MOS 13 Engineer, Construction, and Facilities
1371 Combat Engineer
Sergeant Wenrich distinguished himself by outstanding achievement while assigned to the 820th Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron, 12th Air Force, Suriname. Sergeant Wenrich supervised 60 Marines during the construction of Technical School Lelydorp Suriname valued at $290,000. Ensured proper placement of 1,980 Concrete Masonry Unit blocks. During this time, he trained 20 Marines on proper CMU placement and construction techniques, expanding knowledge for future construction projects. Finished two weeks ahead of schedule, saving the Air Force $24,000 in construction costs.
-Key member $7.5M JTF New Horizons Suriname 11'. Vital to construction of four buildings.
-Constructed $290,000 CMU block building Technical School Lelydorp which expanded the facility by 35% and benefitted 400 students.
-Project coordinator. Oversaw 60 Marines and completed building project two weeks ahead of schedule and saved the Air Force $24,000.
-Participated in the erection of $130,000 playground which was completed in record time and raised morale of 400 local children.
-Trained three Suriname engineers on CMU block laying technique; expanded knowledge for future construction.
1391 Bulk Fuel Specialist
MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS PLATOON SERGEANT, COURSE CHIEF, INSTRUCTOR, AND WRITER FOR THE BASIC BULK FUEL COURSE AND THE ADVANCED BULK PETROLEUM COURSE IN SUPPORT OF THE BULK FUEL SCHOOL, COMPANY A, MARINE DETACHMENT FORT LEE, FROM JUNE 2017 TO AUGUST 2020. DURING THIS PERIOD, STAFF SERGEANT SPARKY CONSISTENTLY PERFORMED HIS DUTIES IN AN EXEMPLARY AND HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL MANNER. HE DEVOTED OVER 2400 HOURS OF FORMAL INSTRUCTION AND TRAINING TO MORE THAN 700 STUDENTS RANGING FROM ENTRY LEVEL STUDENTS TO EXPERIENCED OFFICERS FROM MULTIPLE SERVICES. ADDITIONALLY, STAFF SERGEANT SPARKY WAS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE REVISION OF THE BULK PETROLEUM ADVANCED COURSE, IDENTIFYING AND CORRECTING INEFFICIENCIES WITHIN THE CURRICULUM WHICH RESULTED IN SAVINGS OF MORE THAN 20,000 DOLLARS PER YEAR. FURTHERMORE, AS THE TOP INSTRUCTOR FOR HYDRAULICS THEORY, HE REASSESSED ALL CALCULATIONS RELATED TO HOSE REEL SYSTEM EMPLOYMENT AND IMPLEMENTED THOSE CHANGES INTO THE ADVANCED BULK PETROLEUM COURSE, POSITIVELY IMPACTING THE FUELS COMMUNITY. STAFF SERGEANT SPARKY'S INITIATIVE, PERSEVERANCE AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE MARINE CORPS AND THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AS FUEL DISTRIBUTION SUPERVISOR, FUEL DIVISION, HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA FROM MARCH 2014 TO JUNE 2017. DURING THIS PERIOD, STAFF SERGEANT SPARKLER PERFORMED HIS DUTIES IN AN EXEMPLARY AND HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL MANNER. DEMONSTRATING AN EXCEPTIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF FUEL HANDLING PROCEDURES, HE DEVELOPED THE EFFICIENCY AND ESPRIT DE CORPS OF HIS CREWS BY TRAINING THEM AS A SINGLE UNIT. HE ENSURED THE SAFE AND EFFICIENT ISSUE OF MORE THAN 676,000 GALLONS OF FUEL TO 2,878 AIRCRAFT THROUGHOUT THE AIR STATION'S FUEL PITS IN SUPPORT OF MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP 39 OPERATIONS. IN ADDITION, STAFF SERGEANT SPARKLER IDENTIFIED AND REPAIRED A COMMUNICATIONS FLAW BETWEEN FUEL SECTION PERSONNEL, THE REFUELING CONTRACTOR MAYTAG, AND OPERATIONS WHICH ENSURED THAT AFTER HOURS AIRCRAFT REFUELING NEEDS WERE MET. STAFF SERGEANT SPARKLER'S INITIATIVE, PERSEVERANCE, AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE MARINE CORPS AND THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.