Example NCOER Bullets

When it's time for that annual evaluation, sometimes it's tough to come up with the right bullet comments to accurately describe your or your troop's performance. To help get you started, below is a collection of example NCOER bullets. To contribute bullet comments, e-mail them to editor@armywriter.com or use the form below. Thanks!

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Guidance on Army NCOER Bullet Comments

Excerpts from the Unofficial DA PERSCOM NCOER Preparation Guide

Per DA PAM 623-3, bullet comments:

When the rater enters bullet statements on the NCOER, they should match the rating marked: Excellence, Success, or Needs Improvement. Below are examples of comments describing these decreasing levels of performance.

EXCELLENCE

Exceeds standards; demonstrated by specific example(s) and measurable results; special and unusual, achieved by only a few; clearly better than most others. Examples:

SUCCESS

Meets all standards; majority of ratings; fully competitive for schooling and promotion; counseling goal to bring all NCOs to this level. Examples:

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

Missed meeting some standard. Examples:

The NCOER bullet comments below are examples of Excellence, Success, and Needs Improvement NCOER Bullets. Excellence bullets should clearly describe performance above the ordinary and should be quantifiable. Excellence bullets should be demonstrated by specific examples and measurable results.

EXAMPLES OF SUCCESS BULLETS

EXAMPLES OF EXCELLENCE BULLETS

EXAMPLES OF NEEDS IMPROVEMENT BULLETS

Below are examples of senior rater bullets that selection boards like to see. Senior rater bullets need to be clear, concise and reflect potential for promotion and higher levels of authority and responsibility.

STRONG SENIOR RATER PERFORMANCE AND POTENTIAL BULLETS