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Technical Sergeant Lamar R. Boyd distinguished himself by meritorious service as Flight Chief, 449th Air Expeditionary Group, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, Sergeant Boyd directed all MQ-1B maintenance, which generated over 350 intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance sorties, resulting in more than six thousand hours of armed combat air patrols over task force targets. Additionally, he implemented a fleet-wide software upgrade Time Compliance Technical Order, coordinating with operations to ensure no interruption to the mission and completed all upgrades two weeks ahead of schedule. Finally, Sergeant Boyd single-handedly directed the first ever hard landing inspection and rebuild of a crashed Predator aircraft, returning an Air Force Central Command asset to fully mission capable status in only 18 days, saving the Air Force $4.2 million in replacement costs. The distinctive accomplishments of Sergeant Boyd reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.