Guard Force Evals
Global War on Terrorism Support. While forward deployed to Iraq, Chief Lester led 678 coalition guard force members in the daily care, custody, and control of 3,500 of the most dangerous detainees in theater. He interacted daily with the leadership from nine compounds to maintain strategic as well as tactical situational awareness and generated over 200 Battalion level activity reports to keep the Battalion Commander informed. He ensured proper reporting of detainee activities with zero incidents of escape and ensured guard force members adhered to battalion policies.
Petty Officer 2nd class John Wicke, while serving in a position normally held by a senior First Class Petty Officer, successfully coordinated a joint service task of moving over 100 delta permanent transfers between housing units with zero incidents.
As Camp Officer-in-Charge, Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion, Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Chief Clayton 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. He conducted daily executive Battle Update Briefs on camp operations, camp dynamics, and passive intelligence gathering for the Joint Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Counter Intel Task Force. During periods of increased OPTEMPO, he directed manpower shifts to defeat and defend against detained enemy combatant operations while balancing the morale and welfare of his Sailors. Directly responsible for the training of three individual companies consisting of 321 personnel, he ensured each was equipped for success. He provided valuable and relevant input into training research that reduced the training pipeline by five days and boosted readiness.