Staff Sergeant Hunter C. Nelson distinguished himself by meritorious service while serving as Unit Security Manager, 71st Expeditionary Air Control Squadron, 379th Expeditionary Operations Group, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from XXXXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Nelson served as the Unit Security Manager, processing over 150 line badges and overseeing more than 76 unit visits by U.S. and coalition forces. His attention to detail ensured the security of fifty million dollars in critical warfighting assets and zero unauthorized entries. Additionally, Sergeant Nelson identified and remedied a remote site's expired cryptographic key and faulty Tactical Local Area Network Encryption device setting. His direct actions were key to restoring the radar picture to Kabul during operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Furthermore, Sergeant Nelson took the lead on arranging the unit relocation. He connected over one hundred computers and network connections, facilitating the seamless transition to new facilities while ensuring uninterrupted communications. Finally, Sergeant Nelson upgraded the unit's multiplexer and migrated 23 circuits through it, tripling the Air Defense of the Arabian Gulf and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM mission capabilities. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Nelson reflect credit upon himself, the 71st Expeditionary Air Control Squadron, and the United States Air Force.