Beginning April 1, officers from across the Army will be subject to a new officer evaluation report system (OER). The new system will increase rater accountability and reflect current Army leadership doctrine. One of the changes in the new system is the inclusion of three different forms, or "grade plates," with each being aimed a different subset of the officer corps. The company-grade plate will be used to evaluate company-grade officers, warrant officers and chief warrant officers two. The field-grade plate will be for field-grade officers and chief warrant officers three through five, while the strategic leader plate will include colonels and brigadier generals. Also, raters will now use check boxes marked "excels," "proficient," "capable" and "unsatisfactory." For more information on the new OER process, visit the U.S. Army Human Resources Command website at www.hrc.army.mil .
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