How to Write a Navy Eval

Directions for the Evaluation Report & Counseling Record

The Summary

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.


  1. Introduction: two or three lines for the rater to describe the ratee's performance and character.
  2. The introduction should describe aspects of character not readily apparent from accomplishments.
  3. Last line of Introduction or first line of accomplishments
  4. accomplishment
  5. accomplishment
  6. accomplishment
  7. accomplishment
  8. accomplishment
  9. accomplishment
  10. accomplishment
  11. accomplishment
  12. accomplishment
  13. accomplishment
  14. accomplishment
  15. Last line of accomplishments or first line of summary
  16. Summary: one or two lines used to summarize the ratee's performance and make a promotion statement.


Sample summary statements:



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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