U. S. Navy Regulations 1990, article 1129, requires that records be maintained on Navy personnel "which reflect their fitness for the service and performance of duties." Such reports includes FITREPs on officers, CHIEFEVALs on chief petty officers (CPOs), and EVALs on other enlisted personnel. These reports are used for many career actions, including selection for promotion, advanced training, specialization or sub-specialization, and responsible duty assignments. Timely, realistic, and accurate reports are essential for each of these tasks.
The submission of performance evaluations is governed by the Navy Performance Evaluation System Manual (EVALMAN), BUPERSINST 1610.10D. Reviewing this instruction in it's entirety prior to submitting reports will assist the command or individual service member in their preparation of these documents.