EKMS Custodian Citations


MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS ELECTRONIC KEY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM MANAGER, MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY, MARINE CORPS INSTALLATIONS EAST, FROM MARCH 2014 TO JUNE 2016. DURING THIS PERIOD, GUNNERY SERGEANT CUTTER PERFORMED HIS DUTIES IN AN EXEMPLARY AND HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL MANNER. HIS SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL FACILITATED THE ACCOUNTING OF MORE THAN 200 PIECES OF CONTROLLED CRYPTOGRAPHIC ITEMS DISTRIBUTED ACROSS THREE TENANT COMMANDS, WITH AN ESTIMATED VALUE OF OVER 7 MILLION DOLLARS. ADDITIONALLY, HIS EFFICIENCY WAS WELL DOCUMENTED DURING MULTIPLE INSPECTIONS CONDUCTED BY EXTERNAL SOURCES THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD WHICH PROVED GUNNERY SERGEANT CUTTER'S PROGRAM WAS "BULLET-PROOF" AND AN INDICATION OF HIS PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION TO IMPROVING THE ELECTRONIC KEY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PROCESS. GUNNERY SERGEANT CUTTER'S PERFORMANCE OF DUTIES HIGHLIGHTS THE CULMINATION OF 22 YEARS OF HONORABLE AND DEDICATED SERVICE. GUNNERY SERGEANT CUTTER'S INITIATIVE, PERSEVERANCE, AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIM AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE MARINE CORPS AND THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS OC DIVISION LEADING CHIEF PETTY OFFICER AND ELECTRONIC KEY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS MANAGER (EKMS) ONBOARD USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42) ASSIGNED TO COMMANDER, AMPHIBIOUS FORCE, U.S. SEVENTH FLEET FROM MAY 2013 TO AUGUST 2016. CHIEF WOOTEN LED 27 SAILORS, THREE CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS, AND THREE DIVISION OFFICERS IN THE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION OF 36 COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR OVER 330 CREW, 700 MARINES, AND EMBARKED STAFF. IN ADDITION, HE COORDINATED AND IMPLEMENTED MORE THAN 60 COMMUNICATIONS PLANS IN SUPPORT OF 13 WESTERN PACIFIC DEPLOYMENTS. FURTHER, AS EKMS MANAGER, HE OVERSAW A 600-LINE ITEM COMSEC ACCOUNT AND EXCEEDED STANDARDS DURING TWO ISIC INSPECTIONS. SENIOR CHIEF WOOTEN'S INITIATIVE, PERSEVERANCE, AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIM AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


DEGAUSSING RANGE TECHNICIAN AND COMFLEACT YOKOSUKA EKMS LOCAL ELEMENT CUSTODIAN FROM XXXXXXX TO XXXXXXX. PETTY OFFICER SAILOR ANALYZED 488 SURFACE RANGE CROSSINGS AND 20 SUBMARINE CROSSINGS. HE METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED RECORDS AND REPORTS TO TRACK AND DOCUMENT MAGNETIC SIGNATURE DATA ENABLING SHIPS TO MINIMIZE ENEMY MINE THREATS FOR 27 SHIPS AND SUBMARINES FORWARD DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF SEVENTH FLEET OPERATIONS. AS EKMS LOCAL ELEMENT, HE ENSURED THE INTEGRITY AND RELIABLE USE OF SECRET COMMUNICATION NETWORKS FOR CFAY AND FOUR TENANT COMMANDS. BY HIS EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY, PERSONAL INITIATIVE AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY, PETTY OFFICER SAILOR REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES WHILE SERVING AS TACTICAL DATA NETWORK TECHNICIAN AND EKMS ASSISTANT CUSTODIAN FROM OCTOBER 2012 TO AUGUST 2015. HIS EXTENSIVE TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE FACILITATED THE READINESS OF THE NAVY MOBILE CONSTRUCTION BATALLION 11 DURING THIER 2014 DEPLOYMENT TRAINING CYCLE WHICH INCLUDED A COMMEX, A FIELD TRAINING EXERCISE, AND FULL HOMEPORT TURNOVER OF OVER 240 CONTROLLED CRYPTOGRAPHIC ITEMS. PETTY OFFICER LOBO'S EFFORTS DURING THESE CRITICAL EVOLUTIONS GREATLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE OVERALL CAPABILITY AND READINESS OF THE BATTALION. WHILE SERVING AS EKMS CLERK FOR NAVAL CONSTRUCTION GROUP 2, HE ACCOUNTED FOR OVER 4,300 CONTROLLED CRYPTOGRAPHIC ITEMS AND MANAGED 23 WORLDWIDE EKMS ACCOUNTS. BY HIS EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY, PERSONAL INITIATIVE AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY, PETTY OFFICER LOBO REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES WHILE SERVING AS COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT LEADING PETTY OFFICER FOR U.S. NAVAL MOBILE CONSTRUCTION BATTALION SEVENTY-FOUR FROM MAY 2010 TO JULY 2014. PETTY OFFICER WEST CONSISTENTLY PERFORMED HIS DEMANDING DUTIES IN AN EXEMPLARY AND HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL MANNER. WHILE DEPLOYED TO DJIBOUTI, AFRICA, HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR EKMS AND ADP ASSET ACCOUNTABILITY AND OPERATIONS, RESULTING IN CONTINUOUS, RELIABLE, AND SECURE COMMUNICATIONS FOR FIVE DOWN RANGE DETACHMENTS. WHILE DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN, HE MAINTAINED ACCOUNTABILITY OF 234 PIECES OF CCI VALUED AT $2 MILLION AND LED A TEAM OF FOUR PERSONNEL IN THE REPAIR OF 30 MINE RESISTANT AMBUSH PROTECTED VEHICLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS WHICH ENABLED 15 CRITICAL MONTHLY SUPPLY CONVOYS. HIS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE, PERSONAL INITIATIVE AND DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


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