Care to help an old soldier with a CSE in metalwork obtain his MSc? I'm not on a witch hunt and not screaming for reform of the Annual Appraisal, but I do want to canvas your views. The Annual Appraisal has two distinct functions: 1. It informs the subject, formally and honestly, how well he has done and identifies his potential; from this the Reporting Officer can advise the subject how to improve his performance and enhance his potential. 2. When considered with all his previous reports, iit is used for career management at the Army Personnel Centre, including where appropriate, selection for promotion, selection for commission, selection for position, change of commission, change of engagement, aspirations for future assignments and training. Are you satisfied that the Annual Appraisal fulfills all of the functions listed in the above statement? Could I ask you to complete the poll below (if I am able to make it that is, otherwise just join the thread).