How to Write a Navy Eval
Directions for the Evaluation Report & Counseling Record
Just as the introduction was a masterpiece of concise expression, the summary must sum up the impression the writer is trying to convey about the subject of the Eval. Normally, one or two lines are used at the bottom of the Comments on Performance block to summarize the tone of the report.
- Introduction: two or three lines for the rater to describe the ratee's performance and character.
- The introduction should describe aspects of character not readily apparent from accomplishments.
- Last line of Introduction or first line of accomplishments
- Last line of accomplishments or first line of summary
- Summary: one or two lines used to summarize the ratee's performance and make a promotion statement.
Sample summary statements:
- Exceptional performer--further challenge with most difficult tasks--promote ahead of peers!
- ITC1 Smith has shown tremendous growth, has overcome all obstacles, and is ready for a more challenging
billet. A clear choice for Chief Petty Officer, Promote NOW!
- Dynamic and distinguished NCO; leads by example; sets high, attainable standards--promote immediately
- Maintained a $10M property account with a 98% accuracy. Best accountability of ten sections. Prime
candidate for increased responsibilities. Must Promote!
- Driven Petty Officer with outstanding results. Continue to entrust with increasing responsibility--Promote now!
Examples of summary statements or Closing Comments for PO2/E-5
Examples of summary statements or Closing Comments for PO1/E-6
Examples of summary statements or Closing Comments for EP
Examples of more Early Promote Closings
Examples of Must Promote Closings
Examples of Promotable Closings
Examples of Significant Problems Closings
More examples of summary statements or Closing Comments
As you can see, the summary isn't an accomplishment. It's a statement much like the introduction that describes how the supervisor views the ratee. And the promotion statement is more or less a requirement. If a promotion statement isn't included in the Summary, it indicates that the rater doesn't think the person should be promoted and is communicating that fact to any future reviewer. If deserved, the promotion statement should be included because it is expected.
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