• I prioritize safety throughout all phases of training, effectively reducing risks to personnel during vessel operations.
  • My knowledge, skills, and abilities as a Watercraft Engineer are equal to or surpass those of my peers.
  • I dedicated long hours daily to ensure vessel readiness prior to deployment, guaranteeing optimal operational conditions.
  • I maintained 100% accountability of all company-level commitments, resulting in zero mission failures.
  • I provided valuable assistance in the main engine rebuild, saving the unit a significant amount of money.
  • By diligently maintaining tools and machinery, I improved overall vessel readiness.
  • I successfully supervised and assisted in licensing four subordinate engineers to a higher grade.
  • During a mission in Panama, I demonstrated expert technical skills by performing an underway repair on a main engine.
  • I consistently placed the mission first and sacrificed personal time to ensure the successful refurbishment of LSV4.
  • I effectively managed my team during the installation, operation, and maintenance tasks while personally handling the draining and purging of 12 barges.
  • I developed the Operating Instruction for requesting Modular Warping Tug (MWT) Roll-On Roll-Off Discharge Facility (RRDF) service, streamlining the process.
  • I set an example for my peers to emulate by meticulously maintaining my assigned watercraft to 10/20 standards.
  • I ensured that the assigned Landing Craft Utility (LCU) was always seaworthy and ready to perform at a moment’s notice.
  • Throughout tough training cycles and a deployment, I maintained a highly motivated demeanor, serving as a role model for others.
  • I played a vital role in ensuring the battalion turned in excess and unserviceable equipment valued at over $1.5 million.
  • My strong desire for knowledge and drive to succeed fostered a remarkable working environment.
  • I openly shared my knowledge of watercraft maintenance with peers and subordinates, promoting a culture of continuous learning.

Marine Maintenance NCO

  • I ensured that both the LCU-2032 (USAV Palo Alto) and the LCU-2030 (USAV Monterey) were fully operational for BOGLOTS West.

Watercraft Engineer

  • I am technically proficient and serve as an asset to any crew I am a part of.
  • I am responsible for operating and maintaining three unit vessels with a total worth of over $5.3 million.
  • I maintained LCU 2026 and two LCMs at a 100% Fully Mission Capable (FMC) status throughout the rating period.
  • During the preparation for a training mission to Tampa, Florida, I demonstrated leadership by ensuring that LCU 2026 had all the necessary equipment for a safe mission.
  • I played a key role in training and licensing 10 Soldiers on the LCU 2000, as well as LCM-8s.
  • I maintained 100% accountability and serviceability of all assigned equipment worth $250,000 aboard the LCU 2000.
  • I successfully oversaw the transfer of over 100,000 gallons of fuel and over 400 gallons of lube oil without any safety incidents or spills.
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