The DA Form 67-9-1A also known as the Developmental Support Form is an optional part of the process of preparing an officer evaluation report. The DA 67-9-1A is mandatory when evaluating junior officers - captains, lieutenants and warrant officers. In all other cases, the rater decides whether to use the form or not.
In April 2014, the U.S. Army changed their officer evaluation reporting forms to a new format switching from the DA Form 67-9 series to the DA 67-10 Forms. The final edition of the Developmental Support Form was released by the Department of the Army (DA) in October 2011. The latest available version of the DA 67-9-1A can be downloaded below.
The DA 67-9-1A is filled as the result of face-to-face counseling sessions and contains a written development plan for the officer being rated. The emphasis is mainly on leadership skills but also includes operating and personal development.
Generally speaking, this form is a part of the process of assisting junior officers in their integration into Army leadership culture. Its purpose is to institutionalize Army values and standardize the process of junior developmental counseling.