Petty Officer Portis Essay

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Petty Officer Portis is highly recommended for the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his sustained superior performance of duties while serving as Tactical Support Communication (TSCOMM) Leading Petty Officer and project supervisor for the TSCOMM facility relocation project at U.S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station (NCTS), Far East Detachment Okinawa during the period of October 2016 to January 2017. As Leading Petty Officer of TSCOMM and Work Center Supervisor, he flawlessly led a team of four Sailors during the TSCOMM relocation project, assisting Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) field engineers in the removal and relocation of communications equipment and antennas valued at over $1.2M. Personally…show more content…
His efforts greatly enhanced the partnership between NCTS Far East Detachment Okinawa and 18th Comms Squadron and will have a lasting effect on a vital communications mission to the SEVENTH Fleet area of…show more content…
Furthermore, he was personally responsible for the weekly status updates that were provided to the NCTS Far East Commanding Officer via Detachment Okinawa Officer-in-Charge. His superb focus on mission support during the very complex and demanding TSCOMM relocation project, enabled his team to remove, relocate and quickly restore 10 critical voice and data circuits to Patrol Reconnaissance Force SEVENTH Fleet, Tactical Operations Center Kadena and deployed VP/VQ squadrons in direct support of Commander, Task Force 72, Commander, Task Group 72.1 and Commander, SEVENTH Fleet missions. Petty Officer Portis ' phenomenal performance made absolute and lasting contributions to NCTS Far East Detachment Okinawa and the overall communications readiness and mission success of the war fighter. Petty Officer Portis is most deserving of the recognition afforded by the awarding of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement

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