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Army OER Appeal Guide

Have you received a Negative OER? Military Justice Guides is here to help. Purchase our Army OER Appeal Template to write and submit a persuasive response.

What You Need to Know

OER appeals in the Army are governed by Army Regulation 623-3, Chapter 4. An OER with negative comments, or “no” block checks (referred OER), is career threatening for the officer who receives it. In addition to limiting promotion potential, a negative OER can trigger the Army QMP process or even discharge. The Soldier has two options: (1) the Soldier may request a Commander’s Inquiry or (2) immediately appeal the evaluation. If you decide to request a Commander’s Inquiry, then it should be initiated first. The evaluation appeal should be completed last because the Commander’s Inquiry can be used as evidence to support your appeal. If the Soldier elects not to pursue a Commander’s Inquiry, then the Soldier can immediately commence with the appeal.

Once the decision has been made to appeal an evaluation, the appellant should state succinctly what he or she is appealing and the basis for the appeal. It should state: (1) whether the entire report is contested or only a specific part or comment, (2) the basis for his or her belief that the rating officials were not objective or had an erroneous perception of his or her performance. It must be shown conclusively that the conflict resulted in an inaccurate or unjust evaluation.

What You Can Do

When you receive a negative OER, you are entitled to submit an appeal. Follow the guidance of AR 623-3, Chapter 4. It is important that you submit a professional, respectful, and persuasive product.

Why Buy Our Products

We get this question all the time — why should you buy our product when you can get a template from your friend, supervisor, or chain of command for free? The answer is simple:

#1. Our products were designed by former military officers, each with a Master’s degree.  They’re not just recycled templates from your friends or supervisors (which probably didn’t work in the first place).

#2. Our products are built with your case in mind.  We give you specific examples of “best practices” that help you win your case.

#3. Our products are properly formatted, so you don’t have to worry about making sure it looks professional.  It already does!

Bottom line — our products are specifically designed by experienced military officers to help you get the best result!


Army OER Appeal Template

Our Army OER Appeal Template is written by experienced military officers. When you purchase this template, you will be able to download and get started!


Military Justice Guides

Military Justice Guides and are not law firms, nor do our employees act as legal counsel. provides an online portal to give users a general understanding of military law and to provide an automated software solution to individuals who choose to prepare their own documents. Services may also include a review of your answers for completeness, spelling, grammar, and for internal consistency of names, addresses and the like. At no time do we review your answers for legal sufficiency, draw legal conclusions, provide legal advice, opinions or recommendations about your legal rights, remedies, defenses, options, selection of forms, or strategies, or apply the law to the facts of your particular situation. We are not a law firm and may not perform services performed by an attorney. Military Justice Guides and, its related Services, and its forms or templates are not a substitute for the advice or services of an attorney.

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