DA Form 2166-8 Nco Evaluation Report
What Is DA Form 2166-8?
DA Form 2166-8, NCO Evaluation Report is a United States Military form used for a Non-commissioned officer (NCO) Evaluation Report. This report is needed for a yearly evaluation of a Non-commissioned officer working within the United States Army and must to be completed by supervising officers.
The latest version of the form - sometimes mistakenly referred to as the DD form 2166 8 - was issued in August 2015 by the Department of the Army. An up-to-date fillable PDF DA Form 2166-8 is available for download below or can be found on the Army Publications Directorate website.
DA Form 2166-8 Instructions
The DA 2166-8 is regulated by the Department of the Army Pamphlet 623–3, Evaluation Reporting System released in November 2015. Filing procedures are as follows:
- Part 1 of the form requires basic personal information about the NCO: their name, SSN, rank, contact information and the appropriate rates and codes identifying the NCO.
- Part 2, Box A requires the evaluating officer to provide their own personal information needed for completing the form. Boxes B and С require the same information from any senior raters or reviewers who are also participating in submitting the evaluation report. All the reviewers and raters have to sign off the final evaluation report before sending it out.
- Parts 3 and 4 consist of the actual evaluation information that is to be supplied. The NCO must provide information about their duty, along with descriptions of their areas of special emphasis and appointed duties, in which the NCO covered during the evaluating year.
- Part 4 asks whether the NCO lives and serves in compliance with the Army’s core values and beliefs. The task of the evaluating officer is to decide whether the NCO meets all of the Army’s core values and to provide any additional comments about the evaluation.
- Part 4 continues with sections where the rater must provide information about the NCO’s abilities in five specific areas: confidence, physical fitness and military bearing, leadership, training, responsibility and accountability. There are four possible grades: excellence (exceeding the standard), success (meeting the standard), and need for improvement (some or much).
- After providing an evaluation of the specific areas mentioned above, the evaluating officer and senior raters are asked to provide an overall evaluation of the NCO’s yearly performance in Part 5.