Competence NCOER Bullet Comment Examples

These are days when no one should rely unduly on his "competence." Strength lies in improvisation. All the decisive blows are struck left-handed.
—Walter Benjamin


o critical and independent thinker, possesses the confidence and mental toughness to strive for excellence

o successfully completed resilience training and a two week SHARP course to enhance the performance of the company and herself

o awarded AAM for successfully establishing and managing entry control proceedures needed to accomplish secure network training operations for over 200 personnel

o exceeded course standards and graduated ALC with Commandant's List honors exhibiting the highest level of professionalism and competency

o reviewed, identified, and corrected 162 signature cards (DA 1687s) for the entire Group; resulting in an increased accuracy rating of 75% to 97%

o received Army achievement medal for his skill and ability as a gunner while participating in annual training for 2012

o selected above his peers to serve as the Fire Support NCO at Combat Outpost Deysie where he coordinated more than 20 fire missions that were vital to COP security

o selected over his peers for his sound judgment to serve as the Battle NCO at COP Deysie where he facilitated the success of the Troop Intelligence Support Team

o demonstrated proficiency in controlling rotary-wing assets while under fire repeatedly, his actions were instrumental in deterring further enemy attacks on his unit

o she demonstrated outstanding abilities to keep up the fast pace, high demands as Medical Training NCOIC for deploying medics while battling PTSD, placed over 1200 medics in schools with no errors in 2011

o maintained the most efficient enlistment processing section in the company while operating at 98% first time go's for enlistment packets

o possesses the potential to serve at the highest levels in the Army

o reliable mentor with a strong sense of ethics who was frequently consulted by his peers and Master Gunner for his expertise and guidance on MOS and Soldier's issues

o successfully mentored the Company Commander and Executive Officer's crews in order to qualify first time on Gun Table VI during M1A1 Abrams Gunnery

o selected to be the platoon sergeant for a total of 4 weeks during the rated period; superbly handled the additional responsibilities

o flawless performer thriving and performing best under challenging circumstances

o sought self-improvement through foreign language classes with Rosetta Stone during off duty hours

o innovative in devising alternative solutions

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 developed and published mission SOP for use by Watch NCOs of echelon-above-corps intelligence unit

o received Winner Circle award from the community commander for outstanding support during Desert Storm

o selected to train the Royal Saudi Air Defense Force during Desert Storm

o selected by scuba Team to train 1st Group Pre-scuba course

o received five outstanding classroom evaluations during this report period

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

o reduced waiting period for Computerized Tomography exams from 2 months to 1 day

o ranked third in the FORSCOM maintenance excellence award program

o achieved an outstanding rating on 3 out of 4 command inspections, best in the battalion

o organized, equipped and deployed six inspection teams to the USSR

o received a commendable rating in publications management during Brigade Organizational Inspection

o earned M60 MG Master which placed him in the top 10% of the Division's NCOs

o earned Recruiter Gold Badge at Colorado Springs post in less than 12 months

o served as the senior medical advisor in support of tactical convoy operations and close quarters combat live fire ranges during OIF 2

o dexterity and competence led to his selection as a Flight Instructor over 6 of his peers for the unit's Aircrew Training Program

o earned a third Air Medal for his exemplary performance in combat and dedication to duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom

o assisted in medical evacuation of over 2,000 U.S. and Multi-National Coalition soldiers from MNC-I Forward Operating Bases

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

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

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

o maintained all certifications required for transition to 91W

o earned a second Air Medal for his exemplary performance in combat, daily medevac operations, and dedication to duty during Operation Fiery Vigil

o developed a unique and efficient approach for debriefing crewmembers returning from missions involving critically or fatally wounded soldiers

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

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 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


A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
— John C. Maxwell


o demonstrated tactical competence and in-depth knowledge of the OSUT POI; set the standard in organizing, resourcing, and executing training events during his first cycle

o provided essential knowledge and experience during OEF 09-10

o scored 93 on latest SQT

o scored a perfect score of 1000 points on Tank Table VIII as Tank Commander

o selected above peers for difficult missions

o selected above peers to act as 1SG

o selected ahead of peers to attend PLDC

o selected as assistant platoon sergeant over 11 other NCOs

o selected as Battalion Master Dragon Gunner for two consecutive quarters

o selected as Distinguished Honor Graduate for BNCOC, Fort Sill, Oklahoma

o selected as Guidance Counselor of the Year for CY02

o selected as Platoon Sergeant; a Sergeant First Class position

o selected by scuba Team to train 1st Group Pre-scuba course

o selected for a special mission at Battalion level over 5 other crewchiefs

o selected for evaluation and verification of technical manuals at contractor level

o selected for induction into the Sergeant Morales Club

o selected for outstanding Public Service Award for 2000

o selected for promotion to Sergeant First Class from the secondary zone

o selected from among 80 other NCOs as National Defense Transportation Association NCO of the Year

o selected from among peers to become the Army's first C-20 flight engineer

o selected out of all CMF 67/68 NCOs Army-wide to be the IFLS demonstrator for an international conference

o selected over 22 SFCs to be the Senior Instructor of Jumpmaster Branch

o selected over more senior noncommissioned officers to fill CW2 position

o selected over peers to perform in SSG position

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

o selected to perform duties as Platoon Sergeant; obtained excellent results

o selected to represent the 3rd Ranger Training Battalion in the Best Ranger Competition

o selected to train the Royal Saudi Air Defense Force during Desert Storm

o self-motivated; committed to excellence

o self-starter; displays a high degree of initiative

o served as the senior medical advisor in support of tactical convoy operations and close quarters combat live fire ranges during OIF 2

o set the standard within the Brigade for Range certification

o sought self-improvement through correspondence courses

o sought self-improvement through correspondence courses while deployed during OIF II

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 spent many hours of self-study to better enhance job skills

o successfully completed 24 semester hours while maintaining a 3.4 GPA

o successfully established and managed Class IV supplies needed to accomplish repair operations in the BDE LSA foot print at Bagram Air

o supervised the processing of 1,000 military police reports with zero errors

o surpassed the Brigade's retention goals by 110%

o tactfully managed problems of leading a task force of over 300 US and Thai soldiers

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

o technical and tactical expertise led to his assignment as the NCOIC of the company-level Quality Control section

o technically and tactically proficient

o technically and tactically proficient Master Gunner; supervised over 200 ranges and qualifications across the brigade

o technically competent NCO; best I've known in my 15 years of service

o total competence in the areas of security and theater specific requirements

o two time Brigade NCO of the Quarter

o unafraid of making decisions despite personal risk

o unique and comprehensive computer skills

o Unparalleled ability to multitask and achieve outstanding results

o used initiative and aptitude to tackle and complete complex missions

o very resourceful and innovative NCO

o Vital asset in the platoon for being knowledgable and persistent

o volunteered for platoon sergeant position and was accepted over several more senior NCOs

o was first to identify AACS as breeding ground for Aedas Aldopictus Mosquito

o won five gold and two silver medals at the division level culinary arts competition

o won highly competitive role model award from Federally Employed Women, Adelphi Chapter

o won Recruiter of the Year FY01

o won Soldier of the Year, Ft Lewis, Washington

o won the daily Barracks and Maintenance Inspections Award

o won the Fort Sheridan land navigation course competition

o won Third Region Soldier of the Year Competition

o wrote and implemented NCODP SOP which is now USAMA model program

o wrote Directed Energy Warfare training pamphlet displaying excellent staff skills

o wrote the GrantHeard Dictionary, an invaluable reference used in ROTC BNs across the country




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 failed to report on time for company movement to annual training

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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