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Competence NCOER Bullet Comment Examples


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 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




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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