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What is meant by the term "overweight"?
A Soldier is considered overweight when his/her body fat percent exceeds the standard specified in AR 600-9
Who is responsible for meeting the standard specified in AR 600-9
Every Soldier. (Comission Officer, Warrant Officer, Enlisted) Self-disciplne to maintain proper weight distribution and high standards of appearance are essential to every individual in the Army.
Ensure that all personnel:
Name some limitations on personnel that are overweight, including Soldiers that become pregnant while on the weight control program?
A Soldier that has been flagged for being overweight CANNOT receive an award
A Soldier that has been flagged for an APFT failure CAN receive an award.
What are the three reasons the Army is so concerned about excess body fat?
When does enrollment in the weight control program begin?
Tape measures used for taping should be made of what material?
The tape measure should be made of non stretchable material, preferably fiberglass; cloth or steel tapes are unacceptable.
How often should Soldiers in the weight program weigh in?
Monthly to measure their progress.
The required weight loss goal of 3 to 8 pounds per month is considered a safely attainable goal to enable Soldiers to lose excess body fat, and meet the body fat standards.
What regulation covers the Army Weight Control Program?
Screening table heights and weights are measured to the nearest what?
1/2 pound or 1/2 inch
What are three things that must happen when a Soldier is determined to be overweight?
How often should Soldiers be weighed in?
A Soldier should weigh in when the take the APFT or at least every six months
The method of determining the percent of body fat on a Soldier
The circumference sites that are used for taping male and female Soldiers are?
How many people should be utilized in the taping of Soldiers?
Two, one to place the tape measure and determine the measurements, and the other to assure proper placement and tension of the tape, as well as to record the measurements on the worksheet
They should be weighed within 30 days of the APFT.
Test (APFT) and meet weight standards."
To assist Soldiers in meeting the requirements prescribed in AR 600-9, weight screening tables are used. The screening weight is based on what to considerations?
When you take the APFT what is the minmum points you must score in each event?
What FM covers Physical Training?
What are the three phases of physcial conditioning?
About how long is preparatory phase
About 2 weeks
About how long is the conditioning phase?
What is a MFT?
Master Fitness Trainer.
What does FITT stand for?
What is a DA Form 3349?
What is the objective of physical fitness training?
What are the three periods of a normal daily exercise routine?
What are the commands to get a unit from a normal line formation into an extended rectangular formation?
Extend to the left, march
Arms downward, move
Extend to the left, march
Arms downward, move
From front to rear count off
Even numbers to the left uncover
What AR covers the Army Physical Fitness Program?
During Preliminary Marksmanship Training (PMI), what are the only two positions taught?
What are the two basic elements of the Sight Picture?
CLEANER-It contains solvents that dissolve firing residue and carbon
LUBRICANT-It lays down a layer of teflon as it dries to provide lubricant
PRESERVATIVE-It prevents rust from forming
Without Magazine & Sling- 7.78lbs
With sling and loaded 20 rd magazine- 8.48lbs
With sling and loaded 30 rd magazine- 8.79lbs
Semiautomatic-45 rds per minute
Burst-90 rds per minute
Sustained-12-15 rds per minute
The elevation knob adjusts the point of aim for the M16/A2 rifle how much?
without magazine and sling- 6.49lbs
with sling and loaded 20 rd magazine- 7.19lbs
with sling and loaded 30 rd magazine- 7.50lbs
Semiautomatic- 45 rds per minute
Burst- 90 rds per minutes
Sustained- 12-15 rds per minutes
Maximum range- 3,600 meters
Max Effective Range for point target- 500 meters
Max effective range for an area target- 600 meters
Buttstock closed-29.75 inches
Buttstock open- 33.00 inches
Bipod- 800 meters
Tripod- 800 meters
Bipod- 600 meters
Sustained rate is 100 rds per minute
Rapid rate is 200 rds per minute
Cyclic rate 650 to 850 rds per minute
Firing Pin Block
The service stripe is worn centered from seam-to-seam on the outside bottom half of both sleeves. The first stripe is sewn on an angle of 30 degrees, with the lower end inserted in the front inside seam, 1?4 inch above the cuff braid. Theupper end of the stripe is inserted in the back seam of the sleeve. Each additional stripe is spaced 1?8 inch apart from the last, and above the first stripe.
One service stripe represents how many years?
6 months. (ACU is made with the same nylon/cotton rip-stop fabric as the current Enhanced Hot Weather BDU (EHWBDU). The current EHWBDU has an estimated wear life of six months.)
The new pattern is designed to work in the three primary combat environments, -- Woodland, Desert and Urban. Though not optimized for any particular environment, it is effective in all three.
The rank and grade will be black emroidery on the digitized fabric with hook fastener, expect major and 2nd lieutenant; which will be bronze embroidery with hook fastener. The olive drab areas of the warrant officer rank will be foliage green.
The U.S. Army Tape will be black embroidery on the digitized fabric with hook fastener. The finished length will be 5 inches.
Immediately above and parallel with the slanted chest pocket flaps
Private through Colonel – 2 inches by 2 inches with hook fastener
Brigadier General and Major General – 2 inches by 2 inches overall with hook fastener
Lieutenant General – 2 inches by 3 ¼ inches with both hook and loop fasteners attached.
General Officer – ¾ inch stars point to vertex 1/8 inch apart
Branch insignia will not be worn with the ACU with one exception. Who is allowed to wear branch insignia and how is it worn?
U.S. Army Chaplaincy religious denomination insignia may be worn 1/8 inch above and centered on the name tape. The insignia will be pin on only.
How will the SSI (Unit Patch) and the SSI-FWTS (Combat Patch) be worn on the ACU?
The SSI will be worn centered on the hook and loop faced pad already provided on the left sleeve of the coat. The SSI-FWTS will be worn centered on the hook and loop faced pad already provided on the right sleeve of the coat.
How will the U.S. Flag insignia be worn on the ACU?
The U.S. Flag insignia is worn on the right shoulder pocket flap of the ACU coat.
How many skill tabs can be worn on the ACU?
No more than 3
How are skill tabs worn on the ACU?
Centered on the shoulder pocket flap of the hook and loop faced pad already provided on the left shoulder of the ACU coat in order of precedence IAW AR 670-1.
Can a Soldier wear the Black All weather coat as a raincoat with the ACU?
Yes, but only in a Garrison environment.
How is the ACU patrol cap worn with the ACU?
Personnel wear the patrol cap straight on the head so that the cap band creates a straight line around the head, parallel to the ground. The patrol cap will fitsnugly and comfortably around the largest part of the head without distortion or
excessive gaps. The cap is worn so that no hair is visible on the forehead beneath the cap. At their discretion, individuals may wear the ear flaps down during cold weather, except in formation when the commander may prescribe wear policy.
What type of rank is authorized to be worn on the ACU patrol cap?
Sewn or Pin on rank.
How is the name tape worn on the ACU Patrol Cap?
The name tape will be worn centered on the hook and loop pad on the back of the ACU Patrol Cap.
When the ACU trouser leg is bloused, what is the maximum distance that it may extend down the boot?
The bloused trouser legs should not extend below the third eyelet from the top of the boot
Describe the proper process for washing the ACU.
1. Wash in cold water and mild detergent containing NO optical brighteners or bleach.
2. Tumble dry at low heat (not to exceed 130 degrees fahrenheit)
3. Remove immediately from dryer and fold flat or place on a rustproof hanger to ensure heat from the dryer does not set wrinkles.
4. To drip dry, remove from the washer/water and place on a rustproof hanger. Do not wring or twist.
What are the components of the IPFU?
1. Jacket, running, gray and black.
2. Pants, running, black.
3. Trunks, running, black, moisture-wicking.
4. T-shirt, gray, short sleeve, moisture-wicking.
5. T-shirt, gray, long sleeve, moisture-wicking.
6. Cap, Microfleece, Green
When authorized by the Commander, may the IPFU be worn on and off post and on and off duty?
Yes, Soldiers may wear all or part of the IPFU with civilian attire off the installation, when authorized by the commander.
What is the only insignia authorized for wear on the IPFU according to AR 670-1?
The Physical Fitness Badge
How is the Physical Fitness Badge properly placed on the IPFU?
When the physical fitness badge is worn, it is sewn on the upper left front side of the IPFU T-shirt. On the IPFU running jacket, the insignia is sewn centered 1/2 inch above the word “Army.”
Are Soldiers authorized to wear commercially purchased gray or black spandex shorts under the IPFU trunks?
Yes, The length of the shorts must end above the knee or higher. The commercial shorts must be plain, with no logos, patterns, or obtrusive markings. Soldiers are not required to buy the spandex shorts.
Can Commanders authorize the wear of commercial items be worn with the IPFU?
Commanders may authorize the wear of commercial running shoes, calf-length or ankle-length, plain white socks with no logos, gloves, reflective belts or vests, long underwear, and other items appropriate to the weather conditions and type of activity. If soldiers wear long underwear or other similar items,they must conceal them from view when wearing the running jacket and pants of the IPFU.
When was the NCO support channel formally recognized?
20 December 1976
What is Sergeant's Business?
Explain the Chain of Command.
The succession of commanders superior to subordinates through which command is exercised
How does the Chain of Command support the NCO support channel?
By legally punishing those who challenge a sergeant's authority
What is the role of the CSM?
Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Battalion commander
How does a Commander exercise command?
Through subordinate commanders
When was the position of Sergeant Major of the Army established?
Is the CSM in the Chain of Command?
What are key elements of command?
What is the NCO Support Channel?
It is the channel of communication that reinforces the Chain of Command
What must a Sergeant have in order to accomplish Sergeant's Business?
The Skill, ability and Leadership to train soldiers for combat and lead them into combat
Who is the only member of both your chain of command the your NCO support channel?
Your first line supervisor, section, squad or team leader
What does FM 6-22 cover?
Army Leadership (Competent, Confident and Agile)
Leadership is influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation while operating to accomplish the mission and improving the organization
What is purpose?
Purpose gives subordinates the reason to act in order to achieve a desired outcome.
What is direction?
Providing clear direction involves communicating how to accomplish a mission: prioritizing tasks, assigning responsibility for completion, and ensuring subordinates understand the standard.
What is motivation?
Motivation supplies the will to do what is necessary to accomplish a mission
Describe the "Be, Know and Do".
Army leadership begins with what the leader must BE, the values and attributes that shape a leader's character. Your skills are those things you KNOW how to do, your competence in everything from the technical side of your job to the people skills a leader requires. But character and knowledge while absolutely necessary are not enough. You cannot be effective, you cannot be a leader, until you apply what you know, until you act and DO what you must.
What are the three principal ways that leaders can develop others through which they provide knowledge and feedback?
A leader's effectiveness is dramatically enhanced by understanding and developing what areas?
1. Military Bearing
2. Physical Fitness
What is military bearing?
Projecting a commanding presence, a professional image of authority.
What is physical fitness?
Having sound health, strength, and endurance, which sustain emotional health and conceptual abilities under prolonged stress.
What is confidence?
Projecting self-confidence and certainty in the unit's ability to succeed in whatever it does; able to demonstrate composure and outward calm through steady control over emotion.
What is resilience?
Showing a tendency to recover quickly from setbacks, shock, injuries, adversity, and stress while maintaining a mission and organizational focus.
What are the three core domains that shape the critical learning experiences throughout Soldiers' and leaders' careers?
1. Institutional training.
2. Training, education, and job experience gained during operational assignments.
What are the Leader Actions?
1. Influencing - getting people (Soldiers, Army civilians, and multinational partners) to do what is necessary.
2. Operating - the actions taken to influence others to accomplish missions and to set the stage for future operations.
3. Improving - capturing and acting on important lessons of ongoing and completed projects and missions.
What are the three levels of leadership?
1. Direct - Direct leadership is face-to-face, first-line leadership.
2. Organizational - Organizational leaders influence several hundred to several thousand people. They do this indirectly, generally through more levels of subordinates than do direct leaders.
3. Strategic - Strategic leaders include military and DA civilian leaders at the major command through Department of Defense levels. Strategic leaders are responsible for large organizations and influence several thousands
What are the Army Values?
Attributes of an Army leader can best be defined as what an Army leader is. What are the attributes of an Army leader?
1. A leader of character
2. A leader with presence
3. A leader with intellectual capacity
Core leader competencies are what an Army leader does. What are the core leader competencies?
1. An Army leader leads
2. An Army leader develops
3. An Army leader achieves.
Why must leaders introduce stress into training?
Using scenarios that closely resemble the stresses and effects of the real battlefield is essential to victory and survival in combat.
What are intended and unintended consequences?
What is communication?
Name the two barriers of communications
Name some physical barriers of communication
What is counseling?
Counseling is the process used by leaders to review with a subordinate the subordinate's demonstrated performance and potential.
What are the three major categories of developmental counseling?
1. Event counseling
2. Performance counseling
3. Professional growth counseling
Character is essential to successful leadership. What are the three major factors that determine a leader's character?
1. Army Values
3. Warrior Ethos
What are the 7 steps to problem solving?
1. ID the problem
2. Gather information
3. Develop criteria
4. Generate possible solutions
5. Analyze possible solutions
6. Compare possible solutions
7. Make and implement the decision
What is reverse planning?
Reverse planning is a specific technique used to ensure that a concept leads to the intended end state.
To assess subordinates, leaders you must-
What are the team building stages?
Name some things in a unit that affect morale
What are beliefs?
Beliefs derive from upbringing, culture, religious backgrounds and traditions.
What are some techniques leaders may use during the directive approach to counseling?
1. Corrective Training
What Field Manual covers counseling?
FM 6-22 Appendix B
What are the characteristics of effective counseling?
1. Purpose: Clearly define the purpose of the counseling
2. FLexibility: Fit the counseling style to the character of each subordinate and the the relationship desired.
3. Resepct: View subordinates as unique, complex individuals, each with a distinct set of values, beliefs, and attitudes
4. Communications: Establish open, two-way communication with subordinates using spoken language, actions, gestures, and body language. Effective counselors listen more than they speak.
What are the three approaches to counseling?
What are some examples of Event counseling?
1. Instances of superior or substandard performance.
2. Reception and Integration Counseling.
3. Crisis Counseling
4. Referral Counseling
5. Promotion Counseling
6. Separation Counseling
What areas would you cover in a reception and integration counseling?
Chain of command familiarization.
Security and safety issues.
Noncommissioned officer (NCO) support channel (who is in it and how it is used).
On- and off-duty conduct.
Personnel/personal affairs/initial and special clothing issue.
What are the 4 stages of the Counseling Process?
1. Identify the need for counseling.
2. Prepare for counseling.
3. Conduct counseling.
4. Follow up.
What are the steps required to prepare for counseling?
Select a suitable place.
Schedule the time.
Notify the subordinate well in advance.
Outline the counseling session components.
Plan your counseling strategy.
Establish the right atmosphere.
A counseling session consists of what 4 basic components?
Opening the session.
Discussing the issues.
Developing the plan of action.
Recording and closing the session.
What is counseling?
Counseling is the process used by leaders to review with a subordinate the subordinate's demonstrated performance and potential.
What are some counseling techniques leaders may explore during the nondirective or combined counseling approaches?
1. Suggesting Alternatives
How many human needs are there?
4 (Physical, Social, Security and Higher (Religious)
What is tact?
A keen sense of what to do or say in order to maintain good relations with others and to avoid offense
What is the objective of counseling?
For one person to help another
What is communications?
Communications is the flow or exchange of information and ideas from one person to another.
Faulty communications causes most problems. True or false?
Leaders should seek to develop and improve what three leader counseling skills?
1. Active Listening
To insure that they understand the message sent to them, the receiver should send what back to the transmitter?
What are the qualities of an effective counselor?
1. Respect for subordinates
3. Cultural awareness
In communications, your exchange of information has three important parts. What are they?
Name some good conditions that make for good discipline
High performance standards
Loyalty to superiors and subordinates
Open channel of communications
What course of action should a supervisor take when a subordinate has been performing below his/her usual standards?
1. Counsel about substandard performance.
2. Attempt to define the problem with the soldier.
3. Afford opportunity and time to solve the problem.
4. Make a written statement of counseling
What are the stresses that influence behavior?
By neglecting the welfare of your Soldiers, you will probably do what?
Lose their respect and loyal cooperation
What form is used for counseling?
DA Form 4856 E
When is the directive approach in counseling most likely to be used?
When time is short, when the LEADER knows what to do, when the counseled soldier has limited problem-solving abilities.
Is it a requirement that a leader counsel his/her subordinates?
Yes. A leader who neglects to counsel his subordinates is negligent in his performance of duty.
Is performance counseling limited to bad performance?
No. Counseling may also be for good performance.
What FM covers the duties, responsibilities and authorities of a NCO?
What does Individual Responsibility make a soldier accountable for?
It makes them accountable for the personal conduct.
What is Command Authority?
Command authority is the authority leaders have over soldiers by virtue of rank or assignment. Command authority originates with the President and may be supplemented by law or regulation.
What are the two most important responsibilities of a leader?
Mission accomplishment and the welfare of the soldiers.
What does Command Responsibility make a soldier accountable for?
Command responsibility refers to collective or organizational accountability and includes how well the unit performs their missions.
Where would a soldier find a noncommissioned officer's role in reference to the chain of command?
The authority of command that one individual exercises over others is acquired as a result of what?
What is a NCO's principle duty and responsibility?
Name some basic responsibilities of a NCO?
Maintaining government property
Ensuring the welfare of the soldiers
Executing the mission
What is authority?
Authority is the legitimate power of a leader to direct those subordinates to him or to take action within the scope of his position.
Every soldier has two responsibilities. What are they?
1. Individual Responsibilities
2. Command Responsibilites
What is power?
Power is the ability, either physical, mental or moral to have a positive control over the actions of others.
What are the five types of power?
What is legal power?
The power derived from law and regulation.
What is reward power?
The power derived from the capacity of the leader to provide desired rewards to a soldier for good performance.
What is coercive power?
The power which influences a person to perform or behave in a manner contrary to how that person desires to behave at the time.
What is referent (charismatic) power?
The power derived from the leader's personality and is effective as a means of influencing soldiers to the extent they respect and admire the leader.
What is expert power?
The power derived from the leader's accumulation of knowledge, skills and capabilities.
How do you determine the amount of supervision needed to accomplish a task?
By considering your soldiers' competence, motivation and commitment to perform the task.
To insure your soldiers understand and are carrying out the task, you should do what?
What is general military authority?
General military authority is authority extended to all soldiers to take action and act in the absence of a unit leader or other designated authority. Allows leaders to take appropriate corrective actions whenever a member of any armed service, anywhere, commits an act involving a breach of good order or discipline.
What are the four fundamental steps in supervising subordinates in the accomplishment of a task?
1. Assign the task
2. Set standards
3. Check progress
4. Determine if standards have been met (follow-up)
What is supervision?
Keeping a grasp of the situation and ensuring that plans and policies are being followed; the art of checking without undue harassment.
What are the three different types of duties?
3. Implied duties
What is a specified duty?
Specified duties are those related to jobs and positions. Directives such as Army regulations, Department of the Army (DA) general orders, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), soldier’s manuals, Army Training and Evaluation
Program (ARTEP) publications and MOS job descriptions specify the duties.
What is a directed duty?
Directed duties are not specified as part of a job position or MOS or other directive. A superior gives them orally or in writing. Directed duties include being in charge of quarters (CQ) or serving as sergeant of the guard, staff duty officer, company training NCO and NBC NCO, where these duties are not found in the unit’s organization charts.
What is an implied duty?
Implied duties often support specified duties, but in some cases they may not be related to the MOS job position. These duties may not be written but implied in the instructions. They’re duties that improve the quality of the job and help keep the unit functioning at an optimum level. In most cases, these duties depend on individual initiative. They improve the work environment and motivate soldiers to perform because they want to, not because they have to.
Who is the 1st Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC)?
SGM William Joseph Gainey.
When did the 1st Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairmen Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC) assume the position?
October 01, 2005.
What grade is the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC)?
The SEAC holds the grade of E-9 and is equal in seniority to the Services SEAs.
How many SMA have there been?
Name the five most recent Sergeant Majors of the Army:
Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler
Former Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston
Former Sergeant Major of the Army Jack L. Tilley
Former Sergeant Major of the Army Robert E. Hall
Former Sergeant Major of the Army Gene C. McKinney
Who was the first Sergeant Major of the Army?
Sergeant Major Willion O. Wooldridge.
What year was the Sergeant Major of the Army Established?
The Sergeants Major Course began in what year?
The history of the Noncommissioned Officer began in what year with the birth of the Continental Army?
Who wrote the "Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States", also commonly called the "Blue Book" and thus standardized NCO duties and responsibilities in 1778?
During the year 1778, what were the NCO ranks during that period?
Three NCOs received special recognition for acts of heroism during the American Revolution. In practice this award was the precursor to the Medal of Honor introduced during the Civil War. What were their names?
Sergeant Elijah Churchill
Sergeant William Brown
Sergeant Daniel Bissell
During what year did the War Department make the first reference to noncommissioned officer chevrons?
What publication published in 1829 provided instructions for training of noncommissioned officers?
The Abstract of Infantry Tactics
The 417 page unnoffical publication called the Noncommissioned Officers Manual, was published in what year?
During what year did the symbol of NCO rank, the chevron, rotate to what we would today call point up and become smaller in size?
During what year did the AR 350-90 establish army-wide standards for NCO Academies?
In 1958 the Army added two grades to the NCO Ranks, these pay grades would "provide for a better delineation of responsibilities in the enlisted structure". What were the two new pay grades?
E8 and E9.
During what year did PLDC first become a mandatory prerequisite for promotion to Staff Sergeant?
What Army Regulation prescribes the policies for completing evaluation reports that support the Evaluation Reporting System (ERS)?
What DA Pamphlet prescribes the procedures for completing evaluation reports that support the Evaluation Reporting System (ERS)?
DA Pam 623-3
What does the Evaluation Reporting System (ERS) identify?
The ERS identifies officers and non-commissioned officers who are best qualified for promotion and assignments to positions of higher responsibility. ERS also identifies Soldiers who should be kept on active duty, those who should be retained in grade, and those who should be eliminated.
Under the ERS a Soldier is evaluated on performance and potential. In this system, what three kinds of evaluations are given?
What is the basic structure of the ERS?
Allows the rater to give shape and direction to the rated officer or non-commissioned officer’s performance.
Provides a chain-of-command evaluation of a Soldier’s performance and potential.
Allows the entire evaluation reporting process to be reviewed.
What will a rating chain for an NCO consist of?
What is an NCOER?
Rating chain members use the DA Form 2166–8 (NCOER) to provide DA with performance and potential assessments of each rated NCO. The DA Form 2166–8 also provides evaluation information to ensure that sound personnel management decisions can be made andthat an NCO’s potential can be fully developed.
How many types of NCOERs are there?
There are 7:
2. Change of Rater
3. Relief for Cause
4. Complete the Record
5. 60 Day Rater Option
6. 60 Day Senior Rater Option
7. Temporary Duty, Special Duty or Compassionate Reassignment
What is the minimum period of time for rater qualification?
3 Rated Months
What is the minimum period of time for senior rater qualifications?
When will a member of an allied force meet senior rater qualifications?
What form is used for the NCO Counseling/Checklist Record?
DA Form 2166-8-1
What are some of the uses of an NCOER?
The information in evaluation reports, the Army’s needs, and the individual Soldier’s qualifications will be used together as a basis for such personnel actions as school selection, promotion, assignment, military occupational specialty (MOS) classification, command sergeant major (CSM) designation, and qualitative management.
What is a rating scheme?
A rating scheme is the published rating chain of the NCO’s rating officials (rater, senior rater, and reviewer).
What forms are used for the NCOER?
DA 2166-8-1, NCO Counseling Checklist/Record
DA 2166-8, NCO Evaluation Report.
What is the minimum time period before the initial counseling must be done?
Within the first 30 days of the rating period, effective date of lateral appointment to corporal, or promotion to sergeant, the rater will conduct the first counseling session with the rated NCO
The intitial counseling is slightly different than future counselings in that it primarily focuses on what areas?
Communicating performance standards to the rated NCO. It should specifically let the rated NCO know what is expected during the rating period. The rater shows the rated NCO the rating chain and a complete duty description, discusses the meaning of the values and responsibilities contained on the NCOER, and explains the standards for success.
Who is the last individual to sign the NCOER?
The rated NCO
Does the rated NCOs signature mean that the rated NCO approve of the bullets / comment on the NCOER?
No, The rated Soldier’s signature will only verify the accuracy of the administrative data in Part I, to include non rated time; the rating officials in Part II; the APFT and height and weight data; and that the rated Soldier has seen the
Are NCOERs required for POWs?
What are the parts of the NCOER?
PartI. Administrative Data
PartIII. Duty Description
Part IV. Army Values/ NCO
Part V. Overall Performance and
What is the minimum period of time for the reviewer?
None,there is no minimum time required
Are handwritten comments allowed on the NCOER?
Will any references be made in an NCOER to an incomplete investigation (formal or informal) concerning a Soldier?
Rating an NCO's fears, inner feelings, enthusiasm, and overall confidence falls into which Values/NCO Responsibility block?
Physical Fitness / Military Bearing
Is the use of the 2166-8-1 mandatory for counseling all NCOs in the ranks of CPL through CSM?
Who receives an NCOER?
What annotation will be made on the NCOER for a NCO's performance as a member of a Court Martial?
What NCOER is used upon the removal of an NCO from a ratable assignment based on the decision by a member of the NCO's chain of command?
What regulation prescribes the policy and procedures governing enlisted promotions and reductions?
AR 600-8-19, Enlisted Promotions and Reductions
What should you look for when recommending an individual for promotion?
Overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential.
What is meant by "inefficiency"?
A demonstration of characteristics that shows that a person cannot perform duties and responsibilities of the grade and MOS.
What must be done for soldiers (SGT and below) who meet advancement or promotion eligibility, without waiver, but are not recommended for promotion?
The soldier should be counseled. This counseling should be directed towards those areas in which the soldier needs to improve in order to qualify for the next higher grade.
What is the purpose of the secondary zone?
The secondary zone (SZ) provides incentives to those who strive for excellence and whose accomplishments demonstrated capacity for leadership, and marked potential warrant promotion ahead of their peers.
Name five reasons that a soldier may be administratively reduced.
1. Erroneous enlistment grade
4. Approve for discharge from service Under Other Than Honorable conditions
5. Failure to complete training (I.e., OCS, Flight School)
What are the three different ways that a soldier may be reduced for misconduct?
1. By Article 15
2. By Court Martial
3. Conviction by a civil court
What are the normal TIS and TIG requirements for promotion to PFC?
TIS: 12 months
TIG: 4 months
What are the normal TIS and TIG requirements for promotion to SPC?
TIS: 24 months
TIG: 4 months
What are the objectives of the Army promotion system?
Fill requirements with the best-qualified soldiers
Provide an equitable and just system that will objectively consider all qualified soldiers
Recognize the best qualified soldier and thereby attract and retain the highest caliber solder for a career in the Army
What is the maximum number of waivers that may be requested when recommending a soldier for promotion?
Who has the authority to administratively reduce soldiers in the grades E-2 through E-9?
E4 and below: Company Commander or higher
E5 - E6: Battalion Commander (O-5 or higher)
E7 - E9: Brigade Commander (O-6 or higher)
What are the three levels of promotion?
1. Unit level
3. DA centralized
Promotion to SGT/SSG represents what level of promotion?
An administrative reevaluation may be requested at any time for soldiers who believe they have increased their latest promotion score by __ or more points.
How many "zones" are there for promotion to SGT and SSG?
1. Primary Zone (PZ)
2. Seconday Zone (SZ)
In the event that you have 20 or more points to add, when are you eligible for promotion using the new points?
On the first day of the third month following the date your request for reevaluation was received at the PSC.
What are the TIS and TIG requirements for promotion to SGT?
Time in service: 36 months (PZ); 18 months (SZ)
Time in grade: 8 months (PZ); 4 months (SZ)
What are the TIS and TIG requirements for promotion to SSG?
Time in service: 84 months (PZ); 48 months (SZ)
Time in grade: 10 months (PZ); 5 months (SZ)
Who has the authority to promote soldiers in the grades E2 through E9?
E4 and below: Unit Commander
E5 - E6: Battalion Commander (O-5 or higher)
E7 - E9: The commanders of an Army Command (ARCOM)/General Officer Command (GOCOM)/Reserve Support Command (RSC), and a Commanding General of a command outside the OCONUS.
What is a "total" reevaluation?
A total reevaluation includes the entire process - from the commander's recommendation to the promotion board and administrative points.
What is the time requirement for board appearance for both the SGT and SSG board as of the first day of the board month?
SGT Board "Primary Zone" - 34 months TIS and 6 months TIMIG.
SGT Board "Secondary Zone" - 16 months TIS and 4 months TIMIG.
SSG Board "Primary Zone" - 82 months TIS and 8 months TIMIG.
SSG Board "Secondary Zone" - 46 months TIS and 5 months TIMIG.
When may a soldier request a total reevaluation?
6 months after the latest board appearance, reevaluation or re-computation
When is a soldier promoted to PV2?
When they complete 6 months of active Federal Service, unless the commander stops it.
What are the two types of promotion point reevaluations?
Administrative and total
What is the composition of a promotion board?
There must be at least three voting members and a recorder without a vote.
What are the three types of promotion point worksheets?
3. Re-computation .
What is the NCOES requirement for promotion to SGM? SFC? SSG? SGT?
SGM: Must be a graduate of ANCOC
SFC: Must be a graduate of BNCOC
SSG: Must be a graduate of PLDC
SGT: Must be a graduate of None
Who sits on a promotion board?
What is DA Form 3355?
DA Form 3355 is the promotion point worksheet, which must be completed when appearing before promotion boards, re-computation or reevaluating promotion points.
Soldiers are required to have their promotion points recomputed at least how often?
Once per year.
Who is the president of the promotion board?
The senior member of the board.
When should soldiers be recommended for promotion?
Only after they develop the skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of the next higher grade.
What is the maximum number of points possible on the Promotion Point Worksheet (DA Form 3355)?
What Army Regulation covers leaves and passes?
Can a three day pass be given during the normal duty week such as Tuesday through and Thursday?
What is the difference between an accrued leave and an advanced leave?
Accrued leave is a leave earned and advanced leave is granted prior to actual accrual of leave time
What is a DA Form 31?
Request and authority for leave (A Leave Form)
Is a pass a right or a privilege?
A pass is a individuals privilege (not a right) awarded to deserving soldiers by their commanders
What is the Form DA Form 4179R?
Leave Control Log
What does the term "terminal leave" mean?
Leave in conjunction with termination of service
How many days are soldiers allowed to take leave after pregnancy and childbirth?
In reference to the above question: If a soldier voluntarily decides to return to work after less than 42 days of leave, what must happen?
A physician must approve
What is the difference between an annual (ordinary) leave and a convalescent leave?
An annual is charged against a Soldier’s leave account and a convalescent leave is not, because it is part of the treatment prescribed.
Can a pass be taken in conjunction with a leave?
Is administrative absence chargeable as leave?
What is the maximum number of days which may be taken for a "Reenlistment Leave?"
90 days, provided advance leave does exceed 30 days
When is, or for what reason is, an administrative absence authorized?
To attend or participate in activities of semi-official nature to the benefit of the Department of the Army (DA)
Can a four day pass be obtained during the week such as Monday through Thursday?
No. A four day pass must include two non-duty days
When is emergency leave authorized?
Emergency leave is granted to soldiers for an emergency within his immediate family
Is emergency leave a nonchargeable leave?
No, emergency leave is a chargeable leave granted for a personal or family emergency requiring the soldier's presence.
Who pays for emergency leave air transportation?
The soldier's commander pays IAW Army budget procedures.
Is emergency leave transportation authorized to the soldier's emergency location?
No, emergency leave is authorized to the first Aerial Port of Debarkation (APOD) closest to the emergency location
Who is the approval authority for PTDY?
The installation or equivalent commander is the approval authority for PTDY
Is a Soldier authorized PTDY under the Transitional Assistance Program at Permanent Change of Station (PCS)?
No, soldiers being reassigned because of PCS are authorized 10 days PTDY
Can PTDY be taken in combination with ordinary leave?
No, soldiers may not use PTDY in combination with ordinary leave. The soldier must complete a duty day between the two periods of leave.
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