MOS 13F/Fire Support Specialist NCOER Comments

Soldier using Laser Range Finder

CF NCO

o during the leader training program at Fort Irwin, service member was able to fight and win as a functional member of the team


Fire Support Specialist

o completed high quality bi-lateral training with the Royal Thai Army with minimal guidance

o conducted several 1-27IN live fire events with zero incidents

o fired over 3,000 rounds for the Brigade and assisted in certifying 30 RADAR section and all howitzer section in in Bravo alpha and Charlie battery

o volunteered to deploy with Bravo in support of OIF 10 and OND

o as co FSNCO, led the battalion JFOs during several training events

o provided outstanding digital operator support during Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) Exercise and Division Combine Training Exercise (CTX)

o served with distinction while supporting West Point ROTC cadets with indirect Fires

o was instrumental in the successful firing of over 1500 rounds resulting in 1,000 West Point cadets becoming more familiar with field artillery

o assisted in the maintenance and accountability of equipment valued at over $600,000

o recognized as outstanding operator of all Fire Support digital systems

o ensured all fire support coordination measures were in place and accurately updated

o arranged and performed fielding testing for Rockwell Collins DAGR SDA system

o DAGR Certified 25 personal from HHB and 9 from Bravo

o provided digital fire support communication equipment for the battalion fire support team

o assisted with the clearance of fires/air de-confliction for all fire support missions during Division Combined Training Exercise, UFG and Yama Sakura

o acquired and provided operational need statement to obtain Viper Vector 21B Laser range finder for the battalion Fire support team

o led the fires brigade in fire support technology being the only FIST to be fully digital and operating a Viper Vector 21B

o conducted call for fire NCOPD & OPD for the the Officer and NCO of the battalion to better understand fire support

o maintained a strong emphasis on battle drills, maximizing indirect fire assets in all contacts

o made sound judgement for the planning and execution of numerious fire support assets in support of troop operations


Character

o totally committed to the Army's mission; displays the highest degree of integrity and loyalty

o exceptionally strong in character; exhibits tactical and technical competence

o clearly demonstrates the moral and physical courage to stand up for his principles

o showed loyalty and dedication to mission and Soldiers even under adverse conditions by continuing to push forward but needs to fully understand the importance of all the Army Values

o motivated at times but failed to uphold, maintain and portray the standards of Army Values in their entirety as expected of an NCO


Achieves

o selected to fulfill the duties and responsibilities as both a SFAAT Personnel Security Detachment NCOIC and SFAAT Platoon Sergeant for a team of 24 personnel.

o successfully balanced the duties of both SFAAT Platoon Sergeant and PSD NCOIC during rapidly changing mission requirements in three separate areas of operations

o confidently displayed his technical and tactical knowledge; managed the security detail for over 15 Shurras and numerous daily meetings with Local National Leaders

o fulfilled the duties and responsibilities as an SFAAT PSD Rifle Squad Leader in charge of five Soldiers and the over watch and security of a team of 24 personnel

o confidently displayed his abilities in both technical and tactical knowledge; provided security for over 15 Shurras with Local National Leaders and numerous daily meetings

o proved his ability to quickly adapt to changing and demanding requirements of all situations; took on every task with confidence and purpose without question or fail

o fulfilled the duties and responsibilities as SFAAT Operations Sergeant and Senior Fires NCO as well as ANCOP maintenance team mentor flawlessly in combat zone

o proved his ability to quickly adapt to changing and demanding requirements of all situations; took on every task with confidence and purpose

o took every opportunity for self improvement even in the fast paced and continuous demands of forward combat operations by completing SSD level 3

o successfully performed duties as the S1 Personnel NCO in a continuously changing OPTEMPO and battle rhythm while assigned to multiple Battle Space Owners.

o performance above average on occasions but erratic and undependable at times; lacks the maturity level required to perform duties as an NCO at this time


Leads

o assisted in developing the first ever ANCOP Leaders book; received praise by the ANCOP Commanding General and adopted as the basis of all future Leaders books

o set the standard of expectations of an NCO and leader resulting in three Soldiers of the SFAAT being recognized for excellence by the 4th ID Commander, MG Anderson

o provided leadership skills needed in the accomplishment of SFAAT missions by combining his in depth knowledge of the needs of mission and his Soldiers

o spent countless hours preparing his team through the use of crew drills and battle drills that ensured the mission readiness of his soldiers throughout the deployment.

o displayed clear mind set with determined mental focus while remaining flexible in supporting an ever changing OPTEMPO throughout Afghanistan Theater of Operations

o led from the front; epitomized what every NCO should be; aggressive, intelligent, and a value based leader that inspired and cared for his Soldiers

o one of eight soldiers recognized by the 4th ID Commander, MG Anderson and numerous SFAAT Commanders for leadership excellence receiving commanders coin

o displayed professional leadership while remaining flexible and mission focused during rapidly changing requirements under three different Battle Space Owners

o conscientiously prepared the plan for transition for his team from combat operations through the relief in place process to maximize adaptability for new SFAAT team

o embraced the need to improve, when identified, his leadership skills by taking on additional responsibilities pertaining to Soldier development

o has the potential to be an effective leader but needs to build and strengthen leadership skills; needs further development to assume role and position as an NCO


Presence

o portrayed firm military bearing and mental toughness demonstrating to his Soldiers, peers and seniors his can do attitude and clear resolve in any situation

o challenged his soldiers to better themselves by conducting a rigorous physical fitness program; conducted one APFT while participating in combat operations

o unbelievable mental and physical endurance; set the example in all aspects of his duties, managed multiple tasks above standards in stressful situations

o set the example in all aspects of his duties, managed multiple tasks above standards in stressful situations; meeting all deadlines and completing all tasks before required

o developed physical training plan while in combat zone to enhance team performance

o unbelievable endurance; worked countless hours for Soldiers and their Families

o strived and made significant progress in standard overall military bearing while assigned to the SFAT team; continues to grow personally and professionally

o failed to meet both APFT and height and weight screening standards


Develops

o prepared and conducted multiple drivers and maintenance train the trainer courses for the 2-2 ANCOP Kandak in support of ISAF's "Afghans in the lead" campaign

o instrumental in the success of SFAT Team 33 being recognized as the Top SFAAT Mentor Team out of 47; steadfast pursuit for excellence in mentorship and training

o empowered and mentored soldiers and other JR NCO's by implementation team member developed, conducted and peer evaluated classes; evaluated 22 classes

o developed, prepared and conducted counter IED "train the trainer" courses for the 2-2 ANCOP Kandak in support of ISAF's "Afghans in the lead" campaign

o instrumental in the success of SFAT Team 33 being recognized as the Top SFAT Mentor Team out of 47; steadfast pursuit for excellence in mentorship and training.

o assisted in the mentorship and training of seven local national linguists in basic instructor responsibilities; expanding the role of linguists as assistant instructor

o developed and implemented training models for maintenance and drivers training that were adopted and made doctrine by the ANCOP Brigade to ensure self sustainment

o successfully mentored and trained seven local national linguists in basic instructor responsibilities; expanding the role of linguists as assistant instructor

o dedicated countless hours training and mentoring junior leaders on responsibilities and duties; to include the caring for all Soldiers needs and self-improvement

o successfully completed the Joint Fires Observer Course in preparation for duties as SFAT FSO in support of ISAF Operations throughout Afghanistan

o performed to standard assigned internal team and ANCOP counterpart training on multiple occasions that assisted in the overall mission success


Intellect

o oversaw the maintenance of four MATV's; team was able to conduct of over 100 total successful Combat, Joint Forces and Logistical patrols without incident

o held a standard of safety and accountability not commonly seen in NCO's of his grade; overseen accountability of over 6 million dollars of equipment without loss

o managed maintenance of four MATV's insuring all were fully mission capable; completed combination of over 100 total Combat, Joint Forces and Logistical patrols

o established his unquestionable integrity and willingness to take responsibility for his actions and of his Soldiers; took immediate action to address and correct any issues

o fostered an environment that put emphasis on composite risk management; resulting in zero accidents during this rated period

o headed a rigorous maintenance program for four MATV's resulting in an O/R rating of 100% which contributed to of over 40 successful combat patrols without incident

o designed from concept to executing a CASEVAC modification for the MATV that proved to be highly effective; his ingenuity was reflected in every faucet of operations

o fostered an environment that put emphasis on composite risk management; resulting in zero accidents during this rated period

o took responsibility for his actions and worked to insure that he took a lessons learned forward moving attitude towards his responsibilities and accountability as a Soldier

o works extremely well with above standards results with supervision but needs to develop his ability to work independently


Senior Rater

o promote to Master Sergeant ahead of peers; will excel in positions of increased responsibilities

o select for advanced NCO schooling and assign to the most challenging duty positions available; he will exceed all expectations

o unsurpassed proficiency as a manager of personnel; unlimited potential to serve in areas of higher responsibility; commands excellence and expects nothing less

o led from the front; epitomized what every NCO should be; aggressive, intelligent, and a value based leader that inspired and cared for his Soldiers

o demote to SPC immediately

o develop leadership skills prior to being considered for NCOES schooling

o performs at a level below what is expected of a junior leader

o place in assignments with strong emphasis on developing basic leadership abilities


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