Needs Improvement NCOER Bullet Comments


o failed to fulfill his leadership's intent for positive and appropriate EO practices

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 good Soldier, but fails to self improve by applying sound personal management skills

o demonstrated lack of integrity by building fraudulent medical documentation for planned disability claims

o avoids responsibility; needs to gain self-confidence in abilities

o good troop, needs mentoring to avoid negative influence of career SGTs

o was aware of peers involvement with underage drinking but failed to report it

o do not send to ALC


o possesses potential to serve in positions of responsibility with intensive retraining and direct supervision on the most basic tasks

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 ability to perform duties as a Staff Sergeant

o delayed convoy due to failure to consult with operations; convoy lost more than once

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 failed to fulfill his leadership's intent for positive and appropriate EO practices

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

o good Soldier, but fails to self improve by applying sound personal management skills

o must maintain awareness of subordinates' whereabouts at all times

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

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 concentrate on uniform: neat, clean and serviceable

o performance is above average but uniform and bearing do not meet standards and will hold this Soldier back

o does not follow chain of command and causes a widespread perception of favoritism

o did not make significant effort to improve during this reporting period and is not fit for retention

o took an apathetic approach to the health and welfare of troops; resulted in entire squad failing to meet the height and weight standard

o failed to complete 2-mile run during APFT, quit after 1 mile

o worked a demanding schedule that included changing between from nights to days, but frequently fell asleep during shift

o demonstrated a complete lack of integrity and military bearing 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 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 has good potential, but requires more experience applying daily Soldier leadership skills; needs to focus on leader presence at the right time and place

o displayed a genuine concern for Soldiers under his direction; at times shied away from setting the example and leading Soldiers

o an ineffective leader

o avoids responsibility and is a negative influence on his section

o corrects mistakes and inappropriate behavior but fails to reward loyalty and performance

o demands unreasonable performance and blames failures on understaffed Soldiers

o demonstrated a lack of leadership skill; lacks the confidence, managerial skills, and ability to make immediate decisions without supervisor's guidance

o displayed an inability to delegate tasks to subordinates

o exercised poor judgment during off-duty hours; cited for driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated

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

o failed to mentor his subordinate junior leaders with effective and timely counseling

o fails to live up to the Army values and places no moral emphasis on the Warriors ethos

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

o his personal demeanor needs to improve to reflect favorably on the Military Police and NCO Corps

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

o lacks initiative and managerial skills

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

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

o occasionally failed to prevent off-duty conduct from interfering with daily personal accountability; resulted in counseling and professional development involvement

o placed his own personal welfare before that of his subordinates

o received verbal and written counseling to finish pre-mob training

o Soldier's flaccid leadership style degraded squad moral by failing to provide guidance, support or confidence to his subordinates

o was ineffective and provided no useful guidance


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

o delivered substandard results consistently; should be decertified

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 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 not certified due to headquarters failing to send him to the appropriate schools

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

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

o did not seek training or assistance when placed in a position outside of his typical duties

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

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

o is not qualified due to deployment during annual training visit

o Soldier did not meet minimum selection requirements; recommend counseling to determine cause of trend

o unable to brief class during JRTC rotation due to failure to prepare, affected safety and readiness


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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