Needs Improvement NCOER Comments


o fraternized with lower ranks; needs to maintain formality when in presence of Soldiers

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 demonstrated poor judgement without consideration of results

o avoided participation in unit events; affected unit cohesion and morale

o did not report barracks thefts until relieving NCO performed inventory

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

o frequent malingerer; considered false claims of sickness to be a Soldier's right

o focused more on avoiding work than contributing to platoon goals

o valued team member but must learn to delegate

o good Soldier, but does not use time constructively or make effort to advance

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

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


o wasted resources due to ignorance of local procedures; recommend retraining

o did not attempt to find alternate solutions or report obstacles; delayed shift change numerous times

o completed tasks only after they were brought to his attention; needs to improve follow-up to accomplish all tasks thoroughly

o Soldier under-performed during rating period, resulting in mission failure

o accomplished 66.6% of assigned mission; enlisted 12 soldiers against a mission of 18 soldiers

o lacked the drive to exploit his knowledge and experience to advance his career

o failed to meet requirements necessary to maintain his MOS qualification

o is an experienced and capable mechanic but needs to learn to delegate and follow-up

o disregarded his better judgment by negotiating an impassable mountain road resulting in damage to the non-tactical vehicle

o showed poor judgment when he attempted to navigate river bed with a non-tactical vehicle; damged undercarriage, inoperable

o needs to be consistent with leadership style and maintain formality when in presence of Soldiers

o an excellent technician but needs to work on tact when communicating with senior NCOs

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

o valued team member but must learn to delegate

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 perfored above average but uniform and bearing do not meet standards and will hold this Soldier back

o spends too much time on personal calls; needs to adhere to common office courtesies

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

o delegation and supervisory skills exceed expectations but use tact when addressing subordinates

o NCO displayed substandard appearance and military bearing for NCO of his maturity

o fraternized with lower-grade Soldiers; undue familiarity threatened unit discipline

o failed to meet the body fat standards during rating period; maintained three to eight pounds of weight loss and removed himself from the AWCP

o soldier is on profile and cannot conduct an Army Physical Fitness Test or participate in any physical training events

o failed to follow chain of command and caused a widespread perception of favoritism

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

o presented an unprofessional appearance and lacks military bearing

o attempted to abuse position and authority to cheat on previous record APFT

o sets wrong example when wearing PT clothes after PT and during the duty day

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 within tolerance of AR 600-9

o presented an unprofessional appearance and lacks military bearing

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

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


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 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 failed to take advantage of opportunities to advance

o must learn to prioritize; put training ahead of unit activities

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

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

o has no patience, loses control when training

o went AWOL for 41 days, neglected his basic soldier knowledge of being on time, in the right uniform and the right place

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

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

o negatively affected our state of readiness by...

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

o successfully assisted in the training of two NCOs on basic duties associated with the Intel Watch

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 followed orders but did not attempt to become shop-qualified or make progress in training

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

o ignored daily taskings; lack of records led to multiple write ups during QA inspection

o turned down opportunities for new experience and professional growth; not progressing or advancing in responsibility

o was uncooperative when corrected and displayed a consistent lack of interest in Section goals

o did not support organizational morale events; weakened camaraderie and unit cohesion

o failed to follow orders, led to the loss of security clearance; Section is now undermanned and unable to meet msn requirements

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 wheeled mechanic

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

o couldn't be relied upon to maintain production rate in the absence of supervision

o could not 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 failed to supervise subordinates or follow procedures; caused the loss of $2,000 worth of equipment

o left soldiers unsupervised during unexcused absence from duty; risked the safety of inexperienced Soldiers

o failed to understand the importance of his duties, took advantage of every opportunity to avoid responsibility

o demonstrated little regard for the security and accountability of sensitive items during deployments; delayed ops while determiniing if COMSEC was compromised

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

o failed to identify critical mistakes which reduced productivity and wasted valuable time and unit funds

o struggled to meet the general expectations and internal suspenses directed by the commander; increased the workload of his peers

o accomplished all tasks to the minimum standard

Rater Comments

o failed to render the proper respect to NCOs; damaged shop cohesion; switched supervisor and monitoring performance

o allowed the pressure of family issues to affect her performance. Recommend release from duties and counseling until such time she can resume work without endangering others.

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

o NCO is not a contributing member of the U.S. Army; do not retain and remove from positions of responsiblity immediately

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

o could not recover from family crisis; ignored support and did not make effort to meet responsibilities; recommend counseling

o declined to attend NCOES Schools; delayed further development as a leader; squad without capable supervision

o demonstrated a lack of skill in some duties, has potential, should double training efforts

o despite increasing assistance and training, continues to have difficulty completing assigned tasks, recommend reclassification

o a technical SME and a great asset for training, but demonstrates a lack of morale in this Unit. May perform better in another Command.

o do not assign to positions of greater responsibility

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

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

o does not comply with regulations and is a threat to the safety of this battery. Recommend discharge at earliest opportunity.

o does not possess the qualities necessary to advance to the next level

o does not prefer to be in a leadership position, does not command respect from subordinates

o failed to meet Brigade standards and should not be retained

o SSG is uncooperative and fails to understand the difference between "taking care of troops" and following orders. His combative attitude is counter-productive and a liability to this Command.

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

o keep with troops so our Soldiers can benefit from his leadership and selfless service

o lacks experience and fails to understand the importance of advancement

o lacked maturity, displayed poor judgement, needs further development

o maintain at current position; personal life events have lowered morale within his section

o NCO consistently failed to perform the duties required at his rank; incapable of handling even menial tasks without direct supervision (MAB)

o NCO's otherwise great performance was severely impacted due to his lapse in judgement during rating period; failed to uphold the Army Values

o needed some help to meet deadlines; could have benefited from delegating, prioritization and multitasking

o performance is sometimes above average but erratic and undependable, could not be relied on to complete assignments

o performs at expected levels, does not distinguish himself from his peers

o promote at the convenience of the Army

o allowed the pressure of family issues to affect her performance; reliability declined dramatically

o promote to SFC if slots are available, send to ALC immediately

o promote to Staff Sergeant with peers; continue to groom as squad leader

o promote when NCOES is complete

o put forward much effort but unable to progress; consider reclassification

o rater was relieved during rating period

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

o send to Advance Leaders Course when slot is available

o SGT Smith's negative attitude is detrimental to morale and a threat to the unit's mission success; recommend transfer

o unable to adjust to deployment or the diverse demands of a Joint environment

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

o unlimited potential; needs to work on his leadership and problem solving before executing duties of greater responsibility

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

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