Army

June 6, 2014

How to appeal OER’s, NCOER’s

Capt. Nate Kamotani
Legal Assistance Office NTC and Fort Irwin

Have you recently received a not so good officer evaluation report (OER) or non-commissioned officer report (NCOER)?

While most of us believe that we are better than what others think of us, there are specific prohibitions in Army regulation 623-3 regarding what cannot be included in the evaluation.

If you believe that your evaluation contains administrative and/or substantive errors after looking at the regulation, then you should make a written demand for a commander’s inquiry. The primary purpose of a commander’s inquiry is to provide a greater degree of command involvement in preventing obvious injustices to the rated individual and correcting errors before they become a matter of permanent record.

The commander’s inquiry is ordered by a commander above the designated rating officials involved in the allegations. The results of a commander’s inquiry do not constitute an appeal, but can be used to support a subsequent appeal.

If you are not satisfied after a commander’s inquiry, your next step would be submitting an appeal to Human Resources Command. An appeal request must be substantiated with clear and convincing evidence (more likely than not that something happened). The specific evidence you need depends on whether or not you are alleging administrative or substantive errors. A Fort Irwin Legal Assistance Office attorney can help point you in the right direction.

If you are still not satisfied after going through HRC, then your next step would be to try to correct your records at the Army Board for Correction of Military Records (ABCMR). More information on that process can be found at Army regulation 15-185.

Remember that this article is only meant to provide general information on this matter. Schedule an appointment to see a legal assistance attorney for more information on this subject and how to get started with the process. Keep in mind that this is a lengthy and time consuming process if you have to go all the way to the ABCMR.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Gustavo Bahena

Making Fort Irwin “Go First Class”

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin (second, from left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers attach a “Go First Class” dental streamer to the guidon of United States Army D...
 
 

‘Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives’

The nation celebrates Women’s History Month in March and Fort Irwin will host a ceremony to honor the observance, March 11. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Sandy Basin Community Center and is hosted by the installation’s Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity offices and Operations Group. The guest speaker will be Col. Cathy Walter,...
 
 
Gustavo Bahena

Inspiring a bright future from the past

Gustavo Bahena Maj. Kiryenski Jones, officer in charge of Sustainment Automation Support Management with 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, spoke at the Fort Irwin African American/Black History Month celebration here, Feb. 11. For...
 

 
Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office

The most memorable 25 months of my military life

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Major Gen. Ted Martin stands in his office next to a photo of his father, Ephraim Martin III. Martin senior, who has since passed away, served in the Navy during World War II. Afte...
 
 

A service invested in your community

The Fort Irwin Exchange plans to complete improvements to some of their facilities and enhance their provided services to the community by this spring. “Currently, the Service Station on Langford Lake Road is undergoing an image upgrade to make it look more appealing for our customers and to increase efficiency related to customer service,” stated...
 
 
DoD

Farewell message from Secretary Hagel

To the men and women of the Department of Defense: When I joined the United States Army 48 years ago, I could not have imagined one day serving as secretary of defense. It has been a tremendous privilege to serve with you. As I leave office, I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin