identifier.
- Motivated and trained the mortar section during downtime in the field, ensuring continuous improvement and readiness.
- Achieved first-time qualification for the section mortar team during gunnery.
- Provided overwatch as a 240B Machine Gunner during dismounted operations, supporting reconnaissance and atmospherics missions.
- Served with distinction in Bravo Company, contributing to the success of Renegade Company during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
- Earned several prestigious awards, including the Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Assault Badge, and multiple Army Commendation Medals.
- Demonstrated exceptional skills in coordinating and adjusting artillery rounds during the 3rd Brigade Combat Team Joint Operational Access Exercise (JOAX).
- Ensured proper configuration and communication with mortar assets using the Fires cell AFATDS system during rotations and training exercises.
- Graduated from the Infantry Mortar Leaders Course on the Commandant’s List and completed the Warrior Leaders Course.
- Provided training to the fires cell on AFATDS operation and developed internal battle drills for successful counterfire missions.
- Trained U.S. Navy and Australian military forces on the capabilities and functions of the 60mm mortar system.
- Maintained safety protocols and observed proper firing procedures, ensuring zero incidents and safe support for live fire missions.
- Demonstrated exceptional driving skills and logged significant mileage in support of various operations and engagements.
- Completed multiple Bradley Gunnery and National Training Center (NTC) rotations, showcasing versatility as a gunner for a mortar system.
- Successfully fulfilled various tasks within the Fire Direction Center (FDC) throughout assignments.
- Selected to instruct three Iraqi Army Mortar Platoons, providing training on the capabilities and operation of the 120mm mortar system.
- Trained over 140 Iraqi Army Mortarmen on basic mortar knowledge and Field Direction Center (FDC) procedures during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Constructed a field expedient antenna, enabling reliable communication throughout the company’s area of operations.
- Played a critical role in reaching a nine-line MEDVAC when an ANP commander was shot, ensuring immediate first aid.
- Gained proficiency in Command and Control (C2) tools during assignments in the Tactical Operations Center (TOC).
- Furthered personal education during off-duty time to enhance team capabilities.
- Ensured continuous brigade network connectivity when other batteries experienced communication issues.
- Demonstrated dedication by using personal funds to keep assigned radios operational.
- Assisted in setting up and operating the AN-PRD 13 Basic Radio Detection Finding System.
- Intercepted enemy transmissions during a Battalion Combined Arms Exercise, contributing to the success of B Company.
- Selected as the primary RTO in the J-3 Tactical Operations Center, relaying critical information to the Battle Captain and maintaining situational awareness.
- Maintained accurate RTO logs, proving vital for subsequent analysis and decision-making.
- Played a crucial role in updating the DCO with situational awareness information and operational updates.
- Ensured effective communication within the unit, contributing to the success of the Brigade Tactical Operations Center.
- Chosen based on experience to establish and manage the 2-34th IBCT Fires Cell, overseeing fires operations in the Brigade Tactical Operations Center (TOC).
- Set up various communication systems, including AFATDS, CPOF, EMT, and mIRC, to enable real-time communication with other units.
- Developed reporting and tracking sheets to meet administrative requirements and trained soldiers on AFATDS operation to expand operational capabilities.
- Assumed additional responsibilities, including mentoring the 1-113 CAV in the absence of their Fire Support NCO and assisting with Electronic Welfare Officer duties.
- Demonstrated professionalism and ensured safety during the burning of unused powder bags.
- Reliably served as the core member of the fire team in Mazar-I-Sharif.
- Participated in a multi-agency ECP operation involving Navy Military Police, QRF, and Battle Staff.
- Led the Expert Infantrymen Badge committee, coordinating all training and resources to certify over 300 soldiers in the battalion for the EIB.