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

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 failed to meet requirements necessary to maintain his MOS qualification

o was unable to qualify in key tasks and limited the readiness of the entire team

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

o required supervision; lacked ability to be an independent problem solver

o did not learn from previous mistakes; could not perform duties as a Staff Sergeant

o delayed convoy due to failure to prepare or 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 hid serious shortfalls until it was too late to correct them

o failed to take advantage of opportunities for self-improvement

o failed to maintain awareness of subordinates' whereabouts; needs to focus on supervisory duties

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

o misunderstood or failed to comply with safety OI; jeopardized the safety and security of the entire Squadron

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

o required constant supervision; can be a very productive Specialist

o SGT Young is a capable Soldier but failed to use his abilities to the fullest

o did not meet quota; not focused, often distracted, her accuracy rate was the lowest in the shop


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

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

o counseled twice for disrespect toward an NCO; needs to 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 failed to maintain uniform to standards; need to be kept clean, dry and serviceable

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

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 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 fell asleep frequently at work; worked demanding schedule but needs to ensure he gets sufficienct rest and is fit for duty

o attempted to cheat on the previous record APFT; demonstrated a lack of integrity and military bearing

o allowed personal issues to interfere with military bearing; recommend counseling

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 soldier failed to meet height and weight requirements or make any progress


o failed to communicate current mission goals and expectations with junior enlisted consistently

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 meet 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 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 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 Soldier was AWOL during this rating period and did not adhere to the Army Values, NCO creed, or Oath of Enlistment

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

o requires constant supervision and is unreliable

o resists change and is unable to adjust or be flexible

o resists suggestions for improvement and actively works against the orders of his superiors

o send to Advance Leaders Course when slot is available

o send to SLC as soon as Soldier is eligible

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

o SSG Smith is uncooperative with leadership 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 SSG Smith is uncooperative with peers and leadership

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

o with detailed instruction and supervision Soldier can accomplish assigned tasks

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 encouraged insubordination in team members by regularly ignoring standing orders

o failed to comply with instructions given to him from the chain of command

o failed to meet Brigade standards and should not be retained

o failed to set the example for his Soldiers to follow during this rated period

o has potential, with more experience, to excel as a leader

o has the potential to be an excellent technician but is often careless with classified materials

o is diffcult for others to work with

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

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

o needs to develop his technical skills before advancing to the next grade with duties of greater responsibility

o not fit for this type of activity, exhibits a negative attitude and should be disqualified

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

o performance is sometimes above average but erratic; undependable and cannot be relied on for unsupervised assignments

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

o probably the worst performer in our Command

o promote at the convenience of the Army

o lacks maturity, displays poor judgement, needs further development

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

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

o lacks personal drive to lead soldiers or accomplish tasks

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

o maintained professionalism and poise, but lacks motivation to lead

o maintained professionalism and poise; performance is sometimes above average, but has a lack of loyalty and respect for superiors

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

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

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

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

o cannot work with his peers and is counter-productive

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

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

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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