Guard Force Citations


MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS BLOCK NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER, NAVY EXPEDITIONARY GUARD BATTALION, JOINT TASK FORCE, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA, FROM APRIL 2013 TO AUGUST 2013. PETTY OFFICER KELLY EFFICIENTLY LED 24 GUARD FORCE PERSONNEL IN DELIVERING SAFE, HUMANE, LEGAL, TRANSPARENT CARE AND CUSTODY OF 123 DETAINED ENEMY COMBATANTS IN HIGH-RISK, MEDIUM TO MAXIMUM SECURITY CONDITIONS. POSSESSING NOTEWORTHY PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL, HE CONDUCTED DAILY CAMP OPERATIONS IN A PHYSICALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY DEMANDING OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT, DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTING TO JOINT TASK FORCE STRATEGIC DETENTION MISSION SUCCESS. PETTY OFFICER KELLY'S EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONALISM, UNRELENTING PERSERVERANCE, AND LOYAL DEDICATION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


PETTY OFFICER SAVANNAH EXPERTLY SUPERVISED GUARD FORCE PERSONNEL IN THE DELIVERY OF SAFE, HUMANE, LEGAL, AND TRANSPARENT CARE AND CUSTODY OF HIGH PROFILE DETAINED ENEMY COMBATANTS IN HIGH-RISK, MAXIMUM SECURITY OPERATIONS. POSSESSING ATTENTION TO DETAIL, FLEXIBILITY AND RESTRAINT, HE ENSURED THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF GUARD FORCE PERSONNEL IN A PHYSICALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY DEMANDING OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT. HIS EXTRAORDINARY EFFORTS CONTRIBUTED DIRECTLY TO THE JOINT TASK FORCE STRATEGIC DETENTION MISSION, REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


FOR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OF DUTIES WHILE SERVING AS CAMP OFFICER-IN-CHARGE, NAVY EXPEDITIONARY GUARD BATTALION, JOINT TASK FORCE, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA FROM MARCH 2012 TO FEBRUARY 2013. SENIOR CHIEF CHARLESTON PERFORMED HIS DUTIES IN A HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL MANNER. HE EXPERTLY LED OVER 50 GUARD FORCE PERSONNEL IN THE SAFE, HUMANE, LEGAL, AND TRANSPARENT CARE AND CUSTODY OF DETAINED ENEMY COMBATANTS IN HIGH-RISK, MEDIUM TO MAXIMUM SECURITY CONDITIONS, INCLUDING THOSE CONVICTED BY MILITARY COMMISSION AND THOSE ORDERED TO BE RELEASED. SENIOR CHIEF CHARLESTON'S EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONALISM, UNRELENTING PERSERVERANCE, AND LOYAL DEDICATION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


FOR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OF DUTIES WHILE PROVIDING FORCE PROTECTION AND GROUND SECURITY FOR CRITICAL MEDICAL MISSIONS AND INBOUND MEDEVACS OF JOINT MEDICAL OPERATION CELL, HERAT AFGHANISTAN FROM JANUARY 2011 TO JUNE 2011. THIS DUTY PROVED CRITICAL TO THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF 30 MISSIONS DURING INCREASED ENEMY ACTIVITY. CPL SANDERS ALSO PROVIDED SECURITY FOR ARMORED CONVOYS ON MISSION CRITICAL KEY LEADER ENGAGEMENTS, AND PERSONAL SECURITY FOR MEDICAL TEAM LEADERSHIP WHILE DISMOUNTED IN AN UNSECURED DYNAMIC URBAN ENVIRONMENT. CORPORAL SANDERS' PROFESSIONAL POSTURE, TACTICAL SITUATIONAL AWARENESS, AND DEDICATION TO DUTY REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND IS IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS AND UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AS BRAVO SECTION LEADING PETTY OFFICER FOR HARBOR PATROL UNIT, NAVY REGION SOUTHWEST FROM MONTH YEAR TO MONTH YEAR. DEMONSTRATING EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP AND INITIATIVE, HE GREATLY ENHANCED OPERATIONAL READINESS AND FORCE PROTECTION POSTURE OF THE SAN DIEGO HARBOR. HE LED XX PERSONNEL IN THE DAILY OPERATION OF SAFEGUARDING THREE NAVAL INSTALLATIONS, 60 U.S. WARSHIPS AND COORDINATING SECURITY ESCORTS FOR OVER XXX HIGH VALUE UNITS. HE EXPERTLY MANAGED 17 SECURITY BOATS AND EQUIPMENT WORTH MORE THAT 10 MILLION DOLLARS BY METICULOUSLY MONITORING DAILY USAGE AND COORDINATING MAINTENANCE WITH PORT OPERATIONS. PETTY OFFICER SAILOR'S PROFESSIONALISM, UNRELENTING PERSEVERANCE, AND LOYAL DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIM AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.




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