The Ncoer

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The inaccurate and irrelevant NCOER MSG William Armstrong United States Sergeants Major Academy Class 62 Mr. Victor Pedraza November 20, 2011 Abstract The purpose of this paper is to acquaint the readers with an ethical issue with NCOERs that I came across while serving as a First Sergeant. I was appalled to learn that leaders and raters are writing inaccurate and irrelevant NCOERs and making them less effective, because NCOs are not applying themselves. NCOs expect to be evaluated fairly, objectively, and want to be receiving an NCOER that will allow them to excel for further promotion and assignments. An NCO wants to have the faith that their rater is competent enough to give them a proper rating, good or bad, on their…show more content…
Almost all my previous AIT instructors had, not just similar bullets, but they were the same exact bullets, but for different NCOs. Not only where the bullets alike, but they would fall in the category of just a fluff bullet and had no bearing to influence the marks for that area of performance. Why is being a fair and objective senior NCO so difficult? These raters are watering down the system for the visual information career field. It is already a small career field to have to compete in to make the ranks of Sergeant First Class to Sergeant Major, approximately 200 positions total. I firmly believe that due to chain of command that used to be at DINFOS, they have set some of those Staff Sergeants back a few years for promotion, because the Department of the Army Centralized Boards will see all the similarities and disregard them. These NCOs disregarded their duties to provide an accurate and relevant NCOER for their Soldiers. They took the easy way out and did the copy and paste effect. Not to mention when I asked the NCO if they had ever been counseled, they responded with a no. No guidance was given on what was expected to receive an excellence in any area except for the physical training block. They were also never aware that their peers were getting the same bullets. The other ethical issue I came across for these former instructors was how some of the bullets seemed to be personable in a kind of derogatory manner. The
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