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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





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.



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





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