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Generally speaking, records are comprised of evaluations, training reports (TRs), and decorations. More specifically, if a record were a house, Officer Performance Reports (OPRs) would be the foundation. For those who have earned it, the rater should construct the ratee’s “home” well. OPRs tell an officer’s story, both of past performance and future potential. Writing great OPRs on HPAs (High Performing Airmen) takes hours of time as well as plenty of planning and forethought. Without question, it is a leadership failure when the officer you know personally and the record you read are inconsistent (either for better or worse).