Staff Sergeant Adam J. Northcutt distinguished himself by outstanding achievement as Power Production Craftsman, 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron, 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from XXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXX. While forward deployed to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Staff Sergeant Northcutt skillfully diagnosed and repaired mission essential generators, increasing power generation by 400 percent and preventing mission interruption for a three million dollar infrastructure project. In addition, he developed a fuel supply source that made it possible to increase generator use by 25 percent which made 24-hour operations possible for the first time since the base was established. Further, to ensure reliability, he implemented a recurring work program for nearly one million dollars in RHS assets which minimized equipment failures and eliminated repair costs. Finally, Sergeant Northcutt assumed duties as Squadron Safety NCO where he achieved 100 percent program compliance and produced an effective and relevant program for more than 1,500 380th Air Expeditionary Wing personnel and tenants. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Northcutt reflect credit upon himself, the 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron and the United States Air Force.
Staff Sergeant Carl T. Watson distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Electrical Systems Craftsman, 555th Red Horse Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, the leadership and ceaseless efforts of Sergeant Watson contributed to the success of the Electrical and Power Production shop's annual tour. He assumed the role of NCOIC of the Power Production shop and developed and implemented a recurring maintenance program for shop equipment, avoiding unscheduled outages and ensuring deployment readiness. Additionally, he led nine Airmen in the laying of four thousand feet of underground high voltage cable in conduit and supervised the installation of a 400 amp distribution panel, saving the Air Force over one hundred thousand dollars in construction costs. Finally, Sergeant Watson supervised the electrical installation for the unit's cantonments facility requiring thousands of linear feet of underground conduit, manholes, above-ground junction boxes and interior conduits. His team's efforts resulted in electricity being installed and operational three weeks ahead of schedule. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Watson reflect great credit upon himself, the 555th Red Horse Squadron, and the United States Air Force.
Technical Sergeant David D. Rogers distinguished himself by meritorious service as NCOIC, Power Production, 321st Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, 321st Air Expeditionary Wing, Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, in support of Operation NEW DAWN, Sergeant Rogers led a crew of 16 military and contract personnel in the daily completion of over 5,000 routine and emergency work orders, ensuring uninterrupted power to mission essential communications equipment and the highest quality of life for over 5,000 joint forces living in this tent city. In addition, Sergeant Rogers led a multi-craft team in the tear down of tent city and the removal, reconstitution, and disposition of 158 environmental control units, 144 power distribution panels, over 10,000 feet of cable, and 16 secondary distribution centers, valued in excess of two million dollars. Further, his professional knowledge was evident in the management of the Task Force Safe program. He spearheaded the completion of 188 documented discrepancies, eliminating a two-year backlog of electrical safety violations, and ensuring all facilities were in compliance with electrical standards. Finally, Sergeant Rogers's keen technical abilities were showcased while troubleshooting a 12,000 foot Emergency Airfield Lighting System. He identified and replaced over 100 feet of damaged cable and restored power in under an hour, ensuring zero mission impairment, and continued support of an independent and sovereign Iraqi Air Force. The distinctive accomplishments of Technical Sergeant Rogers reflect credit upon himself, the 321st Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, and the United States Air Force.