It's an unfortunate fact of Navy life that no matter how hard you work, no matter how many deployments you were on, or how many hours you put in, all your efforts will have been wasted if they weren't recorded in your annual evaluation. The annual eval is the single biggest factor in whether you get promoted or not and affects your chances for promotion, your assignment options, training opportunities, and your entire future in the military. It's important that you take the time to find out what you need to do in order to meet and exceed standards and then make sure those achievements are recorded in your Eval. To help make your Eval as competitive as possible, this site contains instructions, phrases, examples, and other guidance. We are community-powered and a large portion of the examples have been contributed by readers. We depend on your contributions to keep current and competitive. Thanks!