Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL)
Senior Chief Wexley displayed unparalleled dedication and has been the catalyst for positive change while serving as Reserve Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) at Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC), Springfield, Oregon from XXXXX XXXX to XXXXX XXXX. Through his innovative leadership and unconditional commitment he led a diverse workforce of over 140 Sailors and made significant and lasting contributions to their careers. His leadership and guidance were directly responsible for increasing retention by 25% and ensuring 13 deserving members were recognized with personal awards. His continual drive to improve readiness resulted in the creation of new tracking procedures that increased overall readiness by 30%. His firm support and guidance of the institution of a formal mentorship program has greatly enhanced morale and was a major factor in six advancements. His expert planning and superb coordination resulted in the induction of 10 Chief Petty Officers who received outstanding, beneficial, and quality training. His ability to create and share a vision is unprecedented and was directly responsible for the collective participation of over 100 retired, active, or reserve Chief Petty Officers across the state. Excellent management of the implementation of Leadership Continuum Courses at the NOSC level led to 44 Sailors meeting mission requirements. His professionalism and oversight led to the development of a highly trained, mission oriented team and ensured attendance of 100% of all eligible personnel. A superb Navy ambassador and volunteer in the local community, he serves as a Boy Scout leader for a local troop and his leadership was responsible for two scouts achieving Eagle Scout. Senior Chief Wexley has exhibited exceptional resourcefulness and unprecedented leadership under challenging circumstances and continually changing requirements. His efforts have ensured success and were pivotal to the success experienced at NOSC Springfield.
A DEDICATED AMBASADOR, HE WAS THE SOLE REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE COMMAND AT THREE INTERNATIONAL MILITARY CEREMONIES IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND AT REMOTE DETACHMENT SITES.
As Senior Enlisted Leader, Chief Gallo spent over 200 hours analyzing, evaluating and re-engineering Bravo Company's organization, structure and processes in order to improve the command environment, thus fostering Sailor growth and development. The resulting improvement in communications, administration, support, and training and the establishment of a facilities group greatly increased the efficiency and effectiveness of daily operations. He guided 3 LPOs and 3 Squad Leaders in developing leadership and organization, resulting in increased unit cohesion.
As Command Senior Enlisted Leader, NAMRU-3, she displayed selfless service while serving outside her NEC. Her strategic planning, vision, along with unmatched deck-plate leadership drove 50 BUMED and Navy programs to achieve impressive results.
MENTOR AND LEADER: As Senior Enlisted Leader, solved many housing, medical, and personnel issues; the cornerstone of our team, taking care of our sailors is his top concern.
Her unmatched deck-plate management style was a beacon of leadership during a time of intense confusion and anxiety. She demonstrated exceptional and diverse expertise and unparalleled resourcefulness while managing highly visible programs that achieved impressive results during the MED IG inspection.
Senior Chief XXXXXXX demonstrated unparalleled leadership skills in managing and instructing the CPO 365 Program for over forty First Class Petty Officers. She devoted countless off-duty hours in the planning and preparation of the course to ensure the integrity and success of the program.
Petty Officer Parker demonstrated exceptional leadership, outstanding resourcefulness and superior performance in his duties as the senior enlisted leader by providing knowledgeable counsel to the CO on all enlisted matters.
HE SELFLESSLY CONTRIBUTED HIS TIME AS A COMMAND ASSESSMENT TEAM MEMBER AND CONDUCTED INDIVIDUAL SURVEYS OF 144 COMMAND MEMBERS AND COMPILED RESULTS TO ACCURATELY IDENTIFY AND RESOLVE ANY ISSUES DISCOVERED. AS A CHAIRED MEMBER OF THE SPECIAL BOAT TEAM 22 MWR COMMITTEE FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS, HE PLANNED AND EXECUTED TWO COMMAND SPRING BASHES, HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION, THANKSGIVING DAY DINNERS, CHRISTMAS PARTIES, NUMEROUS COMMAND COOK OUTS AND TRIPS BOOSTING COMMAND MORALE.
For outstanding meritorious achievement as Officer-in-Charge, and Senior Enlisted Leader Bureau of Naval Personnel, Sea Duty Component, Point Mugu, Ca from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXXXXX. Senior Chief XXXXXXX displayed critical leadership and brought to this command, a wealth of aviation knowledge and managerial expertise, while displaying exceptional levels of leadership, succeeding in this demanding environment. Early in his tour, recognizing a shift in program requirements and priorities, he masterfully streamlined the commandís manpower to accommodate future operational requirements. His fiscal management and logistical prowess saved over $200,000 while reducing man-hours by integrating Navy and civilian channels to acquire resources needed for demolition and rehabilitation of the program's newest maintenance facility designed for the future weapons platforms. His concern for his Sailors cultivated a positive command climate stressing success through vision and goal achievement, leading to the selection of one Senior Chief, two Chief Petty Officers, two LDO commissions and 90% of personnel enrolled in off-duty education. Upon Senior Chief XXXXXXX's transfer to the fleet reserve following 28 years of honorable and dedicated service, he is most strongly recommended for award of the Meritorious Service Medal.
FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE SERVING AS SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR, TACTICAL OPERATIONS CENTER KANEOHE BAY (TOC KBAY), COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, PATROL AND RECONNAISSANCE WING TWO, AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OFFICER, MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, FROM XXXXX XXXX TO XXXXX XXXX. CHIEF PARKER'S DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP, MENTORSHIP AND PERSONAL DRIVE HAD A PROFOUND AND LASTING POSITIVE IMPACT ON OVER 3000 SAILORS ACROSS 15 COMMANDS, LOCALLY AND THROUGHOUT THE MPRA COMMUNITY. UNDER HIS EXPERT GUIDANCE, TOC KBAY PERSONNEL FLAWLESSLY EXECUTED 6 MAJOR MULTI-NATIONAL EXERCISES AND COUNTLESS LOCAL TRAINING EVENTS ENCOMPASSING OVER 5000 MISHAP-FREE FLIGHT HOURS FOR 12 MARITIME PATROL AND RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRONS. HIS UNPRECEDENTED LEVEL OF TECHNICAL ENHANCEMENTS TO THE TOC AND WING RESULTED IN UPGRADES THAT WILL PAY DIVIDENDS FOR YEARS TO FOLLOW. HIS MENTORSHIP WAS KEY TO 24 SAILORS COMPLETING NEC CONVERSIONS, THE ADMINISTRATION OF 888 ADVANCEMENT EXAMS, 5 SAILOR OF THE QUARTER AND 3 SAILOR OF THE YEAR WINNERS. BY HIS PROFESSIONAL ABILITY, PERSONAL INITIATIVE, AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY WHICH CONTRIBUTED SIGNIFICANTLY TO THE COMMANDS NUMEROUS SUCCESSES, CHIEF PARKER REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE .
Chief Morelli held two prominent positions while serving in an Individual Augmentee (IA) billet at Isa Airfield, Bahrain between 01JUN2014 and 30APR2015. His BOG billet was that of Air Operations Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) Isa Air Base, Bahrain. His performance and professionalism was superior at this position. However, later a higher calling was planned for him by OCT2014. He was chosen by the OIC to take a profound and highly visible role as the Isa Air Base Billeting LCPO to manage an over 3200 bed facility. In both positions the Chief brought enduing achievements and pioneering practices.
AIR OPERATIONS SEL:
- The Chief quickly gained the acceptance of his superiors and troops by stressing the importance of their job and how it relates to the overall mission. He quickly assessed each sailor's background matching them up with positions that would enable each division to speed up the many qualifications and certification required for each crew to operate vital equipment. In orchestrating the process each division filled qualified operators positions it the first week of BOG; a first achievement. (Ref A)
- Chief distinguished himself through outstanding professional performance while serving as the Air Operations SEL from June 1 2014 to Sept. 15 2014, and repeated this performance as Isa Air Base's Billeting LCPO from Sept 15 2014 to Apr 30 2015, for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (COMUSNAVCENT) Fifth Fleet. Chief Morelli leadership involved every facet of daily logistical operations leaving a lasting impact upon the Command and his customers. Consistently raising command standards to unprecedented levels, he clearly set himself apart from his contemporaries. His commitment to excellence made him an invaluable asset to the Command, significantly contributing to its operational readiness. During the Chief's term, zero incidents were reported on Safety, Mishaps and Liberty behavior.
- He led a department initially of 49 multiservice enlisted personnel then down to 34 within 6 divisions (Terminal, Facilities, Base Operations, Customs, Fuel Farm and Admin.) He faced challenges that arise from the ingratiation of a multiservice crew consisting of Army Corps, Air Force and Navy personnel but his talent to lead solidified trusts and eliminated dereferences among the diverse groups allowing them to focus more on the mission as a team.
- Chief Morelli's staff is always encouraged to be innovated and they were. A PO2 ignited the idea to start an EAWS program with the neighboring VP squadron. The Chief welcomed this idea and with the help of VP10 and LSA RFF Admin the program was approved and implemented August 2014 and continues under the oncoming squadron VP26. It is a great success with over 40 awardees in the past 6 months. (Ref. B)
- Chief supervised and coordinated AirOps personnel on 3 diverted aircraft attached to the USS HW Bush CVN 77 to Isa Airfield. Though the event was troubling the experience was invaluable to personnel. Chief Morelli took the opportunity to include division personnel to either observe or perform a duty. Recognition for a job well done was given from both LSA and CVN 77. (Ref B)
- At the time the Fuel Farm facility fell under Chief Morelli leadership. The Fuel Farm faced many issues that could have potentially shut this service down militarily. Working with the Fuel Farm Air Force supervisor the Chief quickly put into motion to assess Fuel Farm deficiencies to include remedied for shortfalls (Ref D) He along with SSgt Welty constructed and submitted a complete assessment memorandum on Fuel Farm, though not confirmed action was significant once the information linked up with the proper channels. (Ref E)
- The mission of Air Ops was to provide 24/7 missions critical services in cargo and flight line handling, flight scheduling and controlling, air craft fueling, customs and more to neighboring tenant commands. The tenant commands consist of 2 Navy Patrol squadrons VP10 and VQ1, 1Marine Corps MAG50 F/A-18 Hornet Fighter squadron, 1 KC-130 Hercules squadron for transporting and cargo and perform refueling. The airbase was also designated as an emergency divert airfield for squadron for munitions transporting munitions and cargo and perform refueling airbase was also designated as an emergency divert airfield for distressed aircraft on missions in which Air Ops would participate in recovery actions. During Chief Morelli's tenure his team is a credited to the completion of over 4,785 mishaps free flight sorties with over 14,126 flight hours and the safe handling and movement of more than 1,400,000 pounds cargo, encompassing 105 airlifts, of cargo and munitions for warfighting ships and aircraft. (Ref B)
- His goal to standardize methods, actively mentor and delegating tasks in a short span led to more than 20 new qualifications by his department's Sailors, including: 5 Air Traffic Controller (ATC) qualifications and 10 designated LPOs on two shifts Fuels: 12 Sailors under-wing fueling/defueling R-14, R-22, R-11; Facilities: 8 Sailors on 6K and 10K forklifts, 8 Halverson K-LOADER License, facilities Sailors (AT,AM,AS) 100 percent qualified on all ground support equipment for P-3 and F/A-18 operations; Terminal: 7 sailors on 6K and 10K forklifts, and 20 qualifications as Flight Line Observer, Aircraft Handler/Director, Air Terminal Representative, and Cargo Handler. Furthermore, his Sailors facilitated the airfield driver license course, qualifying over 25 personnel.
- Chief Morelli performed duties at the Operational level as a member of the Air Boss staff. The Chief would face his greatest challenge when handed down the responsibly of acting Air Boss due to the Air Boss taking a 3 week leave. Between the Chief and the Air Operations officer located at LSA they proved to be very capable duo in running Air Operations as several inbound and outbound flights continued, including two emergency diverted aircraft. This was a remarkable undertaking to be appreciated. (Ref C)
- Chief expertise as Senior Enlisted Leader was essential to the providing guidance to individual with regard to discipline. He profoundly made a difference in junior sailor's lives. His approachable demeanor and caring attitude made him a highly sought after Chief for wayward sailors no matter their rank or profession. Chief Morelli can confident testify to the rehabilitation of 4 to 5 shipmates. The Chief also participated in 5 Liberty Risk Review Boards, 10 CDBs, 15 informal counseling sessions, 2 formal counseling sessions, 1 Inspector General Interview.
- Chief is a consummate professional able to blend diverse groups of people into a viable productive team. His style of leadership is not easily explained, but it works. In fact by the end of his tour he will have developed 3 separate teams recognized for their performance in two completely two different departments Air Operations and Billeting.
***The Chief has my highest recommendation and deserves to be awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. ***