evaluation and to ask for changes and corrections
to it. You have the responsibility to ensure it
contains accurate and up-to-date information.
INDIVIDUAL INPUT. Members have the
right and the responsibility to submit information
they believe should be mentioned in their
evaluation reports. They may submit information
about any type of achievements of which you may
not be aware. Types of information they may
submit include, but are not limited to, off-duty
educational achievements, completion of cor-
respondence courses, and significant community
involvement. You must judge whether to include
such material in the finished evaluation. Members
should submit information on the Enlisted
Performance Evaluation ReportIndividual
Input (NAVPERS 1616/21), shown in figure 2-10.
REVIEW. Members have the right to review
their evaluation report before its final disposition.
Final disposition means the report is transmitted
to the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS),
filed in the service record, or both.
Members must sign evaluation reports and
mark the appropriate box to indicate their desire
to make a statement. Signature on the evaluation
report does not indicate agreement with the
report. It indicates the member has reviewed the
report, has received an explanation of his or her
individual rights, and has been given the op-
portunity to make a statement. Each member
must also verify the accuracy of the identification
data contained in the report.
AVENUES OF RECOURSE. Members may
submit a statement concerning any adverse
remarks in their evaluation. Members should
make sure any statement is temperate in tone and
confined to pertinent facts. The statement should
not express opinions or criticize the motives of
other persons. Members should submit the state-
ment to BUPERS through the commanding of-
ficer of the activity that submitted the report.
Members should not submit statements requesting
removal or modification of performance evalua-
tions filed in their record. The Chief of Naval
Personnel does not have the authority to remove
or modify evaluations filed in the record. A
person who believes a report is inaccurate or
unjust may take the following avenues of
Article 138 of the UCMJ provides recourse
for members of the armed forces who believe
themselves wronged by a commanding officer. It
states that if the commanding officer refuses
redress, members may complain to any superior
officer. The superior officer forwards the
complaint to the officer exercising general court-
martial jurisdiction over the officer against whom
it is made.
Article 1150 of Navy Regulations outlines
procedures for members of the naval service to
seek redress for an act, omission, decision, or
order of any person who is superior in rank or
Article 1151 of Navy Regulations outlines the
right of any person in the naval service to
communicate with the commanding officer at a
proper time and place. The procedure for such
communication is commonly known as request
mast. Personnel desiring to avail themselves of
that privilege should consult local command
regulations and policies.
CORRECTION OF NAVAL RECORDS.
Navy members may correct any injustice in their
record by applying to the Board of Correction of
Naval Records (BCNR).
The Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946
established the BCNR to relieve the Congress of
the burden of considering private bills for the
correction of naval records. The BCNR may
recommend correction of an error or removal of
an injustice in the record of a Navy member. To
apply to the BCNR, the member should use a DD
Form 149, Application for Correction of Military
or Naval Record.
An application may require attention before
a members consideration by a selection board or
before some other significant career event. In
those cases, the BCNR must receive the
application at least 90 days before the date the
selection board convenes or before the date of the
career event (advancements, assignments, etc.).
Applications received less than 90 days before
these dates will not normally complete processing
before the board considers the record or the career
ADVERSE REPORT. When writing the
narrative of an evaluation report, be sure you
make no comment that could inadvertently be
interpreted as adverse in nature unless you so