sharpen your understanding of the Army writing style

PUT YOUR BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT

a. The purpose statement. Open with a short, clear purpose sentence. The purpose statement is not the same as the bottom line. It only tells the reader what to expect when reading the paper. A purpose statement does not tell the reader the conclusion(s) the writer draws. b. Thesis. The bottom line or thesis statement tells your […]

NCOER Bullets Responsibility & Accountability

Directly responsible for brining the company in compliance with all OSHA, HAZMAT and safety regulations His safety enforcement resulted in accident free training Practiced conservation of supplies and funds which resulted in commendable supply inspections Voluntarily conducted observations to assist fellow AIT instructors to achieve Senior Instructor status Constantly maintained his training aids to standard […]

NCOER Bullet Guidance

Specific bullet examples are mandatory for excellence or needs improvement ratings. Comments must be entered in “bullet” narrative format adhering to: o short, concise, to the point o ideal bullet is one line, but no more than two o no more than one bullet to a line o must double-space between bullets o best bullets start […]

The Soldier Record Brief (SRB)

The Soldier Record Brief (SRB) is a multi-Component report that will be available to users as part of IPPS-A’s first release. The SRB offers HR Professionals, Leaders, and Soldiers centralized access to personnel information online and provides a snapshot of a Soldier’s military career information. The SRB will standardize and eventually replace the Enlisted and […]

Effective Military Communication (Slideshow)

Communication: The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, or writing. Barriers to Communication •  Physical Barriers •  Cultural Barriers •  Language Differences •  Format Errors •  Grammar and Spelling Mistakes Military Writing “Effective Army writing transmits a clear message in a single, rapid reading, and is generally free of errors in […]

NCOER Tips (Sep 23, 2013)

• Ensure counseling is happening; spot check rater‟s checklist/record • Best NCO receives 2 or 3 Excellence bullets, not 5-0 or 4-1 (success in PT) • Justify Excellence Bullets – Tell the story … • If you give a Success box check – must add bullet comment (s); can‟t leave it blank • Ensure Junior […]