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No letters after your name are ever going to be a total guarantee of competence any more than they are a guarantee against fraud. Improving competence involves continuing professional development ... That is the really crucial thing, not just passing an examination.
—Colette Bowe


o maintained 100% accountability of 402 lines of the BN's shop stock valued at ,000; extremely vital in maintaining the BN's overall 98% readiness rate

o excelled as the NCOIC of the Orderly Room; handled multiple projects and taskings that resulted in 100% mission accomplishment

o exercises strong sound judgment in dealing with occurrences that transpire during the normal course of daily operations

o coordinated and supervised the transportation of a High Risk Soldier over 3 states to multiple treatment and rehabilitation facilities without incident

o provided first aid and life saving measures to a heat stroke casualty during the MEDCOM Best Warrior Competition

o performed over 100 surgeries on four bone regeneration animal protocols with a greater than 95 percent survival rate

o extremely high professional standards that far exceeded her contemporaries

o extremely competent NCO who processed over 1000 medical transactions into MEDPROS to improve the Medical Readiness Classification from 69.97 % to 88.91%

o synchronized the consistent delivery of over 25,000 lines of medical supplies valued in excess of $8 million

o procured an Expeditionary Deployable Oxygen Concentration System decreasing oxygen ressupply from two weeks to less than 72 hours

o increased the authorized stockage list from 334 to 430 lines of Class VIII in order to better support over 40 Battalion Aid Stations

o awarded Battalion Best Of the West and was selected to represent the Brigade for Division Best Of the West where she placed as runner up

o recommended for the Air Medal for his calm and efficient execution of flight duties during medevac missions in support of OEF

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

o made the Commandant's list in BNCOC by achieving a top academic average of 99%

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

o volunteered for platoon sergeant position and was accepted over several more senior NCOs

o distinguished honor graduate of his BNCOC course

o Unparalleled ability to multitask and achieve outstanding results

o named NCO Instructor of the Quarter over six other NCOs for 1st quarter FY06

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

o distinguished Honor Graduate of the Traffic Management Accident Investigation Course

o one of two recruiters in unit to be named "Best of the Best" in nationwide production contest

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

o ranked third of 20 recruiters in mission accomplishment

o maintained 100% SIDPERS rate even under arduous Operation Desert Storm conditions

o selected out of all CMF 67/68 NCOs Army-wide to be the IFLS demonstrator for an international conference

o won five gold and two silver medals at the division level culinary arts competition

o reconstructed 19 lost promotion packets resulting in 15 promotions

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

o technical and tactical expertise led to his assignment as the NCOIC of the company-level Quality Control section

o orchestrated an efficient maintenance plan which recovered 15 UH60A aircraft upon redeployment from OEF and OIF

o sought self-improvement through correspondence courses while deployed during OIF II

o selected for promotion to Sergeant First Class from the secondary zone

o successfully completed 24 semester hours while maintaining a 3.4 GPA

o achieved 100% SIDPERS timeliness for 12 consecutive months; awarded Army Achievement Medal

o maintained an 85% solve rate on investigative actions; above USACIDC's goal!

o scored a perfect score of 1000 points on Tank Table VIII as Tank Commander

o reduced Qualified Not Enlisted rate from 10 percent to all time low of 2.8 percent

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

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 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



The proximity of an army causes prices to go up; and high prices cause people's substance to be drained away. When their substance is drained away, they will be afflicted by heavy exactions. With this loss of substance and exhaustion of strength, the homes of the people will be stripped bare, and their incomes dissipated.
— Sun Tzu, Chinese General and Author, b.500 BC


o selected over eight qualified SFCs to simultaneously execute duties as Platoon Sergeant and serve as Material Control Supervisor; chosen as company ADSO, FST leader, and CNO/CAO

o superb linguist; continues to surpass Army standards by scoring a 3/2+ on the French Defense Language Proficiency Test Form V

o meticulously led section in the production of over 1,100 IMINT products supporting the SOCCENT CG and staff during strategic planning efforts

o nominated to represent SOCCENT based on expertise and professionalism to attend CGAC; graduated top of class out of sixteen students with a 93% GPA

o maximized limited resources to build first-rate IMINT products ISO SOCCENT requirements; received accolades by USSF commanders throughout CENTCOM AOR

o was instrumental in treating and arranging the medical evacuation of 2 WIAs while under enemy fire thus sustaining them from further injury

o instilled attention to detail, enthusiasm, and indomitable spirit into his peers

o named NCO Instructor of the Quarter over six other NCOs for 1st quarter FY06

o one of two recruiters in unit to be named "Best of the Best" in nationwide production contest

o orchestrated an efficient maintenance plan which recovered 15 UH60A aircraft upon redeployment from OEF and OIF

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 organized internal team command maintenance program resulting in a 98% operational readiness rate for all team assigned equipment

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

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

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

o outstanding Battle Staff skills; key to success of platoon and company operations

o outstanding judgment; always gives sound advice and guidance

o outstanding knowledgeable and resourceful NCO

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

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

o picked as section sergeant over five other SSGs

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

o prioritized travel of all replacements during Operation Scorched Earth meeting 100% of DA requirements

o processed over 45 elimination packets with a zero errors

o professional competence responsible for two battalions winning Quarterly Excellence Award for personnel

o proficient in all technical areas

o proposed, developed, and documented the revision of the CMF 76 SGM authorizations

o provided logistical advice; supervised the initial fielding of 22 trucks, ammunition, uniforms, and other MTOE to Iraqi Security Battalion

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

o provided quick first aid to his crew member which saved the soldier's finger

o qualified expert with the M16A2 and SAW

o quick response and medical skills saved six soldiers' lives during Operation Mine Shaft

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

o ranked third in the FORSCOM maintenance excellence award program

o ranked third of 20 recruiters in mission accomplishment

o rated Best Wrecker Operator in the Brigade by the Commander

o received 90 percent rating on his Instructor Evaluations

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

o received a rating of best supply operations during second and fourth quarters FY94

o received AAM from BN Commander for solving 12 related larcenies of government property

o received ACOE Customer Service Excellence Award in March 2008

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

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

o received ARCOM for development of unit MOS library

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

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

o received certificate of achievement for outstanding leadership ability while attending BNCOC

o received commanding general's commendation for instructing commander and first sergeant course

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

o received DIA commendations for his contributions to the POW-MIA National Data Base

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

o received excellent rating on NBC during Brigade Command inspection

o received five outstanding classroom evaluations during this report period

o received I Corps CSM coin for excellence

o received the Brigade Disciplinary Award twice for unit excellence

o received the Medical Order of Military Merit from the Surgeon General for sustained superior performance

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

o recognized by 23rd TAACOM CG for best concurrent training during Aerial Gunnery Exercise

o recognized by Battalion Commander as the most efficient Operations Sergeant for out processing and graduating

o recognized by BDE CSM for excellence as NCOIC during post Change of Command ceremonies

o recognized by Fort Carson CSM for excellence as a member of post color guard during Veterans Day ceremonies

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

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

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

o recommended for the Air Medal for his calm and efficient execution of flight duties during medevac missions in support of OEF

o reconstructed 19 lost promotion packets resulting in 15 promotions

o reduced Qualified Not Enlisted rate from 10 percent to all time low of 2.8 percent

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

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

o responded to 55 IEDs that the Iraq Security Forces reported; helped secure the surrounding area until the IEDs were neutralized

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

o revised Brigade reenlistment program, won CG's Reenlistment Trophy

o revised examination procedures for crew members--incorporated low light requirements--improved mission readiness







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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