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Is it legal for an NCOER to include incidents that happened during another rating period?

I just received my NCOER, and it cites me for events that happened in the previous rating period? Isn't that illegal?

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It depends. If the event did in fact happen in another rating period (and nothing new has surfaced regarding this event since then), it probably shouldn’t be mentioned in the current report.

However, old situations can be referenced if there are new related developments or offenses. For example:

A Soldier was picked up for DUI and found guilty. The initial  investigation revealed that the Soldier was above the legal limit by use of a blood alcohol test. His evaluation report could mention the facts regarding the  DUI. If the final report comes back during the following rating period and it indicates that the Soldier also tested positive for cocaine at the time of the DUI, the situation would likely be mentioned in that NCOER as well.

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Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training.

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