Skip navigation links
Career Info
Support & Services
Reference Library
Skip navigation links
News - 2011
Navy Gets Closer to PFA Documentation for Fitness Reports 

From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Navy is moving forward on procedures for documenting physical fitness assessments (PFA) in upcoming performance reports according to NAVADMIN 193/10 released May 28.

These business rules are part of changes to Navy Fitness Reports and are the result of feedback from selections boards.

The new message reinforces the requirement for commands to maintain data in the Physical Readiness Information Maintenance Systems (PRIMS) and provides selection boards with accurate information regarding a member's PFA performance.

For performance reports with an end date of Aug. 1 or later, commands will enter a one-letter PFA code in Block 20 for each cycle completed. The following are the PFA codes:

P – Passed both the physical readiness test (PRT) and body composition assessment (BCA).
F – Overall PFA failure.
M – Medically waived from entire PFA.
W – Passed BCA but medically waived from one or more PRT events.
B – Passed BCA but was authorized non-participation in the PRT for other than medical reasons.
N – No PFA conducted during reporting period.

There are qualifiers for some codes. Reference the NAVADMIN for a detailed explanation.

This policy change requires software modification to the NAVFIT98A program and E7-E9 Evaluation. The software installation is scheduled to start Aug. 1.

For more information, read the NAVADMIN or visit

For more news from Navy Personnel Command, visit


NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND: 5720 Integrity Drive, Millington TN 38055-0000 
Comments? Suggestions? Call 866-U-ASK-NPC or Email the Webmaster | Updated:1/4/2012 3:52 PM 

FOIA | US Navy | No Fear Act | | Privacy Policy  |  Accessibility / Section 508 | Site Map