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A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
—Robert A. Heinlein


o expert SARSS technician; helped identify and solve system and software errors that would have impaired SSA operations and mission execution

o demonstrated outstanding flexibility throughout multiple cycles of increased student attendance; resulted in a seamless level of instruction, demonstration, and training

o possessed a tremendous knowledge base in linguistics, which contributed to the mission almost everyday

o highly knowledgeable and experienced NCO; demonstrated tactical and technical proficiency during four dismounted live fires and a mounted gunnery rotation

o competence and ability unequaled; stands out among his peers as a tactical trainer who drew from his combat experience for first-rate training to new Soldiers

o task-oriented and detail-minded; completed assignments to the fullest while staying focused to make sound and thoughtful decisions

o selected by BN leadership over two MSG's to work as the BN Battle NCO due to his attention to detail, individual experience, and technical and tactical competence

o as a BTL CPT, ensured the timely and accurate tracking of over 300 patrols moving in and through the Battalion's OE, providing support and current operational updates

o supervised the battery howitzer sections' safe and accurate firing of over 150 rounds of illumination in support of area-denial operations in Maysan Province

o diligently planned, resourced and executed over ten PSD security missions; his professionalism and dedication were key to the sucess of each of his missions

o demonstrated the knowledge to instruct and make sound decisions

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

o maintained readiness by completing 100% of all mandatory training and classes in a timely manner

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 absolute quality performance in MOS task

o provided outstanding admin support to Bravo Company Soldiers, 101st Civil Affairs Battalion prior to, at Mob station, and during their deployment.

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

o supervised the processing of 1,000 military police reports with zero errors

o his position held by officers in other battalions

o unafraid of making decisions despite personal risk

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

o outstanding ability to plan and direct operations and activities of any scope or size

o demonstrates outstanding aptitude for operational and administrative work

o organized the set up and execution of an extremely successful Organizational Day

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

o recognized by Post Commander for professionalism of his soldiers Squad Live Fire exercise

o recognized by Brigade Commander for excellence as NCOIC of special fitness program

o drill Sergeant of the Quarter, Southeast Region Command

o completed 30 college credit hours

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 handled extremely stressful, potentially dangerous situations during Operation Just Cause with ease

o her knowledge of Squad Leader duties/skills is sought by subordinates and peers alike

o consistently enrolled in MOS, military and civilian courses

o always prepared to take on any task given

o excels in the absence of orders and guidance

o outstanding knowledgeable and resourceful NCO

o sought self-improvement through correspondence courses

o achieved superior results when confronted with major responsibilities and limited resources

o accomplished all tasks assigned with total accuracy

o consistently enrolled in Army Correspondence Courses

o selected above peers for difficult missions

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

o demonstrated sound mature judgment

o selected over peers to perform in SSG position

o spent many hours of self-study to better enhance job skills

o highly skilled in all tasks required of a Senior Instructor

o always displayed high level of initiative

o technically competent NCO; best I've known in my 15 years of service

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

o total competence in the areas of security and theater specific requirements

o analyzed and tracked enemy historical point of origin sites; assisted in effective enemy attack zone targeting, reduced IDF attacks by 40%

o his competence enabled him to rank 3d of 20 recruiters in mission accomplishment

o achieved positive results when confronted with major responsibilities and limited resources

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



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.






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