Competence NCOER Bullet Comment Examples

The differences between a competent person and an incompetent person are demonstrated in his environment (surroundings).
—L. Ron Hubbard


o planned and executed over 80 missions allowing key leaders within the RC-East Command Group to securely conduct command and control

o earned and maintained top rankings of NCOs on the Order of Merit list for PSD fills due to his abilities as an individual and as the best leader in the squad

o selected from across the entire Division for the Commanding General's protective services/ground security force in preparation for OEF XIV

o processed over 150 Requests for Support (RFSs) through ITARS for five battalions; flawlessly linking battalion level service and support as well as operation orders

o displayed meticulous attention to detail when reporting the status of unit vehicles and was accountable for over $500,000 worth of vehicles

o prepared his unit for both the DCRF and Severe Weather missions by overseeing over 100 hours of training while simultaneously executing XVIII ABC mission support

o synchronized a myriad of admin, logistics and training requirements to provide predictability and precise planning through a dynamic and enforced battle rhythm

o vital to the Army in the proper manning and utilization

o added theater specific trauma lanes to the Brigade CLS course: created a realistic training environment to over 2600 deploying Warriors

o demonstrated adaptability by transitioning from 2 different weapon systems within months notice

o displayed unmatched competence during the Battalion Convoy Live Fire exercise providing his platoon the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful

o advised BCT Surgeon and S1 in development of (non)deployable readiness tracker, which is to be integrated in future FORSCOM regulation

o established BCT garrison aid station, coordinating integration of FORSCOM and MEDCOM resources; used as the model for all other Division BCT aid stations

o has outstanding organizational and planning skills; maximizes use of limited resources and time to achieve beyond standard results

o maintained three Role II facilities and over 20 Role I Battalion Aid Stations with a 95% maintenance rate ensuring all assets were fixed in under 72 hours

o completed seven semester hours towards a Bachelors in Science in Biomedical Electronics regardless of high OPTEMPO and mission requirements

o effectively directed five inexperienced Soldiers to become more efficient with the EDOCS; reduced wait time from 30 days to same day operations

o technically and tactically sound; one of the most respected NCOs in the battery

o was diplomatic in his approach and briefings to Joint Service, Host Nation Services and Foreign Dignitaries while deployed; this ability has placed him in high regards

o served as Project Manager for the USARPAC Contingency Command Post concept development; successfully planned, organized and managed $565K of resources

o served as the Facilities Engineer for Cobra Gold 10; his designs, plans and problem solving abilities created a cost saving of over $200K to the exercise budget

o procured $100k to conduct a termite fumigation of structures at a foreign location; actions ensure that $8 million of returning US equipment met US customs standards

o commended by the Brigade Operations SGM on numerous occasions for his ability to foresee friction points in operations and recommend resolutions

o selected above peers by the Battalion Commander to perform as COR for over $3,000,000,000 of service and construction contracts, with zero unauthorized commitments

o advanced through duty positions as Survey Team Member, Survey Team Chief, Reconnaissance NCO, and ultimately Operations NCO during his assignment with the 3rd CST(WMD)

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

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

o increased production by 200% RA and 100% USAR volume over CY02

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

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

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

o led a highly successful isolated unit 400 miles from supervision and support at Fort Stewart

o selected from among peers to become the Army's first C-20 flight engineer

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

o tactfully managed problems of leading a task force of over 300 US and Thai soldiers

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 wrote the GrantHeard Dictionary, an invaluable reference used in ROTC BNs across the country

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

o analyzed and identified enemy point-of-origin sites, assisted in elimination of enemy attack zones and support, reduced IDF attacks by 50%

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

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

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

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

o knowledge of PDF Order-Of-Battle enhanced this unit's capabilities for Operation Polar Strike

o won Third Region Soldier of the Year Competition

o won highly competitive role model award from Federally Employed Women, Adelphi Chapter

o was first to identify AACS as breeding ground for Aedas Aldopictus Mosquito

o rated Best Wrecker Operator in the Brigade by the Commander

o won Recruiter of the Year FY01

o Unparalleled ability to multitask and achieve outstanding results

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

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

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

o instrumental in the ROTC Detachment exceeding recruitment mission by ten percent

o monitored group's five SAMS-E operators to ensure accurate AMSS reporting requirements were met; resulted in eight consecutive months of error free reports

o reduced back order inventory by 90%; condensed amount of open supply request from over 1,000 to under 100, setting a positive example for USASFC(A)

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


If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.
— General Ulysses S. Grant


o trained members of the Japanese Self Defense Force during Operation Rising Warrior

o maintains enrollment in the Army Correspondence Course Program completing 60 credit hours this rating period

o assisted Tobyhanna Army Depot maintenance team; replaced azimuth motor electric brake assembly; solved satellite autotrack failure

o absolute quality performance in MOS task

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

o accomplished 120 of 145 upgrade/qualification tasks; 75% completed on three airframes--ahead of peers

o accomplished all tasks assigned with total accuracy

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

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

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

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

o achieved Senior Instructor level at the USAOC&S ahead of peers

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

o achieved three honor platoon awards during rating period

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

o advanced through duty positions as Survey Team Member, Survey Team Chief, Reconnaissance NCO, and ultimately Operations NCO during his assignment with the 3rd CST(WMD)

o advised a multi-agency foreign material exploitation team, received national intel community accolades

o alerted, assembled, and deployed the company to support Operation Just Endeavor during Commander's absence

o all his areas inspected during last battalion command inspection were rated best in battalion

o always displayed high level of initiative

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

o always prepared to take on any task given

o always strives for self improvement

o analyzed and identified enemy point-of-origin sites, assisted in elimination of enemy attack zones and support, reduced IDF attacks by 50%

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

o analyzed and tracked enemy historical point of origin sites; his input assisted in lethal targeting of enemy attack zones reducing IDF attacks by 40%

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

o authored the NeuSchwabish Community Physical Security Plan

o awarded AAM by DC for outstanding administration of unit's NCO-ER program

o awarded Bronze Badge of Excellence in CG's marksmanship competition

o awarded the Bronze Star Medal for actions during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM III

o awarded TRADOC Certificate of Achievement for First Quarter 03 reenlistment




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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