Posted on Apr 27, 2014
CW3 Construction Engineer Technician
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In my short career I and fellow NCOs I know have been mislead with letters of continuity. They do not exist officially for NCOs and should not be written in place of an NCOER, especially if PCS'ing. What are your thoughts?
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Currently I am running into this issue getting a 90 day NCOER for PCS. my last NCOER was on March 28th. I got a 1/1 which had strong bullets included numerous training events including JRTC. Since then we have had minimal events and even my signal officer agrees it is going to screw me over getting a 90 day because there really isn't anything to pin point a strong rate.

Since reclassing I have had a 2/1, 1/1, 1/1 and if I get a 90 day report there is no way i can obtain a 1/1 if the bullets reflect accomplishments.
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I understand your situation, I have been in similar. All I can say is that its better to get a watered down Change of Rater than to PCS without one or worst, get a letter of continuity.
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SFC William Swartz Jr
SFC William Swartz Jr
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WO1 (Join to see) unfortunately you are in that un-enjoyable position of HAVING to have a CoR NCOER, it will not "screw you over" as bad as you might think, most boards are smart enough to understand what the deal is, it's not something new to the NCO Corps or the Army. As for a Letter of Continuity, the only time I have ever utilized one was for a subordinate SFC at Ft, Knox who was transferred between the 2 Training BDEs on post and had just recently received his Annual NCOER. As it was less than 90 days later, I simply did a LoC which highlighted his accomplishments over the course of the timeframe and that went with him to his new unit. A LoC should never, ever take the place of an NCOER, but in the cases similar to the one I listed earlier, that is pretty much the only instance where one should be used.
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I couldn't have stated it better SFC Swartz. Thanks for your input.
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I have to be honest I had to google this to see what it is. I have heard of letter of input and it seems to be the same thing. I have only seen this "sort of" work when dealing with evaluations. I had a SFC who worked in the G2 during weekend but during the week was in the G3. I rated him but I worked with the G2 to ensure that what he did for them was incorporated into his NCOER. Otherwise if we only had a Soldier for 60 days we ensured to do a 60 day option (when we were ending our deployment) or if less we had the next unit roll it up. However, in the reserves world you typically do not have much to report based off less than two months unless it is during annual training.

The number one thing is to take care of the Soldier. If the old unit fails them then you need to take up the slack to get the evaluation completed.
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