Traditional member of the quarter named

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  • By Airman 1st Class Kayla McWalter
  • 157th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Senior Airman Amanda Goulet, 157th Medical Group Bioenvironmental technician, was named the New Hampshire Air National Guard Traditional Guard Person of the Quarter during the medical group's roll call Oct. 4, 2014.

The award is presented quarterly to a traditional guardsman that meets the criteria both in the individual's military role and in civilian life.

"Highly intelligent and has great analytical skills," wrote Senior Master Sgt. Jim Roberts, who nominated Goulet. "Her ability to quickly understand processes and then improve upon them is the main reason the Bio-Environmental office was able to complete and update the MICT [Management Internal Control Toolset] checklist and ensure the safety of our personnel."

Nominees are graded in six areas: Work ethic, integrity and overall job performance, leadership and dependability, community involvement, customer focus, being a team player and appearance.

Roberts highlighted Goulet's hard work and achievements during her time in the organization, including volunteering for the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package, also known as CERFP missions, dedicating time during the weeks between drill weekends to fit-test Army Soldiers on emergency use respirators, ensuring training requirements for the BE flight are submitted, and much more.

"Senior Airman Goulet consistently demonstrates leadership, competence and maturity. She is a highly talented professional who demonstrates the leadership qualities of a seasoned NCO," Roberts wrote in the nominee package.

He added she is costumer focused, team player and has impeccable dress and appearance.

"She utilizes her organizational and interpersonal skills to work with others, she is someone who is energetic, competent and most importantly, ready to take on any challenge that comes her way," Roberts said.

Among the many benefits of being selected for this award, Goulet will have access to a special parking spot, $50 from rotating donations from the Minuteman Fund, commanders, Air Force Sergeant Association and Chief's Group. Winners will also receive a polo shirt and a certificate or plaque.

All quarterly award winners will then be candidates for the Annual Bush Award that recognizes the outstanding guard member of the year.

The Retention Office manager will post nomination forms in public folders the month prior to the end of the quarter. Commanders, first sergeants and supervisors will also distribute through email.

For those interested in submitting an enlisted traditional member or gathering further information please contact Master Sgt. Dan Pollard at 603-430-3507.