Armed Forces News

The Army has directed senior raters evaluating lieutenants, captains and warrant officers 1 and 2 to change the way they compare active rated officers with peers after Oct. 1. The change eliminates the use of block 7b of the Officer Evaluation Report, Department of the Army Form 67-9, for company grade officers and warrant officers 1 and 2. The current profiling contains four ratings: above center of mass, center of mass, below center of mass retain, and below center of mass do not retain. With Human Resources Command input, it reflects where the senior rater has rated other officers of equal rank in the past and where the senior leader thinks the rated officer falls in a direct peer-to-peer comparison. The Army will retain senior rater profiling for use in rating majors and above, and warrant officers 3 and above.