Rigging and Weight Test


BU1 played a vital role in the crane rigging, general weight handling operations and safety during the successful recovery of aircraft with Public Works Department crash crane.


Leading Petty Officer of shop weight test while assigned to Mid Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center. Managed the weight test, maintenance, and certification of four Macgregor cranes with 19 maintenance troops.


- Meticulously managed all aspects of maintenance contracts and weight test records for one UNREP Fuel Rig, one Sliding Pad Eye Rig, two J-Bar Davits, one Accommodation Ladder, and one anchor chain. His diligence ensured over 3,000 hours of mishap-free seamanship training exercises to 2000 students.


As Deparment Weight Test Coordinator, she maintained over 40 items of weight test equipment. As Department Calibration Coordinator, she ensured all equipment produced accurate readings.


His dedication coupled with his unparalleled knowledge in the areas of Force Protection, Weight Test, and Weapons Handling was responsible for the significant improvement of Tactical Readiness Evaluations on the waterfront since his arrival.


Petty officer Knox replaced five pieces of down ordnance handling equipment and had six pieces of ordnance handling equipment weight tested IAW SG420-MMA-010 to garner a perfect score on Torpedo radiance assessment and Mine radiance certification inspection. In addition, he used organic resources to repair two MK 5 fork-lifted booms, saving NMC $10,000.


As the Rigger-in-Charge, EO1 Taylor trained 77 personnel in the proper rigging and tag line procedures during 46 High Risk Crane evolutions of the MK-V Special Operations Craft (SOC) and the Seal Insertion Observation and Neutralization (SEALION) craft. His experience and leadership was indispensable during the initial Air-certification of the Combatant Craft Assault (CCA), Combatant Craft Medium, and the SEALION crafts. His guidance reduced test delays and resulted in the early completion for each evolution of testing and saved the Navy and the Air Force a combined 400 man-hours.


WHILE SERVING AS LEADING PETTY OFFICER, TRAINING DEPARTMENT, NAVY CARGO HANDLING BATTALLION ONE, WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA FROM XXXXXXXX TO XXXXXXXX. THROUGHOUT THIS PERIOD, ABH1 LED, TRAINED, AND QUALIFIED OVER 100 SAILORS IN THE AIR CARGO DIVISION. HE REVISED AIR CARGO TRAINING MATERIALS AND CURRICULUM, INCREASING DEPARTMENT QUALIFICATIONS FROM 88% TO 98% IN LESS THAN 6 MONTHS. AS HOLD BOSS ON THREE DETACHMENTS, HE WAS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFE RIGGING AND LIFTING OF OVER 10,000 TONS OF CONTAINERS, THE LOAD AND UNLOAD OF 33 IMPROVED NAVY LIGHTERAGE SYSTEM (INLS), 90 VEHICLES, AND 78 TEU'S.


PROFFESIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES AS WEIGHT TEST/RIGGING TEAM SAFETY, SOUTHWEST REGIONAL MAINTENANCE CENTER FROM XXXXXXX TO XXXXXXX. DEMONSTRATING EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE AND LEADERSHIP, HE SUPERVISED THE SAFE COMPLETION OF OVER 900 CONTROLLED WORK PACKAGES, MANUFACTURING AND WEIGHT TESTING OVER 400 FLIGHT DECK NETS, 3,000 WIRE ROPE PENDANTS, 5,000 KEVLAR LIFELINES, MAINTAINING 100 PERCENT CERTIFICATION AND ENSURING RELIABILITY UNDER THE MOST AUSTERE CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION, AS NAVY AFLOAT MAINTENANCE TRAINING STRATEGY (NAMTS) WORKCENTER SUPERVISOR, HE CONDUCTED OVER 130 TRAINING SESSIONS, RESULTING IN 28 SAILORS EARNING RIGGER AND WEIGHT TESTER NAVY ENLISTED CLASSIFICATIONS. FURTHER, AS RIGGING SAFETY, HE EXECUTED OVER 500 CRITICAL LIFT OPERATIONS AND 400 RIGGING EVOLUTIONS WITH ZERO MISHAPS OR LOSS OF MATERIAL, CONTRIBUTING TO SWRMC'S WIN OF REGIONAL MAINTENANCE CENTER OF THE YEAR AWARD. CHIEF SAILOR'S MANAGEMENT, MENTORSHIP, AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY, REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.


PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OF HER DUTIES WHILE SERVING AS A DECK/WEAPONS PLANNER, ASSIGNED TO NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD FROM XXXXXXXXX TO XXXXXXXXXX. MM2 ANALYZED REQUIREMENTS AND DEVELOPED WEIGHT TEST PROCEDURES FOR SLINGS AND BOAT DAVITS. SHE GENERATED MORE THAN 150 WEIGHT TEST PROCEDURES AT AN UNPRECEDENTED RATE AND REDUCED REQUIRED TIME BY 50 PERCENT. DUE TO HER RECORD OF EFFICIENCY, SHE WAS SELECTED TO DEVELOP AND DOCUMENT REPAIR PROCEDURES FOR THE NATO SEA SPARROW SYSTEM. BY HER EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY, PERSONAL INITIATIVE AND LOYAL DEDICATION TO DUTY, PETTY OFFICER SAILOR REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HERSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.

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