Billeting Award Examples
As military operations ramped-up in the region, Chief Morelli was called upon to manage the Billeting department for all of Isa Air Base 15Sep2014. The berthing footprint consists of over 3200 beds and 1476 living space containers and tents. As well, he would answer to tasks directly given by the OIC. The Chief welcomed the opportunity but this new role would be not easy for it entailed an overhaul of the existing Billeting practices on a major scale and it included manpower exercises with projected surges in personnel acting as forward operating divisions in a multinational military arena.
- The Billeting LCPO position required an individual capable of doing more with less; less staff, less resources, and less options, but more protocols and higher visibility. The job needed an individual keenly adaptable, quick to learn, and an expert with strong social and negotiating skills to interface and work alongside civilians, all branches of military service at all rank levels. It needed a Chief Morelli.
- With no knowledge of Billeting the Chief relied on his years of experience to confront this change-up. Literally working from the ground up, the Chief gather data of all kinds and linked this information it to the tasks passed down from the outgoing staff. In a matter of weeks one could see the streamlined changes and progress Chief implemented as the data was put to work achieving the following objectives:
- Updated maps and footprints consolidate to accommodate tenant commands and to be easily managed.
- Real time spreadsheets with more accurate data.
- A cohesive team of 4 sailors in which any one could the other's job.
- A responsive team on a 24/7 schedule that communicates well with each other and developed customer's service skills unmatched.
- A job board which projected daily, weekly, 30 days out, 60 days
- A confidence that the job will get done no matter when, no matter wear, without supervision.
- A team motived to come to work, to learn, to be involved in decision making, to suggest new methods.
The OIC keeps in sync with Billeting operations and he depends highly on Chief Morelli's skills to carry requested tasks:
* Tasked too escort the MCPON Stevens and the CNO Admiral Greenert's on a RLB tour Thanksgiving week, the Chief received a Bravo Zulu on living space arrangements and for the professionalism shown by him and his team.
- To assist Seabees in solar panel speed sign implementation. Completed and in production.
- Provided accurate data on berthing, buildings, rooms, and beds, for OCT 2014-2015 fiscal year budget.
- Provided accurate data for oncoming OIC turnover FEB 2015.
- Generate reports on number of latrines, their location, stats on male /female ratio, revising policy for Wet-Chu and DV accommodations for forecasting.
- Revised slides on Billeting for meetings and for the Right Start program.
- His team employed full scale Billeting services for 5 multiservice forward operation exercises. Exercises from DEC2014 to MAR 2015: CORPRAL CORPUS, US Marines and Royal Marines 134; COOP, DCJ2 Training 85; DESERT TEMPEST; NEON FALCON, ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING, Marines 100. While exercises were in full force, monthly RIPS/TOAS continued to demand TLC for the team, who stepped up the pace to cover.
- The Chief led a busy schedule outside Billeting with collateral duties as: FEMA representative for Supply Department-2 GMT Command Training Team Facilitator, teaching: Communication, Equal Opportunity, Sexual Harassment and Suicide prevention. 3 Rating Exam proctor for 2 cycles 7, Watch standing duty: 1 of a 10 member team under the AIOC to assume the title normally held by junior naval officers, Command Duty Officer (CDO) 11.
Individual accomplishments and team achievements leading to mission accomplishment:
- Expedited for Warehouse a network printer. Expedited the magneto repair on a badly needed Gator.Complete.
- TF1 submission to finish adding new roofs to RLBs. This was a proactive approach to prevent tenant relocation, interrupting crew rest and to reduce black mold issues.
- Submitted request for a Supply department truck.
- Revamped all Billeting forms. Request Check-in and Check-out, All Berthing spreadsheets.
- A Job Well Done Chief Morelli prevented a cargo shipment from being turned away. The shipment consists of two 40ft freight trucks with a total weight of 24,440 lbs. of steel frame stackable bunk beds 21 pallets 5 to 6 beds, 1000 lbs. per pallet. Chief formed a working party pulling from resources throughout the Supply department divisions. Motivated by the chief we stopped a large shipment on a years back order from being denied access to ISA Air Base. If this mission related shipment was turned away the additional costs and loss to the Navy would have been immense and the shipments would have had to be rescheduled for delivery taking months to return. The chief skills, quick thinking and his shipmate's eager to assists averted a diversion.
- Chief was called up to investigate a believed black mold issue inside the Marine compound Communications Center. Thru his investigation a major step was missing, to get an expert lab testing of the air and substance.
- Chief Morelli's junior sailor caught a Tricare coverage snafu was Tricare would not commit to paying upfront any medical related charges for incidents off base. The costs would be on the Sailor to pay them get reimbursed at a later time. This is unacceptable and could lead to traumatic cost for the member and possible detention.
- Instrumental in the roll-out of uniform drop boxes. This was a great success.
Chief Morelli's professionalism and personal involvement in every facet of daily logistics ensured 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 has made him an invaluable asset to the Command, significantly contributing to not only its operational readiness, but playing an essential role in the base commendations.
*** Chief Morelli has my confidence and support in receiving the prestigious Navy Commendation Metal ***
BILLETING SUPPORT FROM _________ TO _________. AS BILLETING LPO, HE PREPARED AND PACKAGED OVER 3,000 LINEN SUPPLY SETS AND PROVIDED PRIMARY SUPPORT TO OVER 900 RLBS, TOTALING 2,700 BILLETING ACCOMMODATIONS. ADDITIONALLY, LS1 FELDMAN SCHEDULED AND CONDUCTED 370 ROOM INSPECTIONS AND MAINTAINED ORDER AND DISCIPLINE IN A ROUND-THE-CLOCK ENVIRONMENT. HE METICULOUSLY PROCESSED 290 DAY-SLEEPER REQUESTS WITH N0 ERRORS AND ALSO RESPONDED TO OVER 500 BILLETING TROUBLE CALLS CRITICAL TO THE MORALE OF THE AIR OPERATIONS MISSION. LS2 FELDMAN'S UNRIVALED EXPERTISE AND DEDICATION TO DUTY HAD A LASTING AND POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE LIVING CONDITIONS OF ISA AIR BASE. BY HIS NOTEWORTHY ACCOMPLISHMENTS, PERSEVERANCE, AND DEVOTION TO DUTY PETTY OFFICER FELDMAN REFLECTED GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.