Remember also that if you stay in the Navy for one
term, or even if you decide to make the Navy a career,
you will be expected and required to supervise others at
one time or another.
When you supervise other
individuals, you will expect them to respect you. If you
are supervising Navy or civilian personnel, demonstrate
high standards both professionally and personally.
Provide clear instructions. Let your people understand
what is expected of them. Monitor their performance
and provide guidance as needed. You may not like
everyone around you, but understanding their
requirements and personalities will at least allow you to
respect them for what they are.
Before you can be a good leader, you must be a good
follower. Whether you are supervising other people or
being supervised, respecting authority is expected and
required of you according to Navy Regulations. If you
plan to stay in the Navy, showing respect for authority
is just common sense and the normal way of doing
REGULAR FITNESS AND
For every Navy enlisted service member, regular
fitness and evaluation reports must cover, day for day,
all periods of enlisted service on active duty or in drilling
Reserve programs. The only exception is during the
members initial entry training or as otherwise provided
in BUPERSINST 1610.10.
Periodic reports, transfer reports, separation (SEP)
reports, advancement/frocking (ADV) reports, and
special (SPEC) reports, are all considered to be regular
fitness and evaluation reports. Periodic reports are the
only reports that must be submitted on specific dates.
The other reports are submitted as necessary. Periodic
reports are submitted by commands annually on the
dates shown in figure 5-31 for both active duty and
drilling Reserve personnel. Figure 5-31 shows the
submission date requirements by paygrade.
15 June and 15 December
15 January and 15 July
Figure 5-31.Dates when periodic evaluations are due.
A periodic report may be omitted if the period of the
report will be less than 3 months. However, if this
period is omitted, it must be included in the next regular
report. This is to make sure a day-for-day continuity is
maintained. Keep in mind that no report period may
exceed 15 months without prior approval of
CHNAVPERS (PERS 322).
AND EVALUATION REPORTS
Concurrent fitness and evaluation reports provide a
record of significant performance that cannot be directly
observed by the regular reporting senior.
Concurrent fitness and evaluation reports are
optional unless required by the members orders or
applicable directives. They are usually submitted as
transfer reports, but may be submitted on other
occasions as needed. For example, if an individual is
away from his or her permanent duty station under
competent written orders and it becomes necessary
because of the periodic reports submission requirements
to give that individual a performance evaluation report,
the CO of the TAD or additional duty (ADDU) location
will write a concurrent report.
The report period for a concurrent fitness or
evaluation report should normally be at least 3 months
unless the report is required by orders or directives, or
is submitted to document exceptionally superior or
Commands that prepare concurrent reports must
forward all copies of the concurrent reports to the
regular reporting senior and retain a copy for their files.
The regular reporting senior must, within 7 days, either
countersign the concurrent report and forward it for
filing, or return it with an explanation to the concurrent
reporting senior. The countersignature verifies that the
report has been properly submitted but does not
necessarily imply agreement with the contents.
The regular reporting senior may endorse a
concurrent report as concurrent/regular, provided this
will maintain the continuity of regular reports. This
procedure may be followed even if a regular report is
not due. If a concurrent/regular report overlaps a