• Served as a reliable RTO in PLT STX and LFX, diligently monitoring radio traffic and ensuring maneuver forces had timely and accurate information at the TOC.
  • Maintained round-the-clock vigilance in monitoring radio traffic, playing a vital role in the platoon’s mission success.
  • Demonstrated exceptional technical expertise with the Advanced System Improvement Program (ASIP) radios, where effective communication proved to be a critical factor in mission execution.
  • Widely regarded as the best and most vigilant RTO to ever support the J-3 Tactical Operations Center.
  • Rapidly relayed critical time-sensitive information to the Battle Captain, facilitating integrated and effective operations.
  • Assumed the responsibility of holding all classified tapes, ensuring secure communication while on TDY.
  • Maintained constant situational awareness and diligently kept accurate and chronological radio-telephone operator logs.
  • Constructed a field expedient antenna, enabling transmit and receive capabilities from the Company at any location on KTA.
  • Responded promptly and efficiently by initiating a nine-line MEDVAC when the ANP commander was shot, demonstrating the importance of first aid.
  • Called up a SITREP during a joint mission with ANA when the Platoon radio failed, effectively preventing an impending ambush.
  • Assumed full responsibility and initiative by learning, operating, maintaining, and repairing all radio systems in the 2nd platoon.
  • Exhibited expertise in communications, ensuring the platoon had consistent and reliable communication with the Troop TOC.
  • Demonstrated methodical planning and preparation, playing a key role in the success of 28 missions.
  • Displayed vigilance and focus by monitoring the radio alone, without distractions, throughout the night, ensuring vital support to the squad.
  • Assumed additional duties as an RTO, diligently learning and fulfilling the responsibilities while maintaining own duties.
  • Provided assistance with the platoon’s radio communication needs whenever required.
  • The vigilance and dedication to duty exhibited by Sergeant Young were major contributing factors to the success of the Brigade Tactical Operations Center.
  • Consistently updated the DCO with situational awareness on weather, LOGSTATS, PERSTAT, medical evacuation, and current operations.
  • Maintained situational awareness and successfully identified unauthorized traffic on the main net, utilizing triangulation techniques to locate and eliminate jammers.
  • Skillfully identified radio communication problems during checkout for both mounted and dismounted missions, effectively preventing communication failures.
  • Selected to man the Battalion Tactical Operations Center, showcasing competence and trustworthiness.
  • Set up the Command Group and Division Staff TOC, configuring and maintaining the TACSAT Radio.
  • Successfully set up and monitored the GRIPS system for Swift Response 2015 in Baumholder and Hohenfels.
  • Provided valuable assistance to TOC Staff during the Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) deployment.
  • Demonstrated a commitment to continuous learning by gaining experience with the latest Command and Control tools during the TOC assignment.
  • Actively pursued further education during off-time to enhance team capability.
  • Enabled the section to stay connected to the brigade’s network when other batteries experienced communication difficulties.
  • Went above and beyond by using personal funds to keep all assigned radios operational.
  • Assisted in setting up and operating the AN-PRD 13 Basic Radio Detection Finding System.
  • Intercepted enemy transmissions during the Battalion Combined Arms Exercise, contributing to B Company’s success.
  • Chosen over peers to serve as the Primary RTO in the J-3 Tactical Operations Center.
  • Reliably relayed time-sensitive critical information to the Battle Captain and Battle NCO.
  • Maintained constant situational awareness and provided timely updates to the Battle NCO regarding changes.
  • Kept comprehensive and accurate RTO logs, proving vital in subsequent analysis.
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