Animal Care NCO
- I organized a National Crime Victims Rights Week (NCVRW) Virtual 5K walk/run and conducted 17 hours of training to raise awareness and visibility of the SHARP program.
- Proactively building alliances, I fostered a culture of dignity and respect within our multicultural unit, as required by the SHARP, EO, and EEO programs.
- During four separate utility outages, I developed contingency plans to ensure the well-being of both staff and animals, sustaining high standards.
- I dedicated 64 hours to Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training, enhancing my skills in process improvement and problem-solving.
- Attending the Charles River Training the Trainer- Essential Rodent Handling Techniques, I validated my expertise in rodent handling, a critical aspect of animal care.
- My exceptional service during the Army Public Health Conference earned me the prestigious Coin of Excellence from the 19th MEDCOM CSM.
- The U.S. Embassy in X recognized my exemplary voluntarism for the second year in a row, presenting me with a certificate of appreciation.
- I volunteered a total of 240 hours with the U.S. Embassy Community Liaison Office, X, and X, actively contributing to the well-being of the community.
- I achieved the Laboratory Animal Technician Certification, a notable accomplishment held by less than X% of Soldiers in my MOS.
- Selected as a speaker at the Army Public Health Course, I shared my expertise with 240 Army Enlisted and Officers in the Public Health Field.
- I planned and partially funded the 1st International Laboratory Animal Technician appreciation event, bringing together 48 DVM staff members to recognize their contributions.
- Possessing in-depth knowledge of protocols and surgical support, I played a key role in the successful treatment of over 700 research animals.
- The Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff awarded me the Coin of Excellence for my vast knowledge of vivarium practices.
- With meticulous attention to detail, I conducted a thorough survey of government purchase charge card spending, saving the government from over $XXXX in fraudulent charges.
- I streamlined the procurement process and successfully managed the department’s $600K operating budget, receiving no discrepancies during a recent audit.
- Leading a dedicated team, I invested over 350 hours in the decommission of Brook City Base (BCB) and the seamless relocation of 15 thousand worth of research animals to the new Tri-Service Research Laboratory (TSRL).
- Managing the department’s MEDPROS and Occupational Health program, I significantly increased medical readiness from 76% to 96% for all assigned personnel.
- While maintaining an impressive 3.73 GPA, I earned 12 hours of college credit toward a Bachelor’s Degree, furthering my education and professional development.
- I instructed ten rabies prevention classes, educating over 45 healthcare providers on feral animal mitigation procedures, effectively reducing the potential for rabies incidents.
NCOIC, Veterinary Science Branch
- I earned the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician Certification, a distinction held by less than 10% of Soldiers in my MOS.
- Spearheading a laboratory animal training program for the Veterinary Science Branch section, I devoted over 50 hours to group study, enabling one of my NCOs to pass the ALAT certification exam.
- I played a pivotal role in maintaining accountability and serviceability of all vivarium equipment, valued at over $1.4 million, without any losses.
- Recognized for my superb performance as the Veterinary Support Branch NCOIC, I received numerous accolades from superiors and the VSB staff.
Animal Care NCO
- While the unit was relocated to a new facility, I oversaw the logistical and medical support of 141 complex surgical cases, ensuring the continuity of our research mission.
- By developing a comprehensive laboratory animal enrichment program, I earned the Chief, Navy Bureau of Medicine Coin of Excellence during a site inspection.
- I pioneered a joint service training program spanning over 250 man-hours, providing continuing education units and ensuring industry certification for seven personnel.
- Sourcing and procuring $500,000 worth of medical equipment for our newly-designed research laboratory facility, I played a key role in enhancing our capabilities.
- Achieving a consistently high score of 297 on the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), I demonstrated my commitment to physical readiness.
- With astute attention to detail, I ensured the accurate documentation of sterilizations and kept all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) up to date.
- I made significant improvements to the medical capabilities and quality of healthcare in TF Med-East, positively impacting the well-being of those under our care.