MOS 46Q and MOS 46R were combined and are now MOS 46S, Mass Communications Specialist
Broadcast Sergeant: Competence
- SGT Young provided key video assistance to the DA’s senior broadcaster, resulting in seven news stories seen by a national audience of over 20 million.
- They single-handedly produced two high-visibility video products for use at national-level events, achieving outstanding results.
- Over the course of the last 12 months, SGT Young conducted 450 ceremonial announcing missions with precision and professionalism.
- They wrote and produced 50 print, radio, and television stories on the activities of soldiers assigned to Combined Team Uruzgan for both internal and external release. Additionally, SGT Young established social media accounts for CTU, allowing families to read and view stories online.
- SGT Young’s expertise was evident as they wrote five different public affairs guidance packages that were utilized by senior leadership in the United States and Australia.
- Demonstrating versatility and adaptability, SGT Young successfully deployed the Fly Away Broadcast System (FABS) in support of the Army Warfighter Assessment, showcasing their mobile capabilities.
- During the Army Warfighter Assessment, SGT Young set up the Production Distribution System-Light (PDS-L), exponentially expanding the 306th Psychological Operations Company’s capability.
Physical Fitness & Military Bearing
- SGT Young consistently maintained an outstanding military appearance, upholding the bearing of a senior NCO.
- They demonstrated physical fitness on multiple combat missions, carrying more than 25 pounds of broadcast gear in addition to a full combat load.
- SGT Young coordinated, rehearsed, and supervised ten flawless live television shots that were viewed by over two million viewers.
- Their exceptional leadership as a Public Affairs Chief during Operation Enduring Freedom 10-11 earned them the Bronze Star, as awarded by the Regimental Commander.
- SGT Young supervised over 700 public affairs missions in the National Capitol Region, demonstrating their ability to manage complex operations effectively.
- Serving as the Platoon Sergeant of a PAO section three times larger than a typical BCT PAO section, they provided strong leadership to 11 soldiers with diverse military occupation skills.
- SGT Young took the initiative to train the acting PAO after the no-notice deployment of the Regimental Public Affairs Officer.
Responsibility & Accountability
- SGT Young successfully located and acquired the necessary equipment to outfit a BCT public affairs office according to MTOE. Their efforts ensured the unit had the required equipment to complete the PAO mission, which was previously lacking.
- They were responsible for the readiness and accountability of twice as many soldiers in their current assignment as they would have as an SFC in a BCT PAO section.
- SGT Young upgraded the Regiment’s audio/visual capabilities by securing $75,000 worth of equipment from the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee at no cost to the unit.
Media Relations NCO
- SGT Young served as a Public Affairs Broadcast Journalist, significantly impacting the mission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- They provided mentorship to junior soldiers on CJCSI classification guides, ensuring their product quality and applicability.
- SGT Young facilitated and conducted OPSEC pre-briefs and imagery reviews during three media visits with ties to 7 international media outlets.