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Can awards like the Order of St. Barbara, Samuel Sharpe, Audie Murphy, & SGT Morales be mentioned on your evaluation report?

I was awarded the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara. I was wondering if my rater is allowed to include that achievement on my NCOER. I have heard multiple Senior NCOs, including my current 1SG saying that it can't be included.

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I can find nothing in AR 623-3 or DA PAM 623-3 that prevents the rater from mentioning this achievement.  I could not find any policy that prevented it either.  It is my opinion that such comments are authorized.

The reason many people believe that this such achievements cannot be mentioned or are unauthorized on the evaluation report is because they misread or misunderstand the requirements for a Soldier’s OMPF.  The Order of St. Barbara, Samuel Sharpe, Horatio Gates, Audie Murphy Club and Sergeant Morales Club documents are not allowed in a Soldier’s Official Military Record but this does not prevent them from being mentioned in the evaluation report.  In fact the only way a Soldier can be recognized for these types of achievement is by placing the comment in the evaluation report and/or receiving an award for it.

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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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