Individual Development Plans for Soldiers

Organizations must create a culture that encourages, supports, and invests in the short- and long-term development of their employees. Professional development should be an ongoing process to ensure Soldiers are staying current—if not one step ahead—in their fields and mission-critical competencies. Planning for continuous development must be anchored to the organization’s mission, goals, objectives, and […]




Soldiers provide each other with a writing surface during the U.S. Army Alaska Small Arms Competition on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska

The Army Writing Standard

Following the components of the Army writing style will lead you to write to Army standard. The Army standard is stated as “transmits a clear message in a single rapid reading and is generally free of errors in grammar, mechanics, and usage.” A general summary of the Army writing style is below: Put the recommendation, […]




TIPS FOR USING Electronic Evaluation System (EES)

All NCOERs with a through date of 1 JAN 2016, will be completed within the EES (https://evaluations.hrc.army.mil/). It is STRONGLY recommended that you utilize the PDF-F version of the applicable evaluation forms (DA FORM 2166-9-1 for SGT; DA FORM 2166-9-2 for SSG-1SG/MSG; DA FORM 67-10-1 for O1-O3 and W1-CW2) for drafting an evaluation.  This allows […]




Outstanding Leaders keep Journals

“Journaling on real paper with a real pen seems like a throwback to a different era. Until you try it. For leaders, finding that calm place where you purposely take the time to reflect is a powerful antidote to the rush-rush-rush of the rest of the day.” — Joel Barker, Futurist, film maker, and author […]




Common Errors: Spelling

Common ErrorsIn everyday practice, most writers make a limited number of errors in the basics, but repeat those errors often. Below is a list of frequently occurring errors and corrections with techniques to prevent them. Studies show that people tend to continually misspell a relatively small number of words— between 25 and 50—in their day-to-day […]




Common Errors: Subject-Verb Agreement

Common Errors In everyday practice, most writers make a limited number of errors in the basics, but repeat those errors often. Below is a list of frequently occurring errors and corrections with techniques to prevent them. Claire Cook, in Line by Line: How to Improve Your Own Writing, states: Errors in agreement, a singular subject […]




Common Errors: Sentence Fragments

Common Errors In everyday practice, most writers make a limited number of errors in the basics, but repeat those errors often. Below is a list of frequently occurring errors and corrections with techniques to prevent them. Conventional sentences have a subject and predicate, and any departure should be clearly intentional. Skillful writers use fragments effectively […]