|Navy Performance Evaluations
No matter your rank, you are subject to being evaluated by your
chain of command. This evaluation process begins the day you check
in, and can make or break your career and promotion opportunities.
Navy Regulations require that records be maintained on naval personnel
"which reflect their fitness for the service and performance of duties."
Fitness Reports (FITREPs) on officers and chief petty officers,
and Evaluation Reports (EVALS) on other enlisted personnel, are used
for many career actions, including selection for promotion, advanced
training, specialization or subspecialization, and responsible duty
assignments. Timely, realistic, and accurate reports are essential
for each of these tasks.
To accomplish these purposes, Navy FITREPS
focus on performance. This reflects the fact that how well you do
your job, and the qualities you bring to the job, are of paramount
importance to the Navy. Performance is most important for successful
mission accomplishment. It is also important for development of skills
and leadership abilities and in determining who will be selected for
advancement through assignments, promotions, and so on.
Navy evaluation systems emphasize the importance of performance
in several ways, using periodic performance feedback, as the basis
for formal evaluation reports, and, for officers, through performance-based
5 Steps to Improving Your FITREP "SCORE"
Although the Navy evaluation systems are designed to observe and
report your performance, there are 5 steps you can take that are
virtually guaranteed to improve your evaluations.
Step 1. Start out by reading BUPERSINST
1610.10. Understanding how the process works is key to making
it work for you. Pay particular attention to the appropriate evaluation
form for your rank.
Step 2. Communicate. Talk with your supervisor about
your performance report. You should go over the form line by line
to determine their expectations. Ask your supervisor for their advice
on how to improve your FITREP and get the highest score possible.
Step 3. Be Opportunistic. Take every opportunity you
can to demonstrate the level of performance that your supervisor
suggested. Be sure to take the initiative and show that you're committed
to performing at the highest level.
Step 4. Record your personal performance. Keep a performance
diary, noting the times and situations when you demonstrated the
skills, initiative, leadership, and performance your supervisor
Step 5. Evaluate yourself. Complete your own evaluation
report on the NAVPERS
1610/2 FITREP Report and Counseling Record, include documentation
and support information. After all it is your career, and you are
the only one who knows exactly what you have accomplished during
the evaluation period. Submit your FITREP and documentation to your
Your supervisor has a rough job, he or she has to monitor you and
your coworkers performance throughout the entire evaluation period.
It is nearly impossible for a supervisor to remember every detail
about your performance. In fact supervisors tend to remember negative
situations more often than the positive ones. By following these
5 steps you will make your supervisors job easier, and when you
make their job easier it can't help but to increase your FITREP