Yes as an exception. AR 623-3 states:
3-7b.(1)(c) While correspondence and telephone conversations may be used as an alternative because of geographic separation, these will be followed by a face-to-face discussion between the rated NCO and rater at the earliest opportunity. Simply requiring the rated NCO to submit written performance objectives on DA Form 2166–9–1A at the beginning of the rating period without a follow-up face-to-face meeting is an unacceptable shortcut of this provision.
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