PUBLICATION OF BUPERSINST 1610.10E (EVALMAN) CHANGE ONE:
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NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1610.10E, NAVY PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM.
REF B IS SECRETARY OF THE NAVY MEMORANDUM EDUCATION FOR SEAPOWER DECISIONS
AND IMMEDIATE ACTIONS.
REF C IS CNO FRAGMENTARY ORDER (FRAGO) 01/2019: A DESIGN FOR MAINTAINING
REF D IS THE EDUCATION FOR SEAPOWER STRATEGY.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces changes to reference (a) and incorporates
policy changes announced in references (b) through (d).
The Department of the Navy Chief Learning Officer and the Deputy Chief of
Naval Operations for Warfighting Development (OPNAV N7) collaborated on and
concur with the changes to reference (a). File this NAVADMIN with reference
(a) and implement these changes for all future Fitness Reports (FITREPs),
2. Learning, innovation and personal and professional development are part
of our Naval heritage. References (b) through (d) build on this tradition by
lifting education to a strategic priority alongside our platforms and weapons
systems and unifying Departmental leadership direction to regard naval
education as a critical warfighting enabler. To achieve a warfighting
advantage we must instill continuous learning behaviors in our Navy Total
Force to broaden and deepen their warfighting knowledge, which will enable
adaptation and improvement, and strengthen mission command to outthink and
outfight any challenger to American interests. The global environment is
complex and rapidly changing and demands the commitment of the Naval Service
to continuous learning and acceptance of education as an operational
3. To support these goals, and in conjunction with MyNavyHR efforts to
integrate education effectively into Sailor 2025 talent management
initiatives, FITREPs will include specific comments regarding education,
learning and support for a learning culture.
This requirement will allow us to identify, select and reward those officers
who have demonstrated the commitment and ability to learn, as well as those
who encourage and support the learning of others, by placing them into
positions of influence at the tactical, operational and strategic levels.
a. Reporting Seniors must document:
(1) All personal achievements in education and learning that
contribute to a culture of continuous learning, improved knowledge and
warfighting effectiveness at both the individual and unit level.
(a) Resident and non-resident professional military education
(b) Professional and academic qualifications and certifications,
(c) Civilian education coursework,
(d) A personal reading program that includes (but is not limited
to) selections from the Chief of Naval Operations Reading List,
(e) Participation in discussion groups and military societies,
(f) Publishing in national security or military journals, and
(g) Involvement in learning through new technologies.
For purposes of this NAVADMIN, military societies are organizations that
exist specifically to support education, training and professional
development of personnel in a given community. The definition of military
societies does not include associations intended to promote the morale or
general well-being of Service Members.
(2) Individual commitment to intellectual growth in ways beneficial
to the Navy, including rigorous self-assessment and efforts to improve:
(b) Decision making,
(d) Analytic ability,
(e) Commitment to ethics,
(f) Geopolitical awareness, and
(g) Understanding of emerging military technologies and complex
(3) The effort of the individual to support the continuing education
of subordinates they command or supervise.
(4) The degree to which the officer continued to assess self, develop
professionally, improve current skills and knowledge and acquire new skills.
(5) The extent to which these achievements increase the breadth and
depth of warfighting and leadership aptitude.
b. The following guidance alters the scoring criteria for existing
performance traits and instructions for written comments to capture
educational and learning achievements in the NAVPERS 1610/2
(11-11) (FITNESS REPORT and COUNSELING RECORD (W2-O6)).
(1) Personal achievement in education and learning and support of the
education and learning efforts of other Service Members will be linked to
block 1.0, 3.0, and 5.0 performance trait content. Existing and the
supplemental trait content provided below shall be considered by the
Reporting Senior in assigning performance marks in these trait categories:
(a) BLOCK 33. Professional Expertise. Level of professional
knowledge, improves skills and achieves timely qualifications.
1. 1.0 Block Fails to assess personal strengths or
weaknesses. Lacks commitment to personal, educational, or professional
development of self or others.
2. 3.0 Block Demonstrates professional growth through
self-assessment, education and training. Plans and executes professional
development or educational opportunities for others.
Applies lessons learned to improve decision making, analytical ability and
3. 5.0 Block Dedicated to lifelong learning.
Makes time for study and takes advantage of educational resources and
programs. Promotes a workplace culture that inspires Service
Members toward continuing education and development. Holds others
accountable for their personal and professional growth.
Achievements in education, learning, self-improvement and support for others
efforts directly contributed to unit readiness and warfighting effectiveness.
(b) BLOCK 36. Teamwork. Contributions toward team building and
team results, Team builder, talented mentor.
1. 1.0 Block Fails to support subordinate participation in
education, learning and development programs.
2. 3.0 Block Committed to self-improvement, education and
learning to enhance unit readiness and warfighting readiness. Develops or
supports education and learning opportunities that help subordinates reach
3. 5.0 Block Dedication to learning and self-improvement
inspires subordinate education and learning.
Inspirational commitment, support and encouragement to others educational
achievements positively impacts unit level readiness and mission
(c) BLOCK 38. Leadership. Organizing, motivating and
developing others to accomplish goals. Growth, development in subordinates.
1. 1.0 Block Fails to support an environment that allows
personal and professional development through education and learning.
2. 3.0 Block Engaged in self-improvement programs across
wide ranging areas. Personal dedication to education and learning encourages
others self-improvement efforts.
Emphasizes personal, professional and educational development of
3. 5.0 Block Widely recognized leader in learning and
developmental achievement. Subordinates desire to serve under this
individual because of support for personal and professional growth. Attitude
toward development through education and learning is infectious and extends
beyond the unit. Leading contributor to culture of continuous learning.
(2) For Block 41 (Comments on Performance), document professional
military education, off-duty education and other educational and learning
achievements pursued during the reporting period.
c. We will also update selection board precept and convening order
guidance to direct board membership to review and brief specific education
and learning contributions found in the official service records of eligible
personnel, and to consider these documented accomplishments across the career
of an individual when deliberating the best and fully qualified selection
Statutory and administrative selection board presidents will be held
accountable for ensuring compliance with this guidance in respect to board
3. Summary of additional changes in reference (a).
a. Modifies language in the instruction to clarify that for enlisted
EVALs, Active Duty and Full-Time Support should be grouped together in
b. Clarifies language in the instruction for a reporting period in which
a Service Member has failed two consecutive Physical
c. Clarifies frocking report guidance by removing E-6-only.
This change eliminates ambiguity as to whether Promotion/Frocking EVALs are
required for other enlisted paygrades and adds an E-5 example.
d. Modifies language in the instruction to account for
Strategic Sealift Officers to receive a Fitness Report instead of a
Performance Information Memorandum for Annual Training.
e. Revises CWO1 to reflect WO1 throughout reference (a).
f. Modifies the Mid-term Counseling Schedule table to reflect the month
of March for Mid-term Counseling for CWO2/WO1.
g. Modifies language in the instruction to allow Reporting Seniors to
waive the 90-day minimum report period to submit a Special Report to a
Promotion Selection Board for officers or Chief Petty Officers assigned to a
command for less than 90 days.
4. For questions concerning these policy changes contact the MyNavy Career
Center at (833) 330-6622 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
5. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//