The Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report (NCOER)

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The Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report (NCOER) is part of the Army’s Evaluation Reporting System (ERS). These reports are designed to evaluate the performance and potential of noncommissioned officers (NCOs). To be effective, leadership must be actively involved and establish a relationship comprised of personal interaction between the rating chain and the rated NCO. When properly utilized, the NCOER system will identify which NCOs have the highest potential for promotion, determine which Soldiers for whom a special assignment may be appropriate, and also assist the Department of the Army (DA) in selecting NCOs for denial of continued service. To this end, it is imperative that the rated NCO and all members of the rating chain be …show more content…
In a sense, this document is the “report card” which presents the NCO’s “grades” for the period by means of various block checks, bullet and narrative comments, and ranking among their peers. The standards established in Army Doctrine Reference Publication (ADRP) 6-22, Army Leadership, are what the rater uses to evaluate the NCO. By understanding the Army Leadership Requirements Model, the rater can make an accurate assessment of the NCO in accordance with what the Army has determined a leader is, their attributes, and what a leader does, their competencies. When the rated NCO understands this model, they can create goals for themselves which further the developmental process and will enable them to become better leaders. These attributes and competencies are the basis of the DA 2166-9 series forms which are described in detail in the ERS publications Army Regulation (AR) 623-3, Department of the Army Pamphlet (DA PAM) 623-3, and in the instructional pages of the support …show more content…
This could be a direct influence or stem from the perceived ideals of what an Army leader should be. Military leaders are generally expected to project confidence, authority, and possess a demeanor that inspires those around them. They should show resiliency and maintain a level of fitness and appearance which bespeaks their professionalism. In essence, one’s presence is the proverbial “cover of the book” by which people are judged by others who are not closely aquatinted with them. Right or wrong, this perception does indeed become the reality for

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