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I just received my NCOER, I have never been counseled and this evaluation was completed by people not in my rating chain, What can I do?

I just received my NCOER for signature. This is my first time seeing my NCOER or a counseling for that matter. The NCOER has dates for counselings that I never took place. My senior rater and reviewer are the Company Commander and Battalion Commander. The entire time I've been here I haven't been counseled. My Platoon Sergeant passed the responsibility of counseling me when he PCS'd to my Senior Rater. My Senior Rater PCSs also and the tech (warrant officer) who has been there the entire time becamse the platoon leader and somehow my rater. He never counseled me and when it came time for his PCS, he writes my COR NCOER with 11 months of rated time. What can I do, how can I address this situation? Once again, I still haven't signed my NCOER.

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Bottom line

You have several options, you can:

  1. Sign the evaluation report
  2. Contest the counseling dates
  3. Request a Commander’s Inquiry
  4. Appeal the NCOER
  5. or a combination of 1-4 above.


False Counseling Dates

If you sign the counseling with false counseling dates you are agreeing the counseling took place.  It sounds like you should have really received a change of rater or received non-rated time.  The counseling responsibilities cannot be passed. If the rater did not counsel you as you state then the correct procedure is for the Senior rater to annotate in his comments something like:  “Rater failed to counsel Soldier IAW AR 623-3”.  Once that statement is made they can pretty much say whatever they want. They must be completed by the rater and senior rater.

Regulatory Requirements

There are several requirements under AR 623-3 and DA PAM 623-3 they include but are not limited to.

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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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