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DEDICATED SAILOR AND ORDNANCEMAN. His/Her astute troubleshooting techniques led to the safe and expeditious expenditure of 3,826 Sonobuoys and 13 MK-46 Rextorps. This was pivotal to the execution of 2,372 flight hours, 588 sorties and a 96 percent mission completion rate during a rigorous Inter-Deployment Readiness Cycle.
Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels) (ABF)
Petty Officer Chosin's efforts contributed significantly to the receipt and issue of over 10 million gallons of fuel under all conditions including high tempo contingency operations.
ABF2 Chosin provided over 200 hours of technical fuels training to his unit in preparation for a highly successfull Command ULTRA certification.
Petty Officer Banks trained and qualified six engineers in the safe operation of the station's fuels systems including JP-8, JP-5, AV-Gas, hot pit refueling site, VQ-4 refueling site, mogas and diesel fuel station, and the synthetic reclamation system.
Volunteered and prepared 25,000 gallons of potable water to be distributed to affected areas of Japan during Operation Tomodachi.
ABF2 led a NCHB-11 fuels team of 7 personnel to successfully complete the expeditionary fuels operations course at the Advanced Petroleum and Water Department at Fort Lee, Virginia.
As Training Petty Officer, he developed an all-inclusive training program, and prepared and delivered more than 200 hours of training that resulted in an outstanding IG inspection with zero discrepancies.
She played a vital role in the safe tranfer of over 25,000,000 gallons of various types of fuel and directly ensured the safe hot refueling of 525 aircraft.
Air Traffic Controlman (AC)
His diligent efforts to provide safe, error-free and precise air traffic control service were key to TRAWING FIVE's safe completion of over 300,000 flights, yielding more than 1,300 aviators
Her relentless dedication to training produced 69 professional qualifications, including 18 supervisory designations which added immediate flexibiliy to a demanding watchbill.
Her total involvement and improvements made her our choice for the vice admiral Robert B. Pirie Naval Air Traffic Controller of the year.
His keen judgment and continuous evaluation of our processes improved and streamlined air traffic control procedures and contributed to 50,000 incident-free operations.
Aviation Machinists Mate (AD)
AD3 Freeman spent more than 500 hours on the flight deck while deployed and was selected as Plane Captain of the Month twice.
During a flight deck evolution with an inbound aircraft, AD3 Freeman was the only person to spot and report hazardous debris during a FOD walkdown. For potentially saving an aircraft, he was recognized as the Junior Sailor of the Quarter, 1st quarter.
An aggressive Sailor, he earned his EAWS pin ahead of schedule.
LED A NAVY TEAM IN THE EMERGENCY ON-SITE REPAIR OF 7 MV-22 PROPELLER ASSEMBLIES AND 2 MH-1 HUEY ROTOR HEAD ASSEMBLIES IN SUPPORT OF MARINE EXPEDITIONARY UNIT EMBARKED AIRCRAFT WITH AN UNPRECEDENTED RETURN RATE OF 100%.
ENDURED DAYS WITHOUT SLEEP TO ENSURE CONTINUOUS CRITICAL SUPPORT OF THE JOAP DURING HIGH TEMPO OPERATIONS IN THE FIFTH FLEET AOR.
As afterburner module work center 413 collateral duty inspector, his meticulous oversight was critical to the disassembly and assembly of over 100 F404-GE-400/402 afterburner modules which pushed the workcenter to meet TRR goals for the first time.
Aviation Electrician's Mate (AE)
Graduated 100+ students with an unprecedented 98% average while coaching his Rate Group to a 100% completion rate in Master Training Specialist qualification.
Aerographer's Mate (AG)
Excelled as the CTG 67.8 Launch and Recovery Element Forecaster. His operational experience and laser-focus on the mission was an indispensable element in over 300 successful flights totaling over 6,000 incident-free flight hours.
Researched and implemented reach-back weather support for the Trident Reach mission by exploiting the capabilities of CJTF-HOA METOC to ensure continuous readiness.
Aviation Ordnanceman (AO)
________ is a motivated sailor and hard-charging Aviation Ordnanceman. He is an intelligent, well-spoken individual who displays maturity and consistently exercises sound judgment.
Inspected and RFI'd 490 maintenance actions to ensure and deliver the highest degree of quality.
- OUTSTANDING ORDNANCEMAN. Supervised # junior technicians in the repair of # maintenance actions, safe handling and loading of # sonobuoys, # CATM-65F missiles, # CATM-84K missiles, and # MK-46 EXTORPs. These efforts directly contributed to the safe execution of 1,200 mishap free flight hours, 61 sorties and the qualification of 12 combat aircrews.
Her enthusiatic and relentless coaching and delegating reduced the division backlog by 80%.
-Total Team Player. His efforts were instrumental in Work Center XX day-to-day maintenance effort, contributing to the processing of XXXX maintenance actions at XXXX man hours with zero defects.
Unmatched skills and competence resulted in the successful and timely outfitting of SEVEN Carrier Air Wing Groups sixteen F/A-18 squadrons.
AS ORDNANCE BRANCH QUALITY ASSURANCE/SAFETY OBSERVER DAY SHIFT SUPERVISOR, SAFELY LOADED/DOWNLOADED OVER 300,000 POUNDS OF CONVENTIONAL ORDNANCE WHILE LEADING A TEAM OF 9 EXCEPTIONALLY CONFIDENT ORDNANCEMAN AND FORGING THEM INTO AN EXPERIENCED AND KNOWLEDGEABLE TEAM.
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFE EXPENDITURE OF 20,000 POUNDS OF CONVENTIONAL ORDNANCE WHILE SUPPORTING OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND THE EXECUTION OF 700 COMBAT SORTIES, TOTALING 1,700 FLIGHT HOURS AND A 99% SORTIE COMPLETION RATE.
Aviation Structural Mechanic (AM/AME)
Petty Officer Gonzales performed 129 aviation tire evolutions and over 100 3M preventative maintenance actions without fail while expeditiously returning vital strike group assets to service.
Selected as Full system QAR in the Quality Assurance Division becasue of his experience and extensive knowledge of the NAMP, CPRG NAMPSOP and compliance practices.
Aggressively pursued QA duties and enforced a zero defect compliance standard. He conducted over 200 audits and directly contributed to our “well above fleet average” assessment during our 2012 CNAF visit.
Demonstrated consistent patience, support and dedication to his sailors while acting as Leading Petty Officer. He personally mentored over 70 personnel through his Command collateral duties as Command Financial Specialist and DAPA.
Coached 35 personnel in the safe and rewarding execution of 800 maintenance actions, 90 sorties and 1,100 flight hours dedicated to conducting aerial surveillance in support of JIATF counter-narcotic trafficking operations in the Fourth Fleet AOR.
He trained and qualified 6 personnel in aviation tire and wheel maintenance and 10 techs in 3m shipboard maintenance increasing the kearsarge's manning flexibility and overall readiness
Trained and qualified 9 collateral duty inspectors and transformed an inexperienced and unmotivated work center into an aggressive and efficient team, increasing productivity by an unprecedented 200%. Her efforts directly contributed to the squadron’s safe launch and recovery of over 500 sorties, achieving a 94% sortie completion rate for the year.
Aviation Electronics Technician (AT)
Subject Matter Expert. Her knowledge and expertise of F/A-18 upgraded avionic systems directly aided in the troubleshooting and repair of 57 FLIR systems, 85 RADAR, and 72 weapons systems, which reduced work center backlog by 25 percent and increased aircraft availability by 30 percent.
Inventoried, packed, and shipped over 20,000 pounds of material worth 1.5 million dollars to five separate sites to shut down a lab a month ahead of schedule, consolidating fleet efforts in testing and saving the Navy millions of dollars in associated costs.
A MODEL SAILOR. He upholds military bearing and Navy traditions. Loyal, trustworthy, and dedicated, he is role model for all to follow. Actively involved in the community by volunteering over 100 hours with the Armed Forces YMCA and working with the Friends of Portsmouth mentoring program helping troubled junior HS students overcome their difficulties.
Consistently maintains a superior uniform appearance and exceptional military bearing.
ASSUMED RESPONSIBILITIES AS OFFICE MANAGER FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, MISAWA FOLLOWING THE VOLUNTARY EVACUATION OF THE CIVILIAN MANAGER.
QUICKLY ANALYZED THE RECEPTION SYSTEM AND WORKFLOW PROCESS AND IMPROVED EFFICIENCY BY INCLUDING SUPPORTED UNITS IN ALL STAGES.
RECEIVED AND PRIORITIZED REQUESTS FOR REPAIR PROJECTS AND EMERGENCY WORK FOR SEVEN NAVY TENANT COMMANDS AT NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA.
PROVIDED LOGISTICAL SUPPORT FOR COMBINED TASK GROUP HSL-14, HSL-51, AND 776.35; ISSUED VEHICLES, TRACKED USAGE, AND COLLECTED THEM WHEN THE UNITS DEPARTED.
-Inspiring supervisor. During high tempo flight operations he supervised the safe and efficient movement of 571 U.S. and Allied Forces aircraft, 4,318 personnel and 353 tons of cargo.
-Motivated trainer. Significant contributor behind a driving force in the qualification of 00 personnel in 00 watch stations and 00 individual pieces of support equipment.
His efforts ensured 100% compliance and contact. He has made a significant and positive impact on the calibration readiness to the department by running a flawless calibration program. He tracked over 66 items of SE tools, equipment and gauges.
Exquisite Investigator. As Safety Petty Officer, his diligence improved the material readiness of IM-04 Division by organizing and maintaining monthly compartment inspections. Leading to a 90% decrease in Safety hits.
Tireless work ethic; contributed more than 100 hours of overtime to prepare squadron aircraft for the demanding Conventional Weapons Technical Proficiency Inspection (CWTPI).
He was chosen above peers to integrate aviation ordnancemen into the IWT workcenter and dramatically increased the reliability of A-6E missile systems.
Aircrewmen Operator (AWO)
AWO2 M's organizational skills maintaining the department's classified material are outstanding. When she assumed duties of CPRW-11 Analysis Classified Material Custodian, she completely revised an outdated and inaccurate system and now maintains 100% accountability of over 190 classified items at all times.
Aviation Warfare Systems Operator - Helicopter (AWR)
Flew 55 sorties, 230 hours while deployed on USS VELLA GULF (CG-72). As detachment 6 ALSS CDQAR, oversaw the completion of over 150 inspections which directly contributed to an unprecedented 100% Operational Readiness rate.
Aviation Maintenance Administrationman (AZ)
AS THE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT PLANNED MAINTENANCE SYSTEM COORDINATOR TEMPORARILY ASSIGNED TO FLEET LOGICTICS SUPPORT SQUADRON FIVE THREE, HE TRAINED 5 SAILORS IN SE PMS PROCEDURES WHILE CORRECTING OVER 90 DISCREPANCIES IN SUPPORT OF 190 PIECES OF SUPPORT EQUIPMENT.
HIS ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND EXPERTISE WITH THE SE PMS PROGRAM GUARANTEED A SAT RATING DURING THE SQUADRON'S 2011 CFLSW INSPECTION.