Posted on Jan 4, 2017
MAJ Operations Officer (Opso)
74.4K
148
42
10
10
0
A9e78900
Fact: Your rater is supposed to write your evaluation. Right? Or is that fiction? What are your thoughts and experiences?
Posted in these groups: 1efa5058 NCOERBilde2 OEREvaluations_logo Evaluations
Avatar_feed
See Results
Responses: 21
SSG Trevor S.
8
8
0
If you are not contributing to your eval you are not helping your own cause. That being said, your rater is "supposed" to do the eval.
(8)
Comment
(0)
MAJ Operations Officer (Opso)
MAJ (Join to see)
>1 y
SSG Trevor S. yup I agree. Hence the support form. However, for O-4-O-6 version of the support form does not match up with the OER format.
(1)
Reply
(0)
SSG Environmental Specialist
SSG (Join to see)
>1 y
I agree, I thought that is why most raters did quarterly counselings to get your input and such. He would then use that to build and write you evaluation. But I have heard stories of people being handing the paper work and told to write their own.
(2)
Reply
(0)
SSG Trevor S.
SSG Trevor S.
>1 y
SSG (Join to see) - yes it happens. But the rater's name is on it. Like anything you sign you should read it and agree first. Otherwise you might send UPA senior rater's bullet like
o This NCO's jersey should be retired and he should be entered into the Hall of Fame upon retirement
o Promote retroactively to compensate for last year's promotion board's mistake
(1)
Reply
(0)
SSG Environmental Specialist
SSG (Join to see)
>1 y
That is true, but I have also seen an eval written by a rater who just fabricated every bullet for that NCO.
(1)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small
Capt Seid Waddell
6
6
0
Back in the day, I wrote most of my evaluations as well as a list of possible comments for the endorsers. Of course my rater had the ability to edit any or all of the comments and the endorsers were free to use my comments or write their own. Mostly they used my prepared comments, as I recall.
(6)
Comment
(0)
MAJ Operations Officer (Opso)
MAJ (Join to see)
>1 y
Capt Seid Waddell that is how I have seen it too.
(2)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small
CPT Mark Gonzalez
5
5
0
Edited >1 y ago
Fact, the system is broke and evals are consistently inflated based upon date of rank. It is a magical occurrence, but average officers become awesome every time they go into zone. There is a tremendous benefit to promoting being average as the vast majority of people are not exceptional. However, the system is broke and if you find yourself in a promotable status it doesn't matter how good of a job you do the next year, as most likely you will not get the highest block check.
Always write a draft of your eval as unfortunately some officers cannot write and in a decentralized environment the writing ability of your rating scheme means a lot more than your actual accomplishments. Take care of your Soldiers and just realize that a lot of your superiors benefited from a flawed talent system and now they are your boss.
(5)
Comment
(0)
Avatar_small

Join nearly 2 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close