Needs Improvement NCOER Bullet Comments

Values

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

o must realize the importance of finishing assigned tasks without supervision

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

o needs to increase participation in unit events

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 used others' meal card without authorization; recommend counseling

o has good potential but requires more experience applying daily soldier leadership skills

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

o encouraged Soldiers to cheat for each other in order to advance; substandard leadership

o encouraged insubordination in team members by regularly ignoring standing orders

o rater directed relief

o Soldier refused to sign



Competence

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

o unable to multitask in a high OPS TEMPO area due to lack of knowledge of her additional duty (Training NCOIC)

o decertified as a Howitzer Chief of Section for violation of orders 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 on 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

o does not follow safety procedures and endangers everyone around her

o must realize the importance of finishing assigned tasks without supervision

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

o has good potential but requires more experience applying daily soldier leadership skills



Fitness, Military Bearing

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 demonstrated a complete lack of integrity when he attempted to cheat on the previous record APFT

o personal issues are interfering with military bearing

o failed to meet body fat standards IAW AR 600-9; measured at 27% body fat and maintained 2-3 pound weight loss per month while on the weight control program

o SFC Hero's participation in unit physical training waned during this rating period

o made satisfactory progress in run time but still approaching minimum standards in...

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

o did not meet standards in...

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

o refused suggestions to attend counseling until 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 soldier failed to meet height and weight requirements or make any progress

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 results

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



Leadership

o let personal feelings and relationships interfere with managing for results

o aggressively attacked the missions that seemed important to her

o apprehensive in the face of moral adversity

o betrays the trust and loyalty of peers and subordinates alike

o demonstrated poor leadership by failing to execute movement timeline which delayed unit transition

o displayed questionable leadership ability; failed to set the example for peers and subordinates through unlawful use of alcohol in a deployed environment

o exhibited strong ability to lead Soldiers, but often lacked the communication skills and tact required of an effective and credible NCO

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

o failed to live up to obligations

o failed to set the example, driving with junior Soldier in POV after driving privileges were revoked

o fails to take responsibility for the actions of soldiers under his charge

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 lacks enthusiasm for teaching subordinates

o lacks the moral conscience of an Army leader

o left his squad unsupervised during Annual Training to operate the masonry saw station; a task typically assigned to a subordinate

o needs to respect and follow lawful orders from all superiors in the chain of command regardless of personal thoughts regarding the order

o perception of favoritism affected morale and discipline within the section

o questionable leadership ability; failed to set the example for junior NCOs and Soldiers

o relieved for misconduct, conduct inconsistent with Army Values

o set poor example by "calling in sick", unable to discipline Soldiers who do the same

o sometimes does not understand the importance of his position; leadership and managerial skills need improvement to qualify for next rank



Training

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

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

o failed to mentor team on troubleshooting procedures; consequently platoon always last when he is absent

o could not adapt to rear-detachment duties due to limited training and inability to work alone

o obviously inexperienced due to lack of training and mentorship by senior shop members

o Soldier is inefficient in all aspects of Soldiering due to supervisor isolating him from wider duties

o failed to train his Soldier to take over daily operations of warehouse in his absence

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

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

o overcame lack of formal school opportunities but requires further training before ready for deployment

o demonstrated sincere effort to expand skill set but limited by lack of experienced trainers

o delivered substandard results consistently; should be decertified



Responsibility

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 SGT Smith's passive aggressive attitude is detrimental to morale and the unit's mission success

o unable to attend NCOES Schools for further development as a leader

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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