little confused here and seeking guidance. i've been an NCO for seven years, pcs'ed three times as an NCO, been in recruiting, worked at all levels, made SFC my first look, sat in for the OPS SGM yadda yadda yadda so the NCOER thing isnt new to me. i've had several different raters (some good, some bad) but always got a 1/1 and have strong bullets to back it up. i can honestly say this rating period my NCOER is stronger than it has ever been. i got asked two weeks ago if i would sit in as a battery 1sg for a few months (even though ive only been with this unit for 9 months) until they have a MSG incoming that can take the diamond position even though that battery has three other SFCs.
not trying to toot my own horn.... but i know its hard to look in the mirror and most 2 blocks are justified. no matter how good people try and convince you they are they aren't.
a little back story here is i am the assistant operations sgt for a BN S3 and my senior rater (a cpt from our sister bn) pcs'ed in 90 days ago as the operations OIC. we had a bn lvl clfx a month after he arrived and the implied task for me was to assist the OPS SGM by making sure the BTRYs understood their timelines, equipment needs, the ammo draw and distro and turn in went smooth, the tasked detail were on point. so the DAY BEFORE the clfx kicks off at 1400 he pulls the entire s3 into the conference room for an IPR. low and behold im told i am the RSO for "admin purposes" and would also be the tower operator. im also told i would have a tent, generator and heat. i told him i cant be the tower operator because as the RSO im responsible for range safety and need to be on the ground with the convoys to give a safety brief / mitigate risk. that was strike one, he was pissed but nothing he could do. second strike i told him s3 doesnt have a generator / tent organic to us due to it being down range (amazed me he didnt know what property we have on our hand receipt) but i coordinated with our alpha btry to co-use their TOC the first day and sign for it the rest of the CLFX for use the rest of the exercise. he agreed and that was that. day of the clfx the BN XO blows him up as to why we dont have our own tent. he threw me under the bus even though he agreed to it the night before and i took the heat round (no sweat that's what we do as NCOs) mind you i wasnt the NCOIC for the CLFX either it was another SFC from the S3. that whole first day went extremely bad for him, the medivac he coordinated for wasnt able to land because the officer he put in charge recon'ed the wrong LZ. the BN XO blew him up for that because you could hear the chopper hover'in looking for us for over 45 mins while he deconflicted it over the radio wasting training time. he also got blown up again for telling the land and ammo to not order any smoke. the whole day went crazy for him but the unit going through the CLFX couldnt tell they still got good training minus the 45 minus waiting on the bird that never came. i sat back an laughed because he took zero input from his NCOs before the CLFX and relied solely on his officers and paid the price.
i learned later thats how he operates. doesnt include his NCOs in any part of the planning, all officer 100% of the time until the day of and gets pissed if u warn him what he is doing is going to create problems if doesnt mitigate the issue (example he sent a 2lt to be an rso for a 9mm range who didnt have his range safety certification card from range control yet because he received the class two days before, i brought the issue up to him after talking to range control about it and offered to go in the 2lt place, he sent the lt anyway, range got shut down with the bn cdr there because before you open the range range control asks over the phone if the rso and oic have range cards on them, the OIC said he didnt lol, i ended up going anyway and that was his first week as the s3 oic).
ive kept the distance from him since that CLFX. he's held a grudge for something that wasnt my fault so that relationship was never built. ive taken charge of almost everything else our s3 has done behind the scenes with the other officers to ensure we were on track like our advon redeployment, main body redeployment, bn sports day and ran openly with direction from our CSM an NCO induction ceremony, nco / soldier of the quarter week long competition. no one, to include the other officers in the s3, or other sections like the guy.
do i have a leg to stand on? is there some way to get it over turned other than the review checking non concur, can u really get a 2 block with five excellent ratings?