DA Form 5165-R, Field Expedient Squad Book is a form that allows the trainer to keep track of the performance of a group of Soldiers (e.g. a crew, section, or squad) with the same military occupational specialty (MOS) and matching skill level during field training.
The latest edition of the form - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DD Form 5165-R - was released by the Department of the Army (DA) in June 2010. An up-to-date DA Form 5165-R fillable version is available for digital filing and download below or can be found through the Army Publishing Directorate website.
This form was designed to support the assessment process carried out by the military commanders and may be used to record the data collected during field training for any MOS and proficiency level.
DA Form 5164-R (Hands-on Evaluation) can also be utilized for evaluating Soldiers' proficiency throughout their career in order to record and track changes in their performance.