DA Form 2166-8
, NCO Evaluation Report. Now when your saying
can the senior rater 3 block the NCO?
By that do you mean in Part V, section c and d he was given a "3"? If so, AR 623–205
, Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Reporting System, on page 16, paragraph 3–13. Part V, Overall Performance and Potential, section
c. (1) states:
(1) Successful/superior. A “1” rating represents the cream of the crop and is a recommendation for immediate
promotion. A “2” rating represents a very good, solid performance and is a strong recommendation for promotion. A
“3” rating also represents a good performance and, should sufficient allocations be available, is a recommendation for
But if it's a discrepancy between what the rater and senior rater has of the NCO being rated then it's the responsibility of the Reviewer. One of the definition for a Reviewer is
is that of rating safeguard/over-watch.
Then on page 17 it does state
3–14. Reviewer nonconcurrence actions
When the reviewer disagrees with the rater and/or senior rater and marks the “nonconcur” block in part IIe of the
NCO-ER, an explanation enclosure is required. The bullet comment rules governing the completion of the DA Form
2166-8 itself do not apply. The enclosure rules of paragraph 3-24 apply (see fig 3-8). The reviewer is required to notify
the rater, senior rater, and rated NCO of nonconcurrence before the report is forwarded.