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Needs Improvement NCOER Bullet Comments


o demonstrated a serious lack of integrity and poor judgment without consideration of results

o compromised integrity by submitting altered documents; poor example to subordinates

o encouraged soldiers to advance by cheating for each other, poor example

o hid serious shortfalls until it was too late to correct them

o avoids complying with orders, regularly shows disrespect to NCOs, requires constant supervision

o is a motivated troop but needs further guidance in...

o an excellent technician but needs to work on tact and communication skills

o has unlimited potential but requires more experience before...

o must realize the importance of finishing assigned tasks without supervision

o failed to use time wisely, consistently failed to complete duty assignments

o frequent unwillingness to cooperate in working toward unit goals affected readiness

o did not learn from previous mistakes, second failed urinalysis in Army career


o consistently underperformed jeopardizing the safety and security of the entire Squadron

o performed admirably in most duties but needs to concentrate on...

o when reminded, can be a very productive Specialist, requires supervision

o a capable Soldier but fails to use his abilities to the fullest

o not focused, often distracted, her accuracy rate was the lowest in the shop

o failed to comply with instructions of superiors on several occasions

o an outstanding technical resource but needs to work on tact and communication skills

o his performance was often inaccurate but wildly incorrect when under stress

o failed to use time wisely...consistently failed to meet administrative suspense

o did not always make the effort required to become proficient in her duties

o performance is sometimes above average but erratic and undependable

o did not meet expectations in...

o requires additional time to prepare for courses

o needs to increase technical abilities in...

o is indifferent to suggestions for advancement and misses (many) opportunities for improvement

o demonstrated lack of ability to execute his duties and depends on others for help

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

Fitness, Military Bearing

o made remarkable progress in aerobic fitness but still approaching minimum standards in...

o presents sharp military appearance but needs to realize importance of subtlety

o counseled twice for disrespect toward an NCO; focus on relationship skills

o refused suggestions to attend counseling until his problems escalated to the point of making him unfit for duty

o failed to meet APFT standards for the two mile run and sit-ups with a total score of 124

o doesn't realize the critical importance of following orders and may endanger this bn

o was disciplined for assault and his off-duty actions make him unfit for duty

o superb performance but uniform and bearing do not meet standards and will hold this Soldier back

o displayed outstanding aerobic fitness; but barely meets minimum standards in the Army Weight Control Program

o continually unable to manage his weight resulting in continued placement on the Army Weight Control Program

o displayed outstanding aerobic fitness; but barely meets minimum standards resulting in continued placement on the Army Weight Control Program

o had to be constantly reminded to watch and manage his weight to remain in tolerance of AR 600-9

o unable to manage his weight effectively resulting in constant placement on the Army Weight Control Program

o presents an unprofessional appearance and lacks military bearing

o complained about time spent in the field, deployments, adversely affected morale and discipline

o lacks respect for chain of command and needs improvement in peer communications

o displayed a consistent lack of initiative and enthusiasm and is the subject of frequent counseling

o failed to render the proper respect and was subject to non-judicial punishment twice

o has not made any effort to change his behavior during this reporting period and is not fit for retention

o made significant progress in qualification but failure to follow instructions limited efforts


o had to be constantly reminded to counsel and mentor Soldiers on a regular basis

o is a positive and effective leader but may need more experience before...

o exhibits strong ability to lead, should now focus on staff skills and communication

o is sometimes unaware of operational picture and often leaves subordinates unsupervised

o needs to realize importance of tact when questioning orders and effect on platoon

o leadership and managerial skills need improvement to qualify for next rank

o had poor rapport with his subordinates and was ineffectual in supervision or delegation of responsibilities

o lagged behind contemporaries in...

o an ineffective leader

o failed to live up to obligations

o was ineffective and provided no useful guidance

o failed to maintain standards and allowed his workcenter rating to decrease from Excellent to Satisfactory

o perception of favoritism affected morale and discipline within the section

o lacks initiative and managerial skills

o lacks enthusiasm in his duties and has no pride in his performance

o failed to develop subordinates; did not perform mandatory NCO-ER performance counseling

o failed to consistently inspect soldiers and their equipment, decreased unit readiness

o mediocre staff skills contributed to mediocre results during inspection

o fails to understand the importance of his position, avoids responsibility when possible

o avoids responsibility and is a negative influence on his section

o occasional challenge of authority affects his leadership ability with Soldiers

o demonstrates outstanding leadership and management skills but should work on staff skills


o does not use his free time to improve his knowledge of his MOS to become a more efficent and better leader

o overcame several obstacles to advancement but requires further training before...

o has made significant progress in qualification and may be ready for advancement

o demonstrated dedication and sincere effort to improve but limited by...

o negatively affected our state of readiness by...

o failed to take advantage of opportunities to advance

o achieved full qualification in position and needs to concentrate on...

o counseled by the Battalion CSM for having the least qualified platoon in the company

o failure to plan ahead or manage current training requirements reduced readiness

o his performance was below average and is in immediate need of retraining

o has no patience, loses control when training

o is indifferent to suggestions for advancement and misses many opportunities for improvement

o despite encouragement and efforts of peers, cannot qualify for duty and fails to make effort to improve

o will not use off-duty time for study or self-improvement, fails to advance in qualification

o failed to acquire the necessary skills and attributes to...

o unable to relate to trainee, does not possess good people skills

o despite the best efforts of trainers on and off-duty, was unsuccessful in...

o demonstrated a lack of knowledge in most assigned duties, does not comply with instructions and is a threat to the safety of this battery


o follows orders under supervision but does not attempt to be an independent problem solver

o works well under supervision but needs to develop self-discipline and work independently

o needs to realize importance of performing daily tasks and the effects of ignoring them

o is uncooperative when corrected and displays a consistent lack of interest in section goals

o his failure to follow orders led to the loss of his security clearance and now section is undermanned and unable to meet quota

o cannot be depended on and is frequently late for shift. Recommend...

o reported to work under the influence of alcohol and was unable to execute his duties as...

o was entrusted with our most critical and essential tasks but disappointed his mentors

o cannot be relied upon to maintain production rate in the absence of supervision

o cannot be trusted to oversee safe delivery of...must be supervised at all times

o was and is negligent in meeting his responsibilities causing numerous obstacles to mission accomplishment

o failure to supervise subordinates or follow procedures resulted in the loss of $2,000 worth of equipment

o unexcused absence from duty left soldiers unsupervised

o fails to understand the importance of his duties, takes advantage of every situation to avoid responsibility

o demonstrated little regard for the security and accountability of sensitive items during deployments

o had to be constantly reminded to counsel and mentor Soldiers on a regular basis

Senior Rater Comments

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

o has difficulty understanding, acknowledging, and accepting constructive criticism, thus limiting his potential

o recommend provide SM with time to refocus on the Army and being an NCO in a less demanding and stressful position

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

o SSG Smith is uncooperative with leadership

o fails to understand the difference between "taking care of the troops" and following orders

o combative attitude is counter-productive and a liability to this Command

o requires constant supervision and is unreliable

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 does not possess the qualities neccessary to advance to the next level

o allowed the pressure of family issues to affect her performance

o recommend release from duties and counseling until such time she can resume work without endangering others

o lacks maturity, displays poor judgement, needs further development

o despite increasing assistance and training, continues to have 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 is diffcult for others to work with

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.

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 medically boarded and these NCOs are getting hurt when they send NCOERs to the Medical Board which fail to document the symptoms of PTSD or how performance was affected.

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