By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW) Maria C. Yager, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – The Navy has released a new version of Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS), updating the Web-based application used to manage physical fitness data of more than 340,000 active-duty and Reserve Sailors, officials said Aug. 22.
“PRIMS 2011 was designed with user-friendliness in mind, and incorporates physical readiness program policy changes announced in the past year,” said Bill Moore, director, Navy Physical Readiness Program. ”We worked with developers and took Sailor input into consideration when we updated the program application to create PRIMS 2011.”
The new version features a disconnected option for command fitness leaders (CFL) who may have limited connectivity.
“The disconnected option is a great benefit for command fitness leaders at sea,” said Moore.
The new version will allow CFLs to download a spreadsheet and save it to a computer in their work center. The CFL can populate the data during deployment as they conduct their physical fitness assessment (PFA) cycle and then upload the information when they return to an operating area with the required bandwidth, according to Moore.
PRIMS is the Navy’s official data source for Sailors’ physical fitness assessment PFA data. It is used to monitor and track the progress of active-duty and Reserve personnel and identify, screen, educate and monitor members. PRIMS data is also verified against selection board and promotion board results at Navy Personnel Command.
Sailors should review their PRIMS data for accuracy after each PFA cycle. Sailors can access their PRIMS account at through Bupers OnLine at https://ww.bol.navy.mil .
For more information in PRIMS and physical readiness visit the Navy’s physical readiness Web page.