AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast

Soldier Today: Your Questions Answered: NCO Evaluation System Part 2

August 5, 2019

During this highly anticipated follow-up episode, the Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Daniel A. Dailey answers listener questions about the new centralized NCO evaluation system as it moves from time-based to merit-based promotions, with host SMA (Retired) Ken Preston, Vice President, NCO & Soldier Programs, AUSA. Emphasizing respect and fairness built into the new system, the SMA responds to questions such as: Does advance training provide an advantage in the selection process? Can a Soldier be disadvantaged by being in a particular job already? What if raters show favoritism to their buddies?

Listen to Part 1 here: 6 May Soldier Today: New Centralized NCO Evaluation System

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