Military Working Dog (MWD)

Petty Officer Sizemore made a positive impact on the success of the Naval Air Station Sigonella Security Department. Serving as a Team leader for the largest deployable kennel in the European Theatre, and as a Veterinary Liason and Supply Petty Officer, he was instrumental in the training and qualification of department personnel as well as the health and well being of 14 Military Working Dogs.

As a Team leader and Explosive Driver for the Military Working Dog Explosive Scent Kit, he consistently displayed exceptional competence and depth of professional knowledge in the execution of his responsibilities during Explosive Training evolutions with zero mishaps. He executed 200 hours of instruction for 12 Military Working Dog teams resulting in a 100% certification rate. His initiative and personal involvement were instrumental in the FY13 and FY14 NCIS Security Training Assessment and Assistance site visits.

As a Military Working Dog Handler, he conducted 1,200 hours of explosive sweeps for NAS Sigonella to include barracks, building, and vehicle inspections, which enhanced the overall safety and force protection of all personnel and Distinguished Visitors onboard the installation.

Hand selected to conduct sweeps with the Secret Service during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. He was attached to the Times Forum Convention Center and completed over 40 hours of explosive detection for both the Times Forum and surrounding buildings, in addition to 100 vehicle sweeps. He also completed over 80 hours of explosive sweeps at the Augusta Bay Pier and over 40 hours of Distinguished Visitor sweeps including the Air Terminal DV Lounge with vehicle sweeps for Distinguished Visitor Arrivals.

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