Updating my packet and have revised my "Summary." Thoughts?
I am SSG Miller. I want to be an Army Aviator. I have, throughout my career, served in a variety of specialties and have gained immense experience greater than my rank and time in service would imply. I have served as an Abrams Tank System Maintainer, an Internment/ Resettlement Specialist, Special Operations Civil Affairs NCO, and am currently serving as the Operations NCO for a Special Operations Civil Affairs Company . I draw on this wealth of knowledge and experience to make sound decisions, and strive to excel as a leader and mentor. I pursue excellence in any and all tasks and undertakings. While my experiences thus far do not directly apply to flight or aviation, I strongly believe that they have prepared me to continue to succeed in my career as an Army Aviator.
During my time as an Abrams Tank System Maintainer, I was the Honor Graduate of my Advanced Individual Training class, and was selected to receive additional specialized training in troubleshooting and repairing electrical, hydraulic, and drive systems of the M1A1 and M1A2 Main Battle Tanks. I served as a mechanic in E Co. 26th BSB at Fort. Stewart, GA, and was responsible for the maintenance of ten M1A1 SEPV2 Tank Systems. In addition, I was assigned to the vehicle recovery team and received specialized training on the operation of the M88A2 HERCULES Recovery Vehicle and all of its equipment.
As an Internment/Resettlement Specialist, I was assigned to work in the United States Disciplinary Barracks as a member of the 256th MP Company (I/R) in Leavenworth, Kansas. Immediately after achieving the minimum time required, I tested and applied to work in the Special Housing Unit, responsible for the custody of Maximum Custody, Protective Custody, and Death Sentence Inmates. I succeeded. Upon promotion to Sergeant, I was reassigned to HHC 705th MP Company and placed in charge of a team, and then a squad, in the Midwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility. I again tested to work in the Special Housing Unit as soon as I was eligible, becoming responsible for the persons on Pre-Trial Confinement, as well as Maximum Custody Inmates and those on segregation status. Working in these unique scenarios required me to be able to work alone while supervising over seventy inmates at one time, and through this experience I acquired abundant skill in interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, and attention to detail.
In 2014, I attended Civil Affairs Assessment and Selection where I was selected to pursue training to become a Civil Affairs NCO. Enroute, I attended the Basic Parachutist Course at Fort Benning, GA and received the Walter Morris NCO Honor Graduate Award.
Throughout the Civil Affairs Qualification Course, I consistently performed and achieved at a high level, far-exceeding standards and graduating on the Commandant's List. I was assigned to the 91st Civil Affairs Battalion (Special Operations)(Airborne) and was subsequently placed on Civil Affairs Team (CAT) 143, a 4-person element, with whom I deployed to Kenya. I worked closely alongside DOD and Interagency partners conducting Civil Affairs Operations (CAO) and Civil Military Operations (CMO) to identify and mitigate drivers of instability in the country as well as illuminating the networks and actions of other outside Great Power actors seeking to influence the region. After serving 36 months on a CAT, I was reassigned to the 97th Civil Affairs Battalion (Special Operations)(Airborne) where I competed in and won the Battalion NCO of the Quarter Board, continuing on to win the Brigade Level NCO of the Quarter Board.
During my time working on CAT 143, I was fortunate to interact with multiple flight crews, both Active Duty and former military in an operational environment. I had the privilege to ride in multiple different aircraft through varying weather conditions, storms, high winds, and extremely low visibility. The utmost professionalism and talent that the pilots possessed was astounding. How the pilots handled themselves under pressure and in tense situations proved their skill and ability. Through my discussions with the various pilots that I met and my experiences flying with them, I decided that I wanted to become a pilot myself.
I believe that I can serve and fulfill the obligations of an Army Warrant Officer and as an Army Aviator.