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Arctic Warrior Chiefs' Choice Award Winner of the Month - October 2019

| JBER Public Affairs | Nov. 5, 2019

JOINT BASE ELMENODRF-RICHARDSON, Alaska —

Name: A1C Joshuel Rodríguez-Cruz Unit: 673d MDOS/SGOW

Job Description: Mental Health (MH) Technician

Time in service: 1 year and 7 months

Previous Assignments: None

Accomplishments:
- Flourished in an NCO role; took on management of MH Flight duress system protecting 80 personnel only days after arriving from tech school; coord’d recurring system checks & semiannual exercises w/SFS/MDG/WIT.
- An Airman about solutions; developed a plan and unified a team to tackle a backlog of case closures; instigated Continuous Process Improvement event to prevent the backlog from recurring.
- Key member of pre-deployment neuro testing team; recently completed 3,500 tests in 3 weeks; conducted secure data upload out of cycle, avoiding repeat tests and making data available for post-kinetic event response.
- Lead trainer for new team members; oriented 4 MH technicians, preserving Trusted Care/process fidelity.
- Executed JBER MH PCS/Deployment clearances; used expertise to help another base overcome msn gaps.