EPR Bullet Examples
This website is dedicated to completing that portion of the AF Form 910 that gives people the most trouble: the Performance Assessment blocks. Generally, as ratees, our main responsibility in completing the EPR is turning in a list of golden EPR Bullets. But let's not underestimate the importance of this task --it is important. The better the EPR Bullets, the easier it is to justify a firewall 5 EPR. And the more firewall 5 EPRs you earn, the sooner you get promoted and the sooner you go on to bigger and better challenges. Like a tiny acorn that grows into a mighty oak, it all starts with the lowly EPR Bullet.
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Watch that Format
Anyone who's been through Airman Leadership School knows that bullet statement format is the format required for entries in the AF Form 910 but in case you've forgotten just what bullet statement format is, we'll go over it again. It's a direct manner of writing which specifically avoids generalities, unsubstantiated claims, and flowery embellishments. The bullet statement format is a way to describe an achievement in as few words as possible yet fully explain the feat. You'll find more information on bullet statement format here.
Writing Strong EPR Bullets
Most of the time, we don't need help identifying our accomplishments. We know what we do. The trouble is how to make those bullet statements sound good! It's the impact portion of the EPR Bullet, the positive result of an accomplishment, that give us the most frustration. How do you make "delivered over 10 tons of mail to base facilities" stand out as a superior accomplishment? That is the challenge. See more information on writing strong EPR bullets.
You Can't Say That!
Although the Enlisted Performance Report is a record of an Airman's performance during the reporting period, there are some things we're not allowed to include in an EPR even if they did occur during the reporting period. The Air Force considers certain topics to be inappropriate for consideration in the performance evaluation process and prohibits them from being included in any OES/EES form. More information on what subjects are considered to be inappropriate comments.
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