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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



Therefore a victorious army first wins and then seeks battle; a defeated army first battles and then seeks victory.
— Sun Tzu, Chinese General and Author, b.500 BC


o displayed knowledge, character, and professionalism and was selected by the 1SG to serve as a board member on seven Medical Company NCO/Soldier of the Month Boards

o used outstanding interpersonal communication skills to quell potential disturbances with violent and unruly detainees before they occurred

o shared real time observations via special products that directly affected battle space commanders thus allowed them to make well informed decisions

o graduated #1 out of 12 personnel in his Scan Eagle S-Vest Train the Trainer class

o provided over 100 imagery packages to battlefield Commanders in support of counter-IED efforts in OEF/OIF; proved critical in threat mitigation procedures

o maximized very limited resources to build top notch imagery products in support of OEF/OIF

o always looked for opportunities to expand knowledge base; learned and mastered job as unit's Training and Readiness NCO without any prior training

o in the absence of authorized MTO&E equipment, took the initiative and located substitute material to conduct meaningful and realistic training

o his knowledge and enthusiasm gave him the ability to fill any position in the squad

o coordinated over 280 VTCs which supported the medical missions within Afghanistan

o his invaluable experience played a vital role in the Brigade's success during CCMRF; ensured the Brigade had reliable reach-back communications

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

o has an extensive knowledgebase from previous deployments and does not hesitate to highlight lessons learned

o has outstanding organizational skills; maximizes limited resources to create excellent results

o helped establish a unit notification program which was adapted by the TRADOC PERMAS Team

o her consistent performance has been invaluable to daily operations of the company

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

o highest score ever achieved in Drill Competition in his first 4 weeks as Drill Sergeant

o highly skilled in all tasks required of a Senior Instructor

o highly skilled in planning, coordinating required equipment and personnel and conducting aircraft maintenance

o his astute attention to detail and management resulted in his crew maintaining 100% operational readiness rate during Operation Noble Anvil

o his attention to detail and invaluable experience played a vital role in the successful deployment of his team for OIF

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

o his dedication led to the succesful redeployment of the battalion back to Ft Carson.

o his intelligence reports cited by Pentagon analysts as the most relevant in 10 years

o his invaluable experience and technical knowledge led to his selection and certification as a CPR instructor

o his knowledge and efforts to improve himself and the NCO Corps were key in his being recommended for promotion to Staff Sergeant

o his knowledge and tactical expertise while attached to an Infantry Company has equated to success in over 30 combat missions

o his organizational skills and attention to detail enhance overall unit effectiveness

o his position held by officers in other battalions

o his professionalism and duty performance in combat during Operation Just Cause earned him an Air Medal

o his sound judgment and tactical savvy kept his crew alive during 33 IED attacks and his keen eye found another 7 IEDs before detonation

o his tactical and technical expertise led to his selection as an Observer/Controller for an NTC rotation of the 66th Med Co (AA)

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

o his vast experience and competence led to his selection over 10 other NCOs as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor

o honor graduate from the Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course

o implemented a proactive program to reduce tool shortages; over 900 man hours saved in six month period

o improved Battalion supply, maintenance, and financial programs, producing a twenty percent increase in equipment serviceability rates

o incorporates a variety of techniques that expedites the completion of all assignments

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

o increased the number of Delayed Entry Program functions by 150%

o inherited a sub-standard Maintenance Control program; made improvements that exceeded Brigade standards

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

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

o knowledge, skills and abilities equal to or greater than peers and superiors

o knowledgeable NCO who demonstrated the ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously

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

o made Dean's List with distinction for 4.0 grade average in Bachelor degree program

o made decisions based upon his and his personnel's experience; always made the right choices for the team as a whole

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

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

o maintained a 3.0 or above grade point average

o maintained all certifications required for transition to 91W

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

o maintained SIDPERS rating of 100% for past 12 months

o makes sound decisions; takes responsibility for his actions

o managed all aviation maintenance enabling his team to amass over 600 combat flight hours maintaining an OR rate of over 95%

o managed complex five-day FTX, normally a field grade officer duty; increased capabilities with zero injuries

o managed the deployment, delivery, and installation of new communications suite supporting Missile Defense Agency's newest radar system

o management expertise and extensive knowledge in logistics led to the success of daily logistics support to two maneuver task forces, over 1,000 Soldiers, spread across three provinces simultaneously, the only FSC in the brigade tasked with this mission

o manages a Brigade Retention program which is a Master Sergeant position

o maximized the use of automation; developed procedures adapted by the entire unit

o medical knowledge and attention to detail and ability to make split-second decisions saved lives







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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