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How does the NCOER counseling process work?

Can you please explain exactly how the NCOER counseling process works?

The Evaluator - Army Evaluation & Counseling Guide

Within the first 30 days you must receive an initial counseling which is documented on the DA Form 2166-8-1 from your rater.  The use of the support form is mandatory. Your rater and senior will provide a copy of his/her support form.

Once the initial counseling is complete, the support forms is forwarded to the senior rater.  The senior rater conducts a review to ensure the counseling meets the standard. Once this is done the forms are returned to the rater. The rated Soldier receives a copy of the original support form

After the initial counseling you will be counseled quarterly for the remainder of the rating period.

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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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  • matt


    what happens if you get a bad ncoer and have never been counceled.

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