Chuck Holmes

Chuck Holmes is a former Army Major and combat veteran. Chuck is a successful blogger, author and entrepreneur. He lives in sunny Florida with his wife, Rachel.

Army IPERMS: What You Should Know

What is IPERMS and how does it work? IPERMS is an acronym that stands for Interactive Personnel Electronics Records Management System. Simply put, IPERMS is an online database and/or information system used for storing and managing military personnel records. It electronically stores evaluation reports, some medical documents, college and military transcripts, awards, diplomas, and much more. …

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Army Officer Evaluation Report Tips

Today, I’m going to share some Army OER Tips with you. This article is for any Army Officer looking to improve their knowledge about writing accurate, effective and fair OERs. I wrote and proofread a lot of OERs during my military career. I was never an S1 or AG Officer, but I do have lots …

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Life in an Army National Guard Regional Training Institute (RTI)

My goal today is to share with you some of my experiences while serving in a Regional Training Institute (RTI). In 2010, I was assigned to Maryland’s state RTI, the 70th Regiment (Leader). Initially, I was a little bit skeptical about leaving my comfort zone by serving in operational units, and to head to the school-house …

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The Biggest and Most Common Army Officer Mistake

The purpose of this article is to discuss the biggest mistake that most Army Officers make. It’s probably the biggest factor that impacts unit morale and causes the good Soldiers to leave the Army also. I don’t want you to make this mistake yourself, so I’m going to share a secret with you that could …

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How to Take Care of Your Soldiers: Be a Better Army Leader

Today, I want to talk about how to take care of your soldiers.  This is an important topic that many military leaders don’t really understand. I hear so many officers and NCOs talking about “taking care of Soldiers” that it almost makes me laugh. Unfortunately, some of these leaders are confused about what this statement …

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