• During the recent OIF deployment, I diligently ensured that three out of five Air Vehicles were maintained in a Fully Mission Capable state at all times.
  • I established an impressive baseline Operational Rate of 95% for the Brigade’s only class II Tactical Unmanned Aerial System, guaranteeing its consistent operational readiness.
  • I revitalized and updated the operational Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the Platoon, ensuring its relevance and effectiveness.
  • By effectively launching and recovering 36 combat support sorties, I contributed over 500 hours of invaluable Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) support to two named operations.
  • As part of my responsibilities, I trained four new sensor operators, providing comprehensive instruction in pattern work, host nation aviation laws, and standards. This resulted in a reduction in qualification time for these operators.
  • I played a key role in facilitating software upgrades, troubleshooting challenges related to software updates, and equipping the Task Force with the latest and most advanced capabilities.
  • I prioritized the safety of coalition aircraft by revising the existing deconfliction process, effectively safeguarding 12 aircraft with a total value of $200 million.
  • In a critical situation involving ground operations, I promptly identified an emergency and executed the necessary time-critical actions outlined in the checklist. This prevented the loss of a $10 million ISR aircraft.
  • I conducted 45 moving target tracks, providing the Task Force with 20 hours of crucial and relevant ISR coverage. Not a single target was lost during these operations.
  • In a challenging situation involving a single alternator failure, I successfully diagnosed the issue and recovered the malfunctioning aircraft, saving a valuable asset worth $5.5 million.
  • I provided ground forces with 1,000 hours of Full Motion Video (FMV) sensor data, supplying them with vital and timely intelligence support for the Combined Forces Air Component Commander (CFACC).
  • As the lead coordinator, I ensured the successful evaluation of the Limited User Test for the Shadow TUAS, playing a crucial role in its validation and effectiveness.
  • I developed and implemented the TUAS maintenance program, establishing a comprehensive framework for the upkeep and maintenance of the system.
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