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A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.
—John J. Pershing


o ensured approval of 5628 range and land requests enabling repetitive certifications on various weapons systems and operations training for over 15,000 personnel

o displayed outstanding interpersonal communication skills by developing a rapport with the DOD civilian run range control to achieve a 96% reservation acceptance rate

o flawlessly devised and developed a plan to prep and deploy two UH-60 helicopters and all required equipment to JRTC rotation 15-06 in support of 1/82 BCT

o selected to serve as the PSG on multiple occasions due to his superior abilities and competency resulting in sustained operations and flawless mission continuation

o continually sought after by seniors, peers and subordinates throughout the BN as the sole point of contact for Automated Logistics related issues and systems training

o inducted into both the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and Honorable Order of Saint Barbara for his competence as Leader and Lifetime accomplishments in the ADA

o demonstrates outstanding aptitude for recruiting operations and administrative functions necessary for success as a RRNCO

o tediously monitored Quality System standards by maintaining a 1% zero balance rate, exceeding the TRADOC objective of no more than 10 percent

o continually sought after by seniors, peers and subordinates throughout the BN as the sole point of contact for Automated Logistics related issues and systems training

o embraced leadership roles tenaciously with a primary focus on standards, counseling and MEDPROS; sacrificed family and personal time to resolve Soldier's issues

o earned an Associates Degree in General Studies during this rating period; diligent in pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science with a current GPA of 3.76

o a sufficiently knowledgeable and resourceful Noncommissioned Officer; used all available resources to successfully deliver daily instruction

o received into the Order of Saint Martin by the USAREUR G4 for his cumulative contributions to USAREUR and the 172D Infantry Brigade

o uses valuable time wisely, consistently excels at completing assigned tasks on time to meet critical deadlines

o dedication to duty exemplified in his sacrifice of personal time to unit needs

o effectively executed all missions and goals assigned regardless of difficulty

o blends knowledge with technical confidence resulting in all task completed in a timely manner, with zero delays

o deployed on three hostile fire missions; resutling in no hostile acts to the Combatant Commander

o instrumental in the day to day tracking of company elements, flawlessly relaying critical time sensitive information to the operations section

o selected by the Staff Judge Advocate and Command Paralegal as the command's Coggins Award nominee, an award for excellence for paralegals

o processed over 520 legal actions while deployed to a theater of combat operations with 95 percent accuracy

o used exceptionally sound judgement and diplomacy when addressing legal issues with command teams

o directly responsible for ensuring all battalions deployed with over 30 days of supply of CLVIII to sustain healthcare operations until logistical assets were functional

o improved Battalion supply, maintenance, and financial programs, producing a twenty percent increase in equipment serviceability rates

o technically and tactically proficient Master Gunner; supervised over 200 ranges and qualifications across the brigade

o spearheaded renovations for over twenty B-HUT's with limited time and resources to accommodate living area shortages for brigade personnel in OEF

o successfully established and managed Class IV supplies needed to accomplish repair operations in the BDE LSA foot print at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan

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

o repeatedly called upon to work with depot MSE technicians at Tobyhanna Army Depot

o achieved commendable rating as unit security manager on Battalion Command Inspection Program

o made Dean's List with distinction for 4.0 grade average in Bachelor degree program

o directly responsible for the units extremely successful deployment to NTC

o developed training management system which led unit to excellence rating during CI

o continually demonstrates competence and knowledge of a 1SG

o quickly mastered all facets of PACOM's largest distribution element--reduced workload on team

o set the standard within the Brigade for Range certification

o made decisions based upon his and his personnel's experience; always made the right choices for the team as a whole

o outstanding judgment; always gives sound advice and guidance

o first unit NCO to earn I Corps Distinguished Leader by demonstrating outstanding leadership skills

o selected ahead of peers to attend PLDC

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 ARCOM for development of unit MOS library

o awarded TRADOC Certificate of Achievement for First Quarter 03 reenlistment

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

o received commendable rating during annual CIP for Unit Fire Marshall duties

o recognized for outstanding performance during the Follow on Test and Evaluation (FOT&E)

o received award for his part in the first ever MSE deployment to Fort Hood, Texas

o extraordinary initiative; competent and proficient in all duties

o excelled while acting independently and without specific instructions

o his invaluable experience and technical knowledge led to his selection and certification as a CPR instructor

o used initiative and aptitude to tackle and complete complex missions

o ensured a rapid and a professional deployment of individual teams for the area of operations during OIF II

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

o his knowledge and efforts to improve himself and the NCO Corps were key in his being recommended for promotion to Staff Sergeant

o achieves exceptional results in regards to mission accomplishment 100% of the time

o orchestrated the resupply of all expendable items in minimal time which was critical to the success of the unit's deployment to Bosnia

o selected for a special mission at Battalion level over 5 other crewchiefs

o his astute attention to detail and management resulted in his crew maintaining 100% operational readiness rate during Operation Noble Anvil

o revised and implemented the company Field Sanitation Program and SOP converting the inspected area from black to green

o completed 4 college credit hours and 125 correspondence course hours

o expertise and dedication were instrumental in conducting an excellent two week DA-level NBC test

o won the daily Barracks and Maintenance Inspections Award

o expert support resulted in first place victory in USAISC worldwide supply excellence competition

o developed two theater-level order of battle databases; improved deployment success

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

o developed an automated review of 7 databases, reviewed over 21,700 QM positions Army wide

o unparalleled ability to multitask and achieve outstanding results

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





Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!
— Sun Tzu, the Art of War


o earned a rating of 99% in the area of training on the Standard Evaluation and Assistance Team external inspection, setting the standard for the rest of the CST program

o selected by the Company Commander to be the CFC S-1 NCOIC due to his superior competence and judgment; performed two levels above his rank

o displayed extreme technical competence; graduated from the Civil Support Skills Course; resulted in the capability to quickly react to HAZMAT operations

o consistently sought self improvement; earned 50 college credits towards a degree in emergency management while deployed to OEF X with no loss in continuity

o unparalleled technical and tactical knowledge; set the foundation for all mortar training for the Afghan National Army (ANA) at the Consolidated Fielding Center

o served as Platoon Sergeant for the company headquarters platoon with 27 Soldiers; the platoon continued to meet training standards and complete all tasks on time

o planned and executed a company level mortar live fire exercise; maintained the mortar sections ability to conduct combat operations and sustain mission readiness

o replaced a Major as interpreter manager for 70 Afghan linguists; enabled 24 multi-lingual kandaks to validate and deploy to their operational areas during OEF X

o planned and observed 10 mortar live fire exercises; all rounds impacted safely and effectively within two adjustments exceeding the FM 3-09.30 standards

o continued to seek self-improvement; learned foreign weapons systems in order to earn the coveted German Schutzenschnur Badge

o worked above his pay grade as a company Fire Support Officer (FSO); created classes and company SOPs for fire support section that ensured mission readiness

o coordinated and scheduled fire support training at the company level; ensured all Soldiers in the company were trained in call for fire tasks on indirect fire missions

o demonstrated tactical and technical knowledge; used his experience to train and develop the previous and incoming FSO

o awarded the ______ Medal for dedication to mission succes, force protection, analytical expertise, and action during combat operations in ________

o served as a key advisor to coordinate labor and resources to support two unit Organization Day functions feeding over 500 personal

o proficient at his duties as gunner, he completed the mission with little guidance from his superiors

o performed duties as Range Safety Officer/NCOIC at Range 18 M16/M4 zero range with no reported injuries or safety violations while zeroing over 5000 firers

o excellent NCO who possesses outstanding technical and tactical proficiency

o delegated effectively; developed his subordinates to lead

o delivered over 2M gallons JP-8 aviation fuel to 110K aircraft annually; maintained impressive 15-minute average response time

o demonstrated excellent technical and tactical knowledge as a squad leader ensuring all tasks were completed in a timely manner and exceeding all standards

o demonstrated sound mature judgment

o demonstrates outstanding aptitude for operational and administrative work

o designed, contracted, and installed computer systems for 2 APODs and ASP Headquarters

o developed 11B/13B BNCOC FTX-STX that became the model for all Noncommissioned Officer Academies

o developed a database program for security that was implemented as brigade standard

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

o developed an automated review of 7 databases, reviewed over 21,700 QM positions Army wide

o developed and organized operational support for over 30 FTXs

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

o developed the first-ever maintenance SOP, created a standardized system for the Iraqi Border Patrol

o developed training management system which led unit to excellence rating during CI

o developed two theater-level order of battle databases; improved deployment success

o developed, implemented the Iraqi Border Police's Maintenance, Driver's Training and Dispatching programs

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 directly responsible for the units extremely successful deployment to NTC

o displayed convoy commander for over 150 Combat Logistic Patrols, with no loss of soldiers or equipment

o displayed high training skills and technical knowledge

o displayed outstanding organizational abilities; ensured the maintenance and upkeep of 11 wheeled vehicles and trailers with a property book value of $1,109,401

o displayed the ability to perform at a level of greater responsibility in the absense of his supervisor

o displayed the highest levels of professional competence in execution of his duties

o displays tactical and technical knowledge well beyond his skill level

o distinguished honor graduate of his BNCOC course

o distinguished Honor Graduate of the Traffic Management Accident Investigation Course

o drill Sergeant of the Quarter, Southeast Region Command

o during the Fort Gordon Signal Symposium his section received laudatory comments from the Commanding General





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 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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