As the 1CD Surgeon Section 's Operations Sergeant, Master Sergeant Perez wrote over 160 Health Service Support (HSS) OPORDS and FRAGOS. His advanced efforts with III Corps, 1CD G3/5, and Brigade Surgeons Sections resulted in providing HSS for 1CD 's six
When Halstead was given this mission in Iraq, she never anticipated the challenge she would soon face. She had one year to plan her operation, train and certify her units for deployments and after months of painstaking preparation and training, Halstead was confident her soldiers and unit were ready to be certified for deployment. However, certification had to be issued by her superior, a three-star general recently back from Iraq—and the most challenging boss Halstead had ever encountered in all of her years of services.
Captain Steven M. Tamborelli (OSM – Bronze) NARRATIVE Captain Steven Tamborelli contributed significantly to United States Army Aviation throughout his aviation career, he deployed to Afghanistan for OEF 13-14, and has excelled in every position he has held. He is a consummate mentor for officers, warrant officers and enlisted Soldiers. He
Performed duties of an SGL assigned to the Basic Leader Course (BLC) for the Fires Center of Excellence (FCOE). Served as the subject matter expert for all Course Management Plan (CMP) and Programs of Instruction (POI,) training and maintaining instructor certification. Responsible for the wellbeing, safety, professional development, and training of 16 Soldiers on a 22-day recurring cycle, performing nine cycles a year. During my tenure as a BLC SGL, I achieved numerous accomplishments and achievements. Received enormous praise from the United States Sergeants Major Academy (USAMA) for renovation of a Training Support Package (TSP) that was implemented across BLCs for the entire Army. Hand-picked as NCO of the Month for September 2015, selected
Kirk D. Brown has worked with us here at the Veteran Administration Health Care system Long Beach for the past 3 years. He is very enthusiastic and works well with the veteran. The patients respond well to him. His jovial personality is a benefit in a hospital setting because it allows the patient to relax. Kirk’s knowledge in technology is an asset to us because it allows us to fix problems quickly. His ability to assess problematic situation and devise a solution are amazing.
For meritorious service while serving as Operations Officer at U.S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Far East Detachment Diego Garcia from October 2015 to October 2016. Ensign Shamma consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership, initiative and grit in the performance of his duties. His ability to perform in an extremely
SFC Boozer studied the CGS technical manual and was able to teach what he had learned to our section through hands on training, practical exercises, and homework, which was amazing considering that he just graduated from the school house two years before. He created an in-depth by the numbers Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the section in which new and seasoned Soldiers could understand. The SOP shows his expertise by showing written instructions on start-up, operating, and shut down procedure accompanied by pictures to ensure that anyone could get walk into the section and operate the system with minimal guidance. SFC Boozer took his personal time to create a digital component inventory book, identifying over three million dollars’ worth of equipment so that everyone in his section knew all the system components and the purpose of each. His system knowledge left me speechless as all I knew about infantry Soldiers at the time was that they were good at combat and not smart enough to score high enough on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test to be Military Intelligence Soldiers. He shows mental agility because here was someone how had been an Infantry Soldier his whole military career and to no fault of his own had to learn an entirely new
HS1 Clement Watkins is an exceptional example of a Health Services Technician and Coast Guard member. Demonstrating unbridled loyalty and dedication to his rate and the Coast Guard, HS1 Watkins has repeatedly answered the call to duty, volunteering twice with in a calendar year for extended deployment to SMTC Camp Lejeune to assist the Medical Branch in providing high level medical care to the many ranges and in conducting the administrative duties inherent within the branch itself. Without need for prompting, HS1 Watkins seeks out challenges to overcome and initiates processes and improvement everyday as he strives to improve himself, his shipmates and his unit. HS1 Watkins consistently demonstrates exceptional communicative skills, without
For over 6 months, HM2 Malcom worked side-by-side with me at SEAL Team 18. As Medical Department Head, I could not have asked for a more consummate professional or attentive Corpsman. He has proved himself both in his civilian employment and within in the unit to be a quick, intelligent, and dependable individual. While assigned to the unit, he has been a prime example of the Navy Core Values.
1LT Zoodsma impeccably served in a high visibility and fast operational tempo assignment as an Assistant OIC. He completed over 140 shifts leading Soldiers from six companies within the JDG and was responsible for a 35 bed over $3 million facility. 1LT Zoodsma ensured all proper procedures were followed for
SFC Rose adroitly managed the Equipment Status Report, overage recoverable report and equipment services resulting in the 21st TSC recognizing the 66th motor pool as having the best service program in the brigade. He showed versatility and adaptability by working with ten company command teams and providing phenomenal mentorship, which enabled the battalion to accomplish it's mission, building a stronger and more resilient
For outstanding meritorious service from July 2015 to June 2017 as Fleet Ordnance Logistics Operations Officer on the staff of Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Commander Colon’s extraordinary leadership, logistics expertise, and superior collaborative abilities were critical to the numerous initiatives and effectively managing critical munitions requirements in support of USFF missions and strategic priorities. He was responsible for ensuring that three Carrier Strike Groups, three Amphibious Readiness Groups and four Independent-Deployers deployed with 100% of their required training and combat ordnance allowances. Displaying in-depth knowledge and superior managerial skills, he tracked 35,485 Sonobuoy Periodic Lot Reporting errors
Consistently assisted the TYCOMs, C5F and C6F in resolving all issues affecting ordnance readiness and ordnance inventory shortfalls. He was directly responsible for ensuring that three Carrier Strike Group, two Amphibious Readiness Group and 4 Independent Deployers deployed with 100% of their required ordnance combat allowances.
In September, we had the privilege of attending the U.S. Army Reserve 7306th Medical Exercise Training Battalion Change of Command ceremony for COL Angela Garner at Fort Sam Houston. Angela was one of six (and definitely LeRoy’s best) Clinical Nurse Officers in Charge during his assignment at Brooke Army Medical Center. We enjoyed a delicious lunch of BBQ ribs, beef brisket, and various side dishes catered by her beloved Uncle Al. We spent time visiting with Angela’s family and friends to include her mom Deborah and her husband Hugh McElroy. Hugh
His superior MEDLOG expertise and advice were essential in the conduction of 28 Command Supply Discipline Program (CSDP) inspections which incorporated solutions and best practices, which enhanced MEDLOG capabilities for 13 Commands. As a result of his mentorship, four Major Commands received commendable ratings during command inspections. Furthermore, his efforts helped increase the MEDLOG CSDP overall rating from 91% in FY15 to 95% for FY16 across the Corps.