Donald Ross is a Chief Warrant Officer 2 who is currently serving in Iraq and is a military Hero of his family and Church. I have known Don for a couple of years and know him to be a very caring and involved individual. He has served in two critical and key positions as the Battalion Movement and Maintenance Officer for the 392nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB) at Victory Base Baghdad, Iraq. He is an exceptional officer who performs his duties in an outstanding manor. Don excelled in both positions during a battalion deployment, making an immediate impact in each area. While serving in these two positions, Don Ross was responsible for the maintenance and movement of 598 Soldiers,71 Airmen, and 561 Civilians that consisted of 392nd ESB Task Force Raven. He spear-headed the development of a new Battalion Maintenance Logistical Civilian Augmentation Program that enabled the sustainment of network communication assets to include critical cabling equipment. His untiring commitment and dedication to the battalion's maintenance programs and vehicle training program ensured an Overall Readiness Rate of 95%. Don has been awarded a number of medals and received several commendations from his superiors. These include 2 Bronze Stars, 2 Meritorious Service Medals, 4 Army Accommodation Medals, 3 Army Achievement Medals, 6 Good Conduct Medals and Combat Action Badge. Don contributed over 200 hours of his personal time to the Iraqi scouting program. As one of the boy and girl guide leaders with the Victory Base Council (VBC) in Iraq, he conducted scout skills training sessions at multiple youth meetings, to both boy and girl scouts. This included scout crafts and fundamental skills such as knot tying, first aid, camping skills, and team-building. The skills training has been so successful, older scouts are now teaching younger scouts basic skills, an important element in transitioning to a youth-led program. CW2 Don Ross was instrumental in providing weekly activities for the Scouts guide program and his planning and dedication ensured there was always plenty of resources and volunteers for the Scouts. His initiative ensured the progression of the VBC Scouting program.