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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




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



Tolerance is compromise; compromise is weakness!
—-MSG Johnson


o served as Squad Leader in the Fuel and Water Platoon; continually demonstrated competence and knowledge which aided in the success of the 308th BSB support missions

o performs with little or no supervision in carrying out the mission when given the oporder

o Soldier performed above and beyond his paygrade at annual training acting as the S-6 NCO

o flawlessly processed over 300 school packets for Soldiers to attend NCOES and ASI producing school

o proved indespensible as an ICV Gunner during the 5/2 SBCT unit NTC rotation

o completed 9 semester hours of college towards a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice

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

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

o certified over 75 items of TMDE, key to laboratory's 3 day backlog--lowest backlog in years

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

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

o chosen over six other team chiefs to support critical real world mission in Ethiopia

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 commended by Battalion Commander for his platoon's flawless execution of STX lane training

o commended by Battalion CSM for excellent performance as acting First Sergeant

o commended by the Battalion Commander for his flawless execution of Physical Training

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

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

o commended for developing a Suicide Prevention Program that was adopted throughout the command

o committed to excellence; anything less is unacceptable

o competence and ability unequaled; stands out among his peers

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

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 completed 30 college credit hours

o completed 4 college credit hours and 125 correspondence course hours

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

o completed over 700 jobs as section NCOIC

o completed requirements for Associate/Bachelor Degree

o completed Signal Leadership Course, Special Forces Operations Course by correspondence during this period

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

o completes all tasks timely and beyond expectations

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

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

o conducted an air insertion mission and cleared an entire village to prevent insurgents from conducting future operations in the Battalion AO

o conducted over 70 aeromedical evacuation missions achieving maximum results while flying over 250 combat hours

o conducted the installation support modules project and demonstration for the Army Chief of Staff

o conducted traffic control for over twenty major command ceremonies with no traffic incidents

o considered to be the best First Sergeant by all outside organizations we deal with

o consistently displayed sound mature judgment

o consistently enrolled in Army Correspondence Courses

o consistently enrolled in MOS, military and civilian courses

o constantly seeks self-improvement; always willing to grow, learn, and improve

o continually demonstrates competence and knowledge of a 1SG

o continuously sought out by peers and superiors throughout the Battalion for operational guidance

o coordinated the safe movement of over 6,000 passengers with the Deployment Center and Base Ops

o created the unit NCO Battle Book which was adopted by the entire 614th FA Artillery Group

o Crime Prevention Program rated best on the installation by the Provost Marshall's Office

o currently maintaining an "A" average in college







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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