Oceanographic Forecaster Award/Citations


FOR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OF HER DUTIES WHILE SERVING AS METEOROLOGICAL AND OCEANOGRAPHIC FORECASTER FROM XX XXXXXXX 2014 TO XX XXXXXXXX 2014 IN SUPPORT OF OPERATIONS VALIANT SHIELD AND FORAGER FURY. CORPORAL REEHM CONSISTENTLY PERFORMED HER DEMANDING DUTIES IN AN EXEMPLARY AND HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL MANNER. DISPLAYING METICULOUS ATTENTION TO DETAIL, SHE PROVIDED FORECASTS AND WEATHER PRODUCTS FOR 755 SORTIES IN SUPPORT OF 12,000 MILITARY PERSONNEL, 29 FLYING SQUADRONS, 2 NAVAL CARRIERS, AND 15 NAVAL SHIPS, WITH A TOTAL OF 1,700 HOURS OF SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT TIME, WITH ZERO WEATHER RELATED MISHAPS. IN ADDITION, SHE RAPIDLY BECAME A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT IN THE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY BY OBTAINING OVER 100 HOURS OF AIR FORCE TRAINING, CONCLUDING WITH A JOURNEYMAN/5-LEVEL FORECASTER QUALIFICATION WHICH ENABLED HER TO COMPETENTLY ISSUE 88 WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES FOR DANGER DUE TO WEATHER INCLUDING FLOODING, LIGHTNING, THUNDERSTORMS, CROSSWINDS, CEILING, VISIBILITY AND TYPHOONS TO PROTECT ALL PERSONNEL, EQUIPMENT, AND OPERATIONS. CORPORAL REEHM'S EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN HER FIELD ALSO FACILITATED THE SETUP AND TAKE DOWN OF AN AUTOMATED WEATHER OBSERVING SYSTEM SITE FOR USE DURING BOTH VALIANT SHIELD AND FORAGER FURY TO ENSURE THE MOST ACCURATE OBSERVATIONS WERE DISSEMINATED. CORPORAL REEHM'S EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONAL ABILITY, INITIATIVE, AND LOYAL DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HERSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE MARINE CORPS AND THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS THE METEOROLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY LEADING PETTY OFFICER AND FLEET METEOROLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY FORECASTER ON THE STAFF OF COMMANDER, U.S. FLEET FORCES COMMAND FROM XXXXXXXX 2012 THROUGH XXXXXXX 2015. AEROGRAPHER'S MATE FIRST CLASS DAVID M. XXXXXXXX DEMONSTRATED SUPERIOR LEADERSHIP AND OPERATIONAL KNOWLEDGE IN SUPPORT OF THE U.S. NAVY OPERATIONS. AS METOC LEADING PETTY OFFICER, HE MANAGED ALL ASPECTS OF METOC SUPPORT TO CTF-80, ADVISING ON OVER 100 TRANSATLANTIC ROUTE PROPOSALS AND OVER 200 ADVISORIES AND DIVERTS THAT MAINTAINED THE SAFETY OF AFLOAT ASSETS DURING HAZARDOUS WEATHER AND PROVIDED CLIMATOLOGY AND ADVICE FOR VOYAGE PLANNING FOR ALL CTF-80 ASSETS. AG1'S EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONAL ABILITY, INITIATIVE, AND LOYAL DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTS CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.



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