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Navy Tightens E5 Eval Recommendations 

From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. – In an effort to more clearly define top-performing Sailors, the Navy is revising the E-5 Periodic Evaluations beginning March 15, 2011, with a mandatory “ranking” requirement.

According to NAVADMIN 286/10, the E-5 force distribution rules are being changed so that the total number of “Early Promote” and “Must Promote” recommendations cannot exceed 60 percent, and “Must Promote” recommendations can be increased by one for every unused “Early Promote” quota.

Previously, raters were not limited in how many “Must Promote” recommendations they were able to give, but “Early Promote” recommendations have been set and remain at 20 percent.

As the Navy continues centering its attention on performance, it is more important than ever for Sailors to ensure their records are up-to-date and accurate. The Electronic Service Record can be viewed at and Official Military Personnel Files are available on BUPERS Online (

An updated release of the NAVFIT98A software is planned for January 2011 to incorporate the policy change. The software was modified earlier this year to incorporate changes regarding the documentation of Physical Fitness Assessments and Individual Augmentee assignments.

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