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Competence NCOER Bullet Comment Examples


If a leader demonstrates competency, genuine concern for others, and admirable character, people will follow.
—T. Richard Chase


o guided SSA to a 0% MRD rate from 34,856 MROs an GPC transactions; saved (UNIT) ,___ by utilizing installation free issue warehouse (92A)

o his direct leadership led SSA to receive a 100% on (COMMAND INSPECTION) with zero deficiencies; three Soldier award coins of excellence for MOS proficiency. (92A)

o motivated three Soldiers from removal of ABCP; brought team to zero failures

o revived once dysfunctional section; improved morale through mentorship; eight Soldiers promoted, 72 college credits, 408 correspondence hrs, 70% completed required SSD level

o pivotal in Supply Support Activity retaining a material release denial of 0% from 5,856 Marterial Release Orders and 1,930 Government Purchase Card transactions

o achieved a 98.3% course average at ALC, placing him in the top 3 in his class and earning him a place on the Commandant's List.

o capable NCO with strong potential

o has unlimited potential to excel in positions requiring technical skill

o completes tasks, training and other assignments exceedingly over standard

o constantly considers ways to improve performance to personal satisfaction beyond Army Standard

o graduated "With Honors" in six month optical training course, ranking 3rd in class

o responsible for Route Wanna checkpoint build and reconstruction of the road between two villages; enabled supply access for AUP to assist 200 villagers

o recognized with commanders award for conducting an outstanding drivers training class on the M1165 during the 126 AVN annual training period

o stellar performer; consistently demonstrated superior knowledge of CBRN tactics and procedures while displaying tremendous initiative to accomplish assigned tasks

o relentlessly pursued professional and personal development; graduated college with honors earning an associates degree with a GPA of 3.49

o developed intelligence reports that were an integral part of all company Combat patrol mission planning and CONOPs.

o civilian Contract NCO, administered all Afghanistan Local National contracts. Including interpreters, non-tactical vehicles and BOM procurement.

o TOC Night NCOIC, supported all company night operations in Afghanistan.

o the company's most knowledgeable "Command Post of the Future" systems operator and "TigerNet" battlefield imagery administrator

o provided critical behavioral health counseling, crisis support, and educational briefings for over 500 Soldiers and civilians in response the Ft. Hood tragedy

o commended by MG Chang of the 807th Medical Command for her outstanding performance and dedication to the civilians and Soldiers affected by the Ft. Hood tragedy

o AAR skills are among the best

o demonstrated high levels of competence; personally selected by the company 1SG to lead in his absence

o did not waiver from responsibility for himself; learned from his mistakes and sought self-improvement

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

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

o earned a Commendable rating for TRANSEC key control during Battalion Command Inspection Program

o Physical Security NCO program received no deficiencies on last Command inspection

o completed requirements for Associate/Bachelor Degree

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

o maintained a 3.0 or above grade point average

o as acting First Sergeant, corrected numerous problems and set a good foundation for the new 1SG

o as acting First Sergeant, demonstrated extreme competence by leading the unit through turbulent times

o excelled as First Sergeant when company 1SG was absent

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

o currently maintaining an "A" average in college

o selected above peers to act as 1SG

o scored 93 on latest SQT

o increased the number of Delayed Entry Program functions by 150%

o exceeded Delayed Entry Program functions by 9 events!

o surpassed the Brigade's retention goals by 110%

o won the Fort Sheridan land navigation course competition

o received ARCOM for Best Contact Maintenance vehicle during Corps Logistic Inspection

o received Battalion rating of Excellence for OPFOR leader in company Field Training Exercise

o received ACOE Customer Service Excellence Award in September 1992

o selected over 22 SFCs to be the Senior Instructor of Jumpmaster Branch

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

o his intelligence reports cited by Pentagon analysts as the most relevant in 10 years

o selected for induction into the Sergeant Morales Club

o honor graduate from the Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course

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

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 performed flawlessly as acting First Sergeant of NCO Academy consisting of ten BNCOC classes

o received an Army Achievement Medal for his timely processing of NCOERs

o selected for evaluation and verification of technical manuals at contractor level

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

o picked as section sergeant over five other SSGs

o received commendable rating as Training NCO during Battalion CIP

o developed and organized operational support for over 30 FTXs

o recognized with AAM for commendable performance during Secure Tactical Data Network IV

o received excellent evaluations for all nine rotational battalions for 11 separate events

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

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




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



An army of asses led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by an ass.
—George Washington


o very proficient and knowledgeable in career field

o selected to become the HHC First Sergeant over 12 other senior NCOs

o provided technical support in the planning and execution of the San Francisco Bay Area Federal Executive Board COOP working group annual table top exercise

o placed 2nd, in the 516th/311th Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition Warrior Challenge Competation (WCC) 3QT FY 10

o quickly adapted to TOC operations to become a highly effective movement NCO responsible for 100% of missions to be completed on time

o maintained situational awareness, provided essential security to his squad during patrol base operations and numerous missions

o multi-faceted NCO with excellent oral, written and computer skills; dependable and competent to the Battalion

o eagerly accomplished all assigned tasks

o earned a Commendable rating for TRANSEC key control during Battalion Command Inspection Program

o earned a rating of "exceeds the standard" on three additional duty areas during command inspections

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

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

o earned commendable ratings on all HAZMAT and Safety inspections

o earned Honor Graduate at the Foreign Language Training Center, Europe

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 earned runner up for 1st Armored Division NCO of the year award

o efficient time management enabled him to complete 12 credit hours toward a BS degree in Medical Technology with a 3.5 GPA

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

o ensured the team was prepared for all missions and contingencies prior to movement; ensured mission success

o established a MOS training program within the squad decreasing the NMC of vehicles by 40% and increasing the technical knowledge of subordinates

o established company and battalion level battle drills while adapting to evolving enemy TTPs

o exceeded course standards with academic average of 98% at Battle Staff NCO School

o exceeded Delayed Entry Program functions by 9 events!

o excelled as First Sergeant when company 1SG was absent

o excelled while acting independently and without specific instructions

o excels in the absence of orders and guidance

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

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

o expertly boresighted systems--accuracy made live-target firing unnecessary--saved over 20K in ammo

o extraordinary initiative; competent and proficient in all duties

o extremely competent and dedicated NCO

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

o extremely competent; performs all assigned duties above standards

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

o flawlessly handled finance and personnel actions for 250 soldiers with zero late transactions

o General Patton highly commended his TOC operation during the recent I Corps BCTP exercise







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.






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