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MOS 13 Artillery




13B - Cannon Crewmember

Gunner

o his actions as a Gun two gunner of Charlie Battery, helped his section achieve "Top Gun" for the 2011 Annual Training period

o fired over 5,000 rounds for the Brigade and assisted in the certification of 30 radar section and all of the howitzer section in Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie battery

o selected by BN leadership over two SFCs to serve as the BN Battle NCO due to his experience, attention to detail, and technical and tactical competence

o participated in the fielding and testing of the Rockwell Collins HNV-660 Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR)

o as BTL CPT, ensured timely and accurate tracking of over 200 patrols moving through the Battalion's OE, providing support and operational updates

o provided secure digital fire support communication equipment for the battalion fire support team

o supervised the rotation of howitzers and the safe and accurate firing of over 250 rounds of illumination in support of area-denial operations in Maysan Province

o graduated WLC with a GPA of 90% and ALC with a GPA of 95%

o developed operational need statement to justify acquisition of the Vector 21B Laser Range Finder for the battalion Fire support team

o certified as a gunner and ammunition team chief with first time gos

o his skill with the platoon's mine roller and mine plow pushed his platoon to first place in the crusader battalion plow and roller mounting competition

o certified as a howitzer section chief

o certified 27 HHB personnel on the Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR)

o scored above 270 on APFT, 90% in each event

o contributed to the development of lower enlisted soldiers enabling them to certify as gunners and ammunition team chiefs

o supported West Point ROTC cadets with indirect Fires, familiarized 1200+ cadets with field artillery procedures and effects


Platoon Sergeant

o designed, implemented and maintained a rigorous fitness program for his platoon; resulting in the platoon average being raised 43 points in a six month period

o ensured every Soldier is trained to the highest standard

o ensured Soldier discipline, morale, SOP standards, and Army regulations were upheld while serving as Acting First Sergeant

o continued to execute his duties as Platoon Sergeant while serving as Acting First Sergeant

o his vigilance and dedicated efforts kept the commo equipment and crew-served systems operational


Section Chief

o supervised and conducted safe and accurate firing of over 300 155mm artillery rounds during two rotations at Pohakuloa Training Area

o versatile NCO; assigned to every position up to Section Chief

o completed Associates degree during three deployments

o provided 24 hour security which enabled Bravo and Charlie Battery's completion of Table VIII training

o consistently scored expert on the gunners test and over 90 in each APFT event

o distinguished himself by performing at a level commensurate with a much higher rank

o faciliated and trained Company C Soldiers on Field Sanitation and Combat Life Saver Courses

o placed second out of thirteen sections in the batallion top gun competition

o graduated honor grad from BNCOC

o assumed responsibility for the battalion M2 range ammunition supply point; managed safety, ammunition storage and pick up, and operations

o trained newly assigned Commander and Section Chiefs on the Paladin leaders course

o led a fire team on dozens of combat missions in the highly volatile district of Shajoy in Zabul Province

o fired over 1000 rounds during several ranges accurately and safely

o stepped up and assumed responsibility for duties well above his pay grade

o fired the first M982 precision guided munition in theater

o successfully planned and executed the dismounted portion of seven combat missions

o relocated Paladins to combat outpost and established firing capabilities during OIF V

o supported numerous Change of Command ceremonies as a member of the salute battery



13C - Tactical Automated Fire Control Systems

o volunteered for team that closed down and moved 1AD DIV ARTY in Baumholder

o salvaged, packed, and loaded over $5,000,000 in supplies and equipment

o served as vehicle operator, RTO, and AFATDS operator while deployed

o served as the Fire Direction Center's radio telephone operator, provided continuous support

o as the fire support representative in the SOTF Tactical Operations Center, he effectively tracked and managed fire support assets required for SOTF operations



13D - Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist


o trained his Soldiers on the Sentinel radar and the FAAD computer system


13E - Cannon Fire Direction Specialist

The Brains of the Artillery


13F - Fire Support Specialist

o maintained a strong emphasis on battle drills, maximizing indirect fire assets in all contacts

o made sound judgement for the planning and execution of numerious fire support assets in support of troop operations


Values

o totally committed to the Army's mission; displays the highest degree of integrity and loyalty

o exceptionally strong in character; exhibits tactical and technical competence

o clearly demonstrates the moral and physical courage to stand up for his principles

o showed loyalty and dedication to mission and Soldiers even under adverse conditions by continuing to push forward but needs to fully understand the importance of all the Army Values

o motivated at times but failed to uphold, maintain and portray the standards of Army Values in their entirety as expected of an NCO


Competence

o selected to fulfill the duties and responsibilities as both a SFAAT Personnel Security Detachment NCOIC and SFAAT Platoon Sergeant for a team of 24 personnel.

o successfully balanced the duties of both SFAAT Platoon Sergeant and PSD NCOIC during rapidly changing mission requirements in three separate areas of operations

o confidently displayed his technical and tactical knowledge; managed the security detail for over 15 Shurras and numerous daily meetings with Local National Leaders

o fulfilled the duties and responsibilities as an SFAAT PSD Rifle Squad Leader in charge of five Soldiers and the over watch and security of a team of 24 personnel

o confidently displayed his abilities in both technical and tactical knowledge; provided security for over 15 Shurras with Local National Leaders and numerous daily meetings

o proved his ability to quickly adapt to changing and demanding requirements of all situations; took on every task with confidence and purpose without question or fail

o fulfilled the duties and responsibilities as SFAAT Operations Sergeant and Senior Fires NCO as well as ANCOP maintenance team mentor flawlessly in combat zone

o proved his ability to quickly adapt to changing and demanding requirements of all situations; took on every task with confidence and purpose

o took every opportunity for self improvement even in the fast paced and continuous demands of forward combat operations by completing SSD level 3

o successfully performed duties as the S1 Personnel NCO in a continuously changing OPTEMPO and battle rhythm while assigned to multiple Battle Space Owners.

o performance above average on occasions but erratic and undependable at times; lacks the maturity level required to perform duties as an NCO at this time


Physical Fitness

o portrayed firm military bearing and mental toughness demonstrating to his Soldiers, peers and seniors his can do attitude and clear resolve in any situation

o challenged his soldiers to better themselves by conducting a rigorous physical fitness program; conducted one APFT while participating in combat operations

o unbelievable mental and physical endurance; set the example in all aspects of his duties, managed multiple tasks above standards in stressful situations

o set the example in all aspects of his duties, managed multiple tasks above standards in stressful situations; meeting all deadlines and completing all tasks before required

o developed physical training plan while in combat zone to enhance team performance

o unbelievable endurance; worked countless hours for Soldiers and their Families

o strived and made significant progress in standard overall military bearing while assigned to the SFAT team; continues to grow personally and professionally

o failed to meet both APFT and height and weight screening standards


Leadership

o assisted in developing the first ever ANCOP Leaders book; received praise by the ANCOP Commanding General and adopted as the basis of all future Leaders books

o set the standard of expectations of an NCO and leader resulting in three Soldiers of the SFAAT being recognized for excellence by the 4th ID Commander, MG Anderson

o provided leadership skills needed in the accomplishment of SFAAT missions by combining his in depth knowledge of the needs of mission and his Soldiers

o spent countless hours preparing his team through the use of crew drills and battle drills that ensured the mission readiness of his soldiers throughout the deployment.

o displayed clear mind set with determined mental focus while remaining flexible in supporting an ever changing OPTEMPO throughout Afghanistan Theater of Operations

o led from the front; epitomized what every NCO should be; aggressive, intelligent, and a value based leader that inspired and cared for his Soldiers

o one of eight soldiers recognized by the 4th ID Commander, MG Anderson and numerous SFAAT Commanders for leadership excellence receiving commanders coin

o displayed professional leadership while remaining flexible and mission focused during rapidly changing requirements under three different Battle Space Owners

o conscientiously prepared the plan for transition for his team from combat operations through the relief in place process to maximize adaptability for new SFAAT team

o embraced the need to improve, when identified, his leadership skills by taking on additional responsibilities pertaining to Soldier development

o has the potential to be an effective leader but needs to build and strengthen leadership skills; needs further development to assume role and position as an NCO


Training

o prepared and conducted multiple drivers and maintenance train the trainer courses for the 2-2 ANCOP Kandak in support of ISAF's "Afghans in the lead" campaign

o instrumental in the success of SFAT Team 33 being recognized as the Top SFAAT Mentor Team out of 47; steadfast pursuit for excellence in mentorship and training

o empowered and mentored soldiers and other JR NCO's by implementation team member developed, conducted and peer evaluated classes; evaluated 22 classes

o developed, prepared and conducted counter IED "train the trainer" courses for the 2-2 ANCOP Kandak in support of ISAF's "Afghans in the lead" campaign

o instrumental in the success of SFAT Team 33 being recognized as the Top SFAT Mentor Team out of 47; steadfast pursuit for excellence in mentorship and training.

o assisted in the mentorship and training of seven local national linguists in basic instructor responsibilities; expanding the role of linguists as assistant instructor

o developed and implemented training models for maintenance and drivers training that were adopted and made doctrine by the ANCOP Brigade to ensure self sustainment

o successfully mentored and trained seven local national linguists in basic instructor responsibilities; expanding the role of linguists as assistant instructor

o dedicated countless hours training and mentoring junior leaders on responsibilities and duties; to include the caring for all Soldiers needs and self-improvement

o successfully completed the Joint Fires Observer Course in preparation for duties as SFAT FSO in support of ISAF Operations throughout Afghanistan

o performed to standard assigned internal team and ANCOP counterpart training on multiple occasions that assisted in the overall mission success


Responsibility

o overseen the maintenance of four MATV's; team was able to conduct of over 100 total successful Combat, Joint Forces and Logistical patrols without incident

o held a standard of safety and accountability not commonly seen in NCO's of his grade; overseen accountability of over 6 million dollars of equipment without loss

o managed maintenance of four MATV's insuring all were fully mission capable; completed combination of over 100 total Combat, Joint Forces and Logistical patrols

o established his unquestionable integrity and willingness to take responsibility for his actions and of his Soldiers; took immediate action to address and correct any issues

o fostered an environment that put emphasis on composite risk management; resulting in zero accidents during this rated period

o headed a rigorous maintenance program for four MATV's resulting in an O/R rating of 100% which contributed to of over 40 successful combat patrols without incident

o designed from concept to executing a CASEVAC modification for the MATV that proved to be highly effective; his ingenuity was reflected in every faucet of operations

o fostered an environment that put emphasis on composite risk management; resulting in zero accidents during this rated period

o took responsibility for his actions and worked to insure that he took a lessons learned forward moving attitude towards his responsibilities and accountability as a Soldier

o works extremely well with above standards results with supervision but needs to develop his ability to work independently


Senior Rater Bullets

o promote to Master Sergeant ahead of peers; will excel in positions of increased responsibilities

o select for advanced NCO schooling and assign to the most challenging duty positions available; he will exceed all expectations

o unsurpassed proficiency as a manager of personnel; unlimited potential to serve in areas of higher responsibility; commands excellence and expects nothing less

o led from the front; epitomized what every NCO should be; aggressive, intelligent, and a value based leader that inspired and cared for his Soldiers

o demote to SPC immediately

o develop leadership skills prior to being considered for NCOES schooling

o performs at a level below what is expected of a junior leader

o place in assignments with strong emphasis on developing basic leadership abilities


13M - Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember

Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember

o in addition to his assigned duties, served as driver and gunner for C battery, 1st Bn, 38th FA



13P - Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist

Platoon Sergeant

o encouraged adoption of changes to the SECFOR SOP that enhanced readiness

o assumed Platoon Sergeant postion with no notice, maintained operations tempo, did not deviate from established standards

o developed PMCS and instructed soldiers on equipment maintenance and troubleshooting of communications equipment

o assisted UMO with packing and documenting movement of equipment and personnel to Kuwait

o executed MOB training requirements which resulted in 100% trained status

o received a CAB and Mechanics badge while deployed to a combat zone



13R - Field Artillery Firefinder Radar Operator

13S - Field Artillery Surveyor

13W - Field Artillery Meteorological Crewmember

13Z - Field Artillery Senior Sergeant

Senior Sergeant

o completed three theater retrograde missions as convoy escort commander

o led the 1/120th FA through an arduous Field Artillery reset training program

o developed a training plan that leveraged instructional assistance from the 426th Regional Training Institute and our own unit leadership

o advised the commander on all actions with his tactical experience and executed all missions to the highest standard

o ensured the battalion used the most secure routes to conduct a variety of security and room clearing training

o coached unit to the first section level FA live fire certification since 2008

o oversaw operations during two major training events that directly improved the overall readiness of the FA Staff and firing batteries

o stepped up, in the absence of the commander, and assumed responsibility for duties well above his pay grade and ensured full accountability at all times

o guided the battalion staff to complete a complex Field Artillery support plan during the Full Spectrum Exercise

o fired over 30,000 rounds during several ranges and deployments accurately and safely

o supported multiple coalition forces during their certifications and improved their training

o led the battalion through the first platoon-level live-fire qualification, a significant event in the battalion's history

o served the 1/120th Field Artillery admirably as the the Senior Sergeant for nearly 4 years

o arranged the tactical employment of BN PSD Soldiers, displaying the competence of maneuver both mounted and dismounted during operations and training

o managed all day-to-day operations for the battalion's three armory locations

o his untiring work ethic and devotion directly impacted the success of JCS exercise Cobra Gold 2013

o master of maneuver tactics and techniques during operations and over 50 fully partnered, combined combat patrols in the Ghormach District, Faryab Province of northern Afghanistan

o maintained constant intel and ensured the battery navigated safely and effectively through a variety of terrain










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