Rater NCOER Bullet Comments

Overall Performance

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o intolerant of mediocrity; critical and independent thinker who has demonstrated the confidence and mental toughness to achieve results

o a dynamic Noncommissioned Officer committed to mission accomplishment and the welfare of Soldiers

o motivated NCO whose organizational skills were critical to the successful deployments of two SF Companies and the Battalion Staff to multiple theaters

o selected above his peers to train Officers and Fire Support Specialists during Battalion ASPT and GST train ups; his professional style of teaching instills confidence in leadership to consistently select him to improve our readiness

o has no rival among his peers

o is technically proficient; displays complete confidence in her ability to troubleshoot and correct equipment deficiencies

o was a top flight report writer and an expert wordsmith

o SPC Weaver's abilities are unparalleled

o his ability to elevate the performance of the Soldiers in the section is unmatched

o intensely dedicated to the mission and the well being of his section, he demands nothing less than the standard and embodies it in himself

o SSG Brannan demonstrates the aptitude and the overall leadership skills necessary to lead a platoon

o steps up and completes all missions and assignments due to the lack of performance of a higher ranking NCO.

o improved immensely the NCOER tracker for daily reporting and Command and Staff

o promote now and select for ANCOC

o a rare mix of intelligence and initiative; a technically gifted NCO who shows a genuine concern for mission accomplishment

o a true professional; his dedication to mission excellence will be an asset to any unit

o stands above contemporaries in personal commitment to professionalism and excellence

o clearly capable of serving with distinction in the most demanding and critical assignments requiring a Senior Noncommissioned Officer

o promote to Sergeant First Class immediately; his leadership is needed by Soldiers

o challenge this NCO with positions of greater responsibilities

o promote immediately and assign as a Special Forces company sergeant major.

o send to ANCOC immediately; promote ahead of peers.

o promote now; will be an excellent combat engineer unit first sergeant.

o promote now; send to USASMA First Sergeant's Course immediately and assign as a First Sergeant

o promote to Master Sergeant first time eligible in the secondary zone

o outstanding Soldier with can-do attitude, always willing to do more challenging tasks with greater responsibility

o easily the best platoon sergeant assigned; his platoon out performed all others in the company

o proved himself as battle-tested non-commissioned officer, quickly took charge in combat operations

o total Army asset; select for First Sergeant now

o first rate professional! Shows ability and initiative to assume greater responsibility; promote now

o consummate professional; promote ahead of peers; consistently performs two pay grades above contemporaries

o technically and tactically proficient; discharges duties with complete professionalism

o Soldier oriented NCO

o potential is unlimited; outstanding leader, coach, and mentor

o strongly motivated to succeed

o hard charging Soldier whose willingness to strive forward has set him apart from his peers. promote!

o clearly demonstrates potential for unlimited advancement

o send to BNCOC, assign to troop leadership positions

o assign to challenging positions which require the most of a NCO

o trains his subordinates to succeed

o promote now to Sergeant First Class ahead of peers

o earned trust, loyalty, and dedication from everyone in the battalion

o well organized and versed in investigative techniques

o utilizes common sense and courtesy while performing duties in a professional manner

o possesses superior personnel and administrative skills

o a strong leader with the wealth of experience and knowledge

o leads by example

o displays exceptional leadership qualities; ability to get the job done; recommend promotion/retention

o works best with mission orders

o accepts nothing less than 100 percent

o outstanding performer; promote now

o extremely well organized and perceptive to the problems and needs of subordinates

Needs Improvement Bullet Comments

o needed some help to meet deadlines; could have benefited from delegating, prioritization and multitasking

o NCO's otherwise great performance was severely impacted due to his lapse in judgement during rating period; failed to uphold the Army Values

o with detailed instruction and supervision Soldier can accomplish assigned tasks

o send to SLC as soon as Soldier is eligible

o unlimited potential; needs to work on his leadership and problem solving before executing duties of greater responsibility

o has potential, with more experience, to excel as a leader

o maintains professionalism and poise; performance is sometimes above average, but has a lack of loyalty and respect for superiors

o a technical SME and a great asset for training, but demonstrates a lack of morale in this Unit. May perform better in another Command.

o promote when NCOES is complete

o lacks personal drive to lead soldiers or accomplish tasks

o maintain at current position; personal life events have lowered morale within his section

o failed to set the example for his Soldiers to follow during this rated period

o disobeyed a direct order from the SSA Accountable Officer

o failed to comply with instructions given to him from the chain of command

o do not recommend for promotion at this time, with further mentorship and training this Soldier may be ready for greater responsibility

o performance is sometimes above average but erratic; undependable and cannot not rely on for unsupervised assignments

o NCO is not a contributing member of the U.S. Army; do not retain and remove from positions of responsiblity immediately

o NCO consistently fails to perform the duties required at his rank; incapable of handling even menial tasks without direct supervision (MAB)

o needs to develop his technical skills before advancing to the next grade with duties of greater responsibility

o maintains professionalism and poise, but lacks motivation to lead

o resists change and is unable to adjust or be flexible

o does not prefer to be in a leadership position, does not command respect from subordinates

o performance is sometimes above average but erratic and undependable, could not rely on unambiguous assignments

o keep with troops so our Soldiers can benefit from his leadership and selfless service

o rater was relieved during rating period

o promote to Staff Sergeant with peers; continue to groom as squad leader

o send to Advance Leaders Course when slot is available

o performs at expected levels, does not distinguish himself from his peers

o promote to SFC if slots are available, send to ALC immediately

o promote at the convenience of the Army

o unable to report to work on time and needs constant supervision. Retention is not advised.

o SSG Smith is uncooperative with leadership and fails to understand the difference between "taking care of troops" and following orders. His combative attitude is counter-productive and a liability to this Command.

o resists suggestions for improvement and actively works against the orders of his superiors

o put forward much effort but unable to progress; consider reclassification

o not fit for this type of activity, exhibits a negative attitude and should be disqualified

o has the potential to be an excellent technician but is often careless with...

o cannot work with his peers and is counter-productive

o allowed the pressure of family issues to affect her performance. Recommend release from duties and counseling until such time she can resume work without endangering others.

o despite increasing assistance and training, he continues to have serious difficulty completing assigned tasks, recommend reclassification

o lacks experience and fails to understand the importance of advancement

o unable to adjust to deployment or the diverse demands of a joint environment

o probably the worst performer in our Command

o failed to meet Brigade standards and should not be retained

o demonstrated a lack of skill in some duties, has potential, should double training efforts

o does not comply with regulations and is a threat to the safety of this battery. Recommend discharge at earliest opportunity.

It's important that the four "Ps" are included in the narrative:

  • peer comparison that includes an enumeration
  • promotion potential
  • potential for schooling
  • potential for duty positions

A rater may leave one or more of these four components out, but they risk sending an unintended negative message to a board member.


Enumeration "the best Sergeant First Class I senior rate", "one of the top two Staff Sergeants I have worked with in 18 years", or "one of the two best Soldiers of the 20 I senior rate"

Promotion "promote NOW", "must promote below the zone"

Schooling "send to First Sergeants Course"

Command or Duty Position "will be a distinguished Command Sergeant Major"

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