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Do I Need an Evaluation Report if I am Going to ETS, Retire, or Separate Under the Med Board Process?

I am going through the Medical board process and I'm almost complete. I am waiting on orders to clear and get out. My platoon sergeant is now telling me I have to do my NCOER that is due in less than 30 days.

The Evaluator - Army Evaluation & Counseling Guide


You will need a Change of Duty evaluation report to close out your military service.

Extract AR 623-3

3–43. “Change of Duty” report
a. A code 04, “Change of Duty” report, is mandatory when a rated Soldier is reassigned to a different principal duty while still serving under the same rater or when he or she is separated from Army service. The reason for submission will reflect the event that warranted the generation of an evaluation (that is, change of duty, discharge, separation, or retirement). No report is submitted when organizational changes merely alter the rated Soldier’s principal duty title but do not change the type of work performed (for example, personnel management staff officer to Assistant G–1). A mandatory code 03, “Change of Rater” report, will be prepared when a change of duty also results in a change of rater (see para 3–40).

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  • husseina


    Is it compulsory for a Soldier who is retiring in the next 8 months to have NCOER even though it seems to be hurting the Soldier and he/she does not want any? I said these because due to CONVID 19, the organization did not have much to do.Soldier has been moved from a team to brigade to act as secretary to the brigade commander office pending on the civilian hiring position.


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