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Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
— Willa A. Foster


o Soldier was selected to be acting Platoon Sgt for an undetermined amount of time until the AGR position is filled

o NCOIC of the FSSP system at warrior exercise 91 14-03, pumping over 170,000 gallons of DF-2 diesel fuel

o Soldier completed EOL school this rating period becoming the EO representative for the unit

o helped plan, coordinate, and conduct deployment/redeployment SPOC annual training mission which resulted in 100% mission accomplishment

o demonstrated good aircraft phase maintenance knowledge with direction, resulting in one CH-47 phase being completed on time

o essential in the coordination and logistical tracking, maintenance integration and accountability for 24 pieces of unit MTOE equipment during the ARFORGEN cycle

o received high praise from the Battalion Commander and Battalion CSM for his presentation during the FY13 Women's History Month Observance; received COA

o used all available resources to accomplish all missions assigned; a no-nonsense NCO who produced concrete results

o displayed sound judgment when attacking complex tasks; fully understood the commander's intent and executed mission's with very minimal supervision

o produced the first 100% compliance score awarded to the Joint Regional Correctional Facility

o established a MOS training program within the squad decreasing the NMC of vehicles by 40% and increasing the technical knowledge of subordinates

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

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

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

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

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 Unparalleled ability to multitask and achieve outstanding results

o selected to compete at DA level in the Phillip A. Connelly Competition for small dining facility.

o commended by the Battalion Commander for his Leaderbook; now used as an example for others to follow

o received I Corps CSM coin for excellence

o conducted 12 raids, captured 55 detainees from the Al-Qaeda, Tawid Al-Jihad, Jaysh Al-Islam and Mahdi Militia terrorist networks

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

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

o earned runner up for 1st Armored Division NCO of the year award

o chosen as Observer Controller to assist a FSB which resulted in a successful JRTC rotation

o committed to excellence; anything less is unacceptable

o developed the first-ever maintenance SOP, created a standardized system for the Iraqi Border Patrol

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

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

o established company and battalion level battle drills while adapting to evolving enemy TTPs

o completed over 50 combat missions while assigned to an Infantry Company in the Sunni Triangle during OIF 03-06

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

o qualified expert with the M16A2 and SAW

o delegated effectively; developed his subordinates to lead

o extremely competent and dedicated NCO

o developed, implemented the Iraqi Border Police's Maintenance, Driver's Training and Dispatching programs

o very resourceful and innovative NCO

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

o conducted 16 sniper missions to limit terrorist movement in the Company AO; decreased IED activity by 50%

o consistently displayed sound mature judgment

o task oriented and detail minded; completes assignments to the fullest while staying focused to make sound and thoughtful decisions

o won Soldier of the Year, Ft Lewis, Washington

o displayed convoy commander for over 150 Combat Logistic Patrols, with no loss of soldiers or equipment

o eagerly accomplished all assigned tasks

o proficient in all technical areas

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

o always strives for self improvement

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

o displayed high training skills and technical knowledge

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 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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