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Competence NCOER Bullet Comment Examples

These are days when no one should rely unduly on his "competence." Strength lies in improvisation. All the decisive blows are struck left-handed.
—Walter Benjamin


o critical and independent thinker, possesses the confidence and mental toughness to strive for excellence

o successfully completed resilience training and a two week SHARP course to enhance the performance of the company and herself

o awarded AAM for successfully establishing and managing entry control proceedures needed to accomplish secure network training operations for over 200 personnel

o exceeded course standards and graduated ALC with Commandant's List honors exhibiting the highest level of professionalism and competency

o reviewed, identified, and corrected 162 signature cards (DA 1687s) for the entire Group; resulting in an increased accuracy rating of 75% to 97%

o received Army achievement medal for his skill and ability as a gunner while participating in annual training for 2012

o selected above his peers to serve as the Fire Support NCO at Combat Outpost Deysie where he coordinated more than 20 fire missions that were vital to COP security

o selected over his peers for his sound judgment to serve as the Battle NCO at COP Deysie where he facilitated the success of the Troop Intelligence Support Team

o demonstrated proficiency in controlling rotary-wing assets while under fire repeatedly, his actions were instrumental in deterring further enemy attacks on his unit

o she demonstrated outstanding abilities to keep up the fast pace, high demands as Medical Training NCOIC for deploying medics while battling PTSD, placed over 1200 medics in schools with no errors in 2011

o maintained the most efficient enlistment processing section in the company while operating at 98% first time go's for enlistment packets

o possesses the potential to serve at the highest levels in the Army

o reliable mentor with a strong sense of ethics who was frequently consulted by his peers and Master Gunner for his expertise and guidance on MOS and Soldier's issues

o successfully mentored the Company Commander and Executive Officer's crews in order to qualify first time on Gun Table VI during M1A1 Abrams Gunnery

o selected to be the platoon sergeant for a total of 4 weeks during the rated period; superbly handled the additional responsibilities

o flawless performer thriving and performing best under challenging circumstances

o sought self-improvement through foreign language classes with Rosetta Stone during off duty hours

o innovative in devising alternative solutions

o management expertise and extensive knowledge in logistics led to the success of daily logistics support to two maneuver task forces, over 1,000 Soldiers, spread across three provinces simultaneously, the only FSC in the brigade tasked with this mission

o developed and published mission SOP for use by Watch NCOs of echelon-above-corps intelligence unit

o received Winner Circle award from the community commander for outstanding support during Desert Storm

o selected to train the Royal Saudi Air Defense Force during Desert Storm

o selected by scuba Team to train 1st Group Pre-scuba course

o received five outstanding classroom evaluations during this report period

o implemented a proactive program to reduce tool shortages; over 900 man hours saved in six month period

o reduced waiting period for Computerized Tomography exams from 2 months to 1 day

o ranked third in the FORSCOM maintenance excellence award program

o achieved an outstanding rating on 3 out of 4 command inspections, best in the battalion

o organized, equipped and deployed six inspection teams to the USSR

o received a commendable rating in publications management during Brigade Organizational Inspection

o earned M60 MG Master which placed him in the top 10% of the Division's NCOs

o earned Recruiter Gold Badge at Colorado Springs post in less than 12 months

o served as the senior medical advisor in support of tactical convoy operations and close quarters combat live fire ranges during OIF 2

o dexterity and competence led to his selection as a Flight Instructor over 6 of his peers for the unit's Aircrew Training Program

o earned a third Air Medal for his exemplary performance in combat and dedication to duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom

o assisted in medical evacuation of over 2,000 U.S. and Multi-National Coalition soldiers from MNC-I Forward Operating Bases

o his tactical proficiency was continually sought after by subordinates and superiors; persistently incorporated his former combat experiences to improve unit operations

o managed all aviation maintenance enabling his team to amass over 600 combat flight hours maintaining an OR rate of over 95%

o his professionalism and duty performance in combat during Operation Just Cause earned him an Air Medal

o maintained all certifications required for transition to 91W

o earned a second Air Medal for his exemplary performance in combat, daily medevac operations, and dedication to duty during Operation Fiery Vigil

o developed a unique and efficient approach for debriefing crewmembers returning from missions involving critically or fatally wounded soldiers

o medical knowledge and attention to detail and ability to make split-second decisions saved lives

o his tactical and technical expertise led to his selection as an Observer/Controller for an NTC rotation of the 66th Med Co (AA)

o always in focus and is superbly well organized; never without direction

o her consistent performance has been invaluable to daily operations of the company

o two time Brigade NCO of the Quarter

o knowledgeable NCO who demonstrated the ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously

o technically and tactically proficient

o knowledge, skills and abilities equal to or greater than peers and superiors

o competence and ability unequaled; stands out among his peers

o possesses the ability to make sound decisions with precision and accuracy

o accepted all obstacles as challenges; accepts nothing less than total success

o received the Brigade Disciplinary Award twice for unit excellence

o received commendable rating as 1SG in all areas during the Battalion Command Inspection

o selected from among 80 other NCOs as National Defense Transportation Association NCO of the Year

o highly skilled in planning, coordinating required equipment and personnel and conducting aircraft maintenance

o his attention to detail and invaluable experience played a vital role in the successful deployment of his team for OIF

o his vast experience and competence led to his selection over 10 other NCOs as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor

o extremely competent; performed all duties above expected standards and expectations

o received commendable ratings during all Brigade Command Inspections

o commended by the Battalion Commander for his flawless execution of Physical Training

o conducted an air insertion mission and cleared an entire village to prevent insurgents from conducting future operations in the Battalion AO





Tolerance is compromise; compromise is weakness!
—-MSG Johnson


o served as Squad Leader in the Fuel and Water Platoon; continually demonstrated competence and knowledge which aided in the success of the 308th BSB support missions

o performs with little or no supervision in carrying out the mission when given the oporder

o Soldier performed above and beyond his paygrade at annual training acting as the S-6 NCO

o flawlessly processed over 300 school packets for Soldiers to attend NCOES and ASI producing school

o proved indespensible as an ICV Gunner during the 5/2 SBCT unit NTC rotation

o completed 9 semester hours of college towards a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice

o battalion recognized by CSA as Army's best electronic warfare unit

o battery named best at ground defense by the Commanding General at Ft Sill

o certified over 75 items of TMDE, key to laboratory's 3 day backlog--lowest backlog in years

o chosen as a brigade 1999 DLI Language Olympics team member due to his language skills

o chosen as Observer Controller to assist a FSB which resulted in a successful JRTC rotation

o chosen over six other team chiefs to support critical real world mission in Ethiopia

o cleared over 2000 miles during route clearance missions during three months of combat operations resulting in the safely discovery of two IED's and zero casualties

o commended by Battalion Commander for his platoon's flawless execution of STX lane training

o commended by Battalion CSM for excellent performance as acting First Sergeant

o commended by the Battalion Commander for his flawless execution of Physical Training

o commended by the Battalion Commander for his Leaderbook; now used as an example for others to follow

o commended by USAREUR IG for NCO Certification Program established for the Bn

o commended for developing a Suicide Prevention Program that was adopted throughout the command

o committed to excellence; anything less is unacceptable

o competence and ability unequaled; stands out among his peers

o completed 11 credit hours towards a bachelors degree in off-duty time with a overall 4.0 average

o completed 18 semester hours of college towards a associate degree maintaining a 3.8 grade point average despite a demanding work schedule during his rating period

o completed 30 college credit hours

o completed 4 college credit hours and 125 correspondence course hours

o completed over 50 combat missions while assigned to an Infantry Company in the Sunni Triangle during OIF 03-06

o completed over 700 jobs as section NCOIC

o completed requirements for Associate/Bachelor Degree

o completed Signal Leadership Course, Special Forces Operations Course by correspondence during this period

o completed the 100 mile, joint unit Nijmegen March with the first group of finishers

o completes all tasks timely and beyond expectations

o conducted 12 raids, captured 55 detainees from the Al-Qaeda, Tawid Al-Jihad, Jaysh Al-Islam and Mahdi Militia terrorist networks

o conducted 16 sniper missions to limit terrorist movement in the Company AO; decreased IED activity by 50%

o conducted an air insertion mission and cleared an entire village to prevent insurgents from conducting future operations in the Battalion AO

o conducted over 70 aeromedical evacuation missions achieving maximum results while flying over 250 combat hours

o conducted the installation support modules project and demonstration for the Army Chief of Staff

o conducted traffic control for over twenty major command ceremonies with no traffic incidents

o considered to be the best First Sergeant by all outside organizations we deal with

o consistently displayed sound mature judgment

o consistently enrolled in Army Correspondence Courses

o consistently enrolled in MOS, military and civilian courses

o constantly seeks self-improvement; always willing to grow, learn, and improve

o continually demonstrates competence and knowledge of a 1SG

o continuously sought out by peers and superiors throughout the Battalion for operational guidance

o coordinated the safe movement of over 6,000 passengers with the Deployment Center and Base Ops

o created the unit NCO Battle Book which was adopted by the entire 614th FA Artillery Group

o Crime Prevention Program rated best on the installation by the Provost Marshall's Office

o currently maintaining an "A" average in college





Redeployment Problems

o makes continuous attempts to assist other Soldiers with pre-deployment training but unable to express himself due to nervous condition

o complies with all training requirements but progress after return from deployment is slow; recommend counseling

o dedicated himself to the well-being of the Soldiers but is neglecting his own health to the point that the misison is threatened

o exemplifies the total Soldier but increasingly fails to show patience for training since redeployment

o performance has declined since redeployment; all efforts appear to require more effort with lessened results

o showed rare aptitude for operations planning but unable to work with peers or participate in group planning; recommend counseling

o first rate vehicle maintainer; turn-around time still good but half of what it was before Afghan rotation

o his techniques and procedures contributed to unit success during both stateside and overseas missions but family life has deteriorated and SGT is often late for work

o displays alternately a keen motivation and a distrust and unwillingness to follow orders; recommend medical evaluation


We need more bullets that demonstrate NCOs' inability to adapt or readjust after returning from deployment. NCOs with PTSD are being hurt when they send NCOERs to the Medical Board which fail to document the symptoms of PTSD or how their performance was affected.



Needs Improvement

o failed to report on time for company movement to annual training

o fully capable of accomplishing simple tasks with proper supervision and coaching

o is committed to the unit and accomplishing tasks, but lacks the drive to utilize his knowledge and experience to be successful

o requires supervision; lacked ability to be an independent problem solver in order to accomplish the mission

o did not learn from previous mistakes; inefficient in his inability to perform duties as a Staff Sergeant

o fully capable of accomplishing simple tasks with proper supervision and coaching

o Soldier under-performed during rating period, resulting in mission failure

o accomplished 66.6% of assigned mission; enlisting 12 soldiers against a mission of 18 soldiers

o is committed to the unit and accomplishing tasks, but lacks the drive to utilize her knowledge and experience to be successful

o failed to meet requirements necessary to maintain his MOS

o is committed to the unit and accomplishing tasks, but lacks the knowledge and experience to be successful at this time

o disregarded his better judgment by negotiating an impassable mountain road resulting in damage to the non-tactical vehicle

o showed poor judgment when he attempted to navigate river bed with a non-tactical vehicle; damged undercarriage, inoperable

o took the wrong platoon's truck and failed to dispatch another truck, in addition to missing SP by forty minutes while assigned as a convoy commander

o wasted valuable training time taking over four hours to process sixteen Soldier's APFT results

o required substantial assistance from multiple people completing routine administrative tasks such as an NCOER, memorandum, and awards

o unable to multitask in a high OPTEMPO area, due to lack of knowledge of her additional duty which is Company Training NCOIC

o decertified as a Howitzer Chief of Section for his flagrant violation of directions by allowing his non-certified Gunner to fire a live round during Battery Certifications

o failed to assume duties and responsibilities as senior NCO in the absence of the NCOIC

o struggles with following up with tasks given to him by his first line leader

o was unable to qualify in key tasks and limited the readiness of the entire team

o performed admirably in most duties but needs to concentrate on...

o failure to use TM is a frequent problem and risks equipment and personnel





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