Special Forces Operations Sergeant 18Z50

  • I conducted engagements with Chilean and Mexican Special Operations Forces (SOF) Commanders, significantly increasing credibility and shaping future initiatives in the region.
  • I orchestrated the first-ever Military Free Fall (MFF) training event with SEDENA, enhancing the Mexican surgical strike capability and expanding their operational skill set.
  • I achieved a score of 1+/1+ on the Spanish Defense Language Proficiency Test Version V (DLPT V), surpassing the 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) standard of 1/1, showcasing my exceptional language proficiency.
  • I led a superior Unconventional Warfare (UW) campaign during the Jade Helm exercise, introducing new UW Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) into 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne).
  • I planned and led Foreign Internal Defense (FID) training with BOE, significantly enhancing Chile’s ability to export security within the SOUTHCOM AOR.
  • I increased the Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) capability of Mexican SOF by leading final exercises in Interdiction and Patrolling, contributing to regional security efforts.
  • I mentored and developed numerous Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs), Military Free Fall Jumpmasters (MFF JMs), MFF personnel, Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance, Target Analysis, and Exploitation Techniques Course (SFARTAETC) graduates, Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant Course (SFISC) graduates, and Special Forces Sniper Course graduates, ensuring a high level of readiness and proficiency within the Special Forces community.
  • I successfully completed six credit hours of college courses during the rating period while maintaining a commendable 3.8 GPA, demonstrating my commitment to personal and professional growth.
  • I empowered subordinates through Leader Professional Development (LPD) sessions, significantly increasing their awareness and understanding of Special Forces Doctrine and Army Special Operations Forces (ARSOF) 2022.
  • I played a key role in enhancing Mexican SOF’s Counter Narco-Terrorism capability, aligning with NORTHCOM and U.S. Embassy strategic objectives and contributing to regional security efforts.
  • I conducted the first FID exchange with Chilean SOF, greatly extending SOUTHCOM’s indirect operational reach and fostering strong international partnerships.
  • I led the Detachment during the Jade Helm exercise, refining and institutionalizing future UW strategies for the benefit of 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne).

Mission Support Integrator

  • I provided valuable technical advice and support to senior-level executives, including JSOC Operations Officers, enabling informed decision-making and effective operational planning.
  • I developed and implemented standard operational (OPS) protocols, ensuring consistency and efficiency in mission execution.
  • I worked closely with Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), Business Line Coordinators (BLCs), Support Line Coordinators (SLCs), and Assistant Regional Engineers (AREs) to develop and implement OPS protocols, streamlining processes and enhancing operational effectiveness.
  • I developed and implemented operational performance metrics, enabling the assessment and improvement of product and service delivery.
  • I ensured Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and Public Works Departments (PWDs) collected and inputted required data elements accurately, contributing to effective facilities engineering-related applications.

Special Operations Sticker

  • I served as the camp commandant for Mogadishu, Site two, providing vital personnel support and sustaining ongoing operations in a challenging environment.
  • I performed Mogadishu NSWLSU2 Aerial Port functions, efficiently supplying fuel to 203 aircraft and facilitating the transportation of passengers and cargo, ensuring mission success.
  • I planned, organized, and coordinated multiple movements, lodging, and meetings between visiting American staff and their Zambian counterparts, fostering strong international relationships.
  • I supervised the review and adjustment of over one hundred line items during Joint Inspections at the 172nd Airlift Wing aerial port, ensuring compliance with operational standards.
  • I served as the Team Sergeant for CAT 732, providing exceptional leadership and guidance to the team, ensuring mission success.
  • I supported a strike during Operation Apollo II, effectively neutralizing three insurgents without any friendly losses, contributing to regional security efforts.
  • I led six Key Leader Engagement missions, enhancing convoy security and facilitating safe travel for coalition troops, fostering positive relationships with local communities.
  • I coordinated with Civil Affairs and established a Civil-Military Operations Center (CMOC), which greatly facilitated the success of 13 international militaries’ operations and cooperation.
  • I planned and executed a search and rescue mission under challenging conditions and in a harsh environment, successfully accomplishing the mission and ensuring the safe return of personnel.
  • I monitored and managed fire support assets required for Special Operations Task Force (SOTF) operations, ensuring seamless support around the clock.
  • I led a search and recovery team, covering a vast area to recover a missing officer in Weymouth Bay, displaying exceptional dedication and commitment.
  • Despite injury, I returned to the front lines to lead my team, demonstrating unwavering determination and resilience.
  • I conducted thorough inspections of vehicles and trailers being loaded into C-141s, meticulously attending to detail and ensuring the safe transport of cargo, including hazardous materials.
  • I showcased competence beyond my pay grade, excelling in the planning, instruction, and execution of multiple training events throughout the year, contributing to the development and readiness of personnel.
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