Mobile Tactical Operations Center (MTOC)

Maintained the MTOC ONE C4I and aircraft media systems allowing for 77 ASW missions to be successfully extracted accumulating 616 flight hours.

Successfully formatted 77 sets of DSAU aircraft media allowing 50 successful flight hours with a 99.9% success rate.

Created 48 Crew accounts for in-flight mission operability for the P8 ASW platform.

Assisted MTOC ONE and TOCRON maintenance department in the December CPRG ADMAT inspection which resulted being the most outstanding ADMAT inspection GPRG has seen to date.

While serving as NR MTOC IT division watch stander, Chief Pyle lead a team that maintained a 100% up-time rate on all MTOC missions.

Assisted in MTOC ONE pack-out from Loussiemouth, Scotland and set up Keflavik, Iceland. Set up expeditionary gear including generators, cables and gas tank providing auxiliary power to equipment. Set up mobile radio communications equipment providing HF and UHF communication with the P8. Set up SHF providing SIPR and NIPR services for mission operability.

While at TOC NI, he maintained operational readiness of the full Tacmobile suite, and trained the visiting MTOC detachments. He also assisted in the maintenance of over 123 segments of classified electronic keying material with zero discrepancies. He also volunteered for and participated in RIMPAC 2014 with MTOC TWO and assisted in setting up and updating 34 Tacmobile systems allowing for mission readiness at all times.

As Leading Petty Officer, he expertly supported four Task Groups in 26 theater exercises totaling 235 sorties and encompassing 1,233 mishap free flight hours from 11 dissimilar platforms consisting of 27 MPRA aircrews and 61 support personnel operating P-8A/P-3C weapon systems in support of Task Force SEVEN TWO (CTF-72) objectives throughout the SEVENTH Fleet AOR.

Area of Responsibility (AOR) subject-matter expert. He was frequently sought out for information and advice by his fellow TGWS and Tactical Operations Center (TOC) Kadena counterparts. His exceptional leadership, extensive operational experience and proactive attitude helped shape MTOC-1 and Tactical Operation Center Det Kadena into the recognized standard for all Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) TOCs to emulate.

CHIEF PETTY OFFICER RICO MOVED $1.4 MILLON DOLLARS OF TAC MOBILE GEAR TO HAWAII FOR RIMPAC AND FROM HAWAII TO WHIDBEY ISLAND IN EXECUTION OF MTOC TWO'S HOMEPORT CHANGE. IN ADDITION, AS A CTF 57 TASK GROUP WATCH OFFICER, HE PLANNED AND EXECUTED 65 SAFETY OF FLIGHT BRIEFS AND FLIGHT FOLLOWING FOR TWO SQUADRONS AND 8 COMBAT AIRCREWS ENCOMPASSING 700 MISHAP-FREE FLIGHT HOURS IN SUPPORT OF COMMANDER TASK GROUP 57.2 MISSION TASKINGS.

ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN FIRST CLASS FOR MTOC TWO AND MTOC EIGHT FROM JULY 2015 TO OCTOBER 2017. AS THE PRIMARY TACMOBILE QUALIFIER PETTY OFFICER CORTEZ MENTORED AND TRAINED 13 SAILORS TO QUALIFY AS TACMOBILE OPERATORS AND MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS IN RECORD TIME. HER PERSISTENT DIRECTION ENSURED MAXIMUM TRAINING AND PERFORMANCE OF MTOC EIGHT PERSONNEL DURING MTOC TWO'S 2.1 EQUIPMENT UPGRADE. WHILE DEPLOYED WITH MTOC TWO TO BAHRAIN IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, HER EXPERTISE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE TIMELY RESTORATION OF EQUIPMENT AND FLIGHT OPERATIONS AFTER THE TACTICAL OPERATIONS CENTER EXPERIENCED A CATASTROPHIC LOSS OF POWER. PETTY OFFICER CORTEZ' INITIATIVE AND DEDICATION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HER AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.

FOR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT WHILE SERVING AS MOBILE TACTICAL OPERATIONS CENTER ELEVEN MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN. PETTY OFFICER CORTEZ DEMONSTRATED EXCEPTIONAL TEAMWORK, RESOURCEFULNESS, AND TENACITY WHILE RESTORING MISSION CRITICAL C4I AND SHF SYSTEMS. SHE SKILLFULLY IDENTIFIED MULTIPLE DEFICIENCIES, COLLABORATED TROUBLESHOOTING EFFORTS, DETERMINED CORRECTIVE MEASURES, AND OBTAINED RESOURCES TO COMPLETE REPAIRS. HER EXTENSIVE COORDINATION EFFORTS WITH MULTIPLE ACTIVITIES, EACH RESPONSIBLE FOR DIFFERENT ASPECTS, FACILITATED THE RECOVERY FROM 40 HOURS OF INOPERABILITY. THESE EFFORTS RESTORED CRITICAL SERVICES IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ENDURING RESOLVE, PROVIDING MTOC-11 WATCHSTANDERS WITH KEY SYSTEM CAPABILITIES OF THE C4I SUITE, FACILITATING IMPROVED MISSION READINESS. PETTY OFFICER CORTEZ' INITIATIVE AND DEDICATION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HER AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.

MTOC-7 LPO, CMS MANAGER, WING 11 ACFL AND TASK GROUP WATCH OFFICER FOR TACMOBILE CTF-67 AND CTF 72.1 FROM XXXXXX TO XXXXXX. HER EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP OF 28 SAILORS LED TO THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF TWO DEPLOYMENTS ISO OF SIXTH AND SEVENTH FLEET THEATER OPERATIONS AND A SUCCESSFUL 2016 IDRC, TO INCLUDE 7 WORLDWIDE DETACHMENTS IN DIRECT SUPPORT OF P-3/P-8 MARITIME PATROL AND RECONNAISSANCE EXPEDITIONARY OPERATIONS AND INTEGRATED BATTLE FORCE EXERCISES TO INCLUDE OPERATING WITH MULTINATIONAL FORCES, SUPPORTING OVER 900 TACTICAL SORTIES AND 5,679 MISHAP-FREE FLIGHT HRS. PETTY OFFICER JOHNSON'S INITIATIVE AND DEDICATION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HER AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.

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