will then require referral to the member for
comment based on article 1122, U.S. Navy
11. Drug Use, Possession, and/or Traffick-
ing. The commanding officer may, if deemed
relevant to the persons performance, conduct,
or potential, document in performance evaluation
reports that the member illegally used or possessed
drugs or drug paraphernalia. Comment is manda-
tory if the person is a proven trafficker in drugs
or drug paraphernalia. Also, personnel E-7 and
above who have been confirmed as illegally using
or possessing drugs will have the occurrence fully
documented in a special performance evaluation.
Facts concerning illegal drug use, possession, or
trafficking should be established by one of the
a. A positive urinalysis result, provided
the result may form the basis for characterization
of separation based on OPNAVINST 5350.4
b. A disclosure made as part of a volun-
tary self-referral procedure, provided the results
may form the basis for characterization of separa-
tion based on OPNAVINST 5350.4
c. Seizure of unlawful drugs or drug
paraphernalia in possession of the member during
a search, the results of which would be admissible
at trial by court-martial or in a civilian criminal
d. Admissions of drug abuse (other than
b above) or eyewitness accounts of drug abuse
considered reliable by the reporting senior
12. Alcohol Abuse and/or Alcoholism. As in
the case of drug use, the commanding officer may,
if deemed relevant to the persons performance
evaluation, report that the member was unable
to use alcohol in a responsible manner. If the
members alcohol use did not directly affect his
or her performance, conduct, or potential, com-
ment is not appropriate.
13. Medical Conditions. When a member
suffers from a medical condition relevant to the
persons performance or conduct, comment on
the condition and its effects. When the condition
is transitory and of short duration, use your own
discretion about whether to comment. If a
member has a medical condition of a long-
standing nature that affects the persons
performance, particularly with regard to the
persons ability to overcome the condition,
comments to that effect are appropriate.
14. Recommendations for Future Duty
Assignments. Comment on future duty
assignments for which the member may be
considered. Base the comments solely on your
evaluation of the persons potential for serving
in a specific duty assignment. You need not
consider the members eligibility for the
assignment. Examples of future assignment for
which comments are appropriate include overseas
duty, instructor duty, recruiting duty, independent
duty, or public relations.
15. Summary Recommendation. To include
general comments on the members trend of
performance and potential for advancement,
retention, and reenlistment is always appropriate.
For Inactive Reserve members, you must include
a retention recommendation.
16. Justification for Adverse Marks. An
adverse mark or not recommending a member for
advancement requires specific justifying
17. Justification of Overall Evaluation Grade
of 4.0. Assignment of an overall evaluation grade
of 4.0 requires justifying comments.
18. Percentage of Body Fat and Physical
Readiness Test (PRT). Comment on the
percentage of body fat only if the member does
not meet the minimum standards in enclosure (1)
to OPNAVINST 6110.1D. Include comments
pertaining to the Physical Readiness Test only if
the member has failed to show progress in meeting
minimum standards when no medically limiting
INPUT TOWARD POLICY
As a senior petty officer you can have a posi-
tive impact on command policies by submitting
inputs to them correctly, Two methods of input
can lead to changes: verbal and written.
Verbal input is an oral recommendation about
matters related to your division or department.
You may make oral inputs about matters such as
changes in muster times, changes in work hours
to meet certain situations, or other modifications
required to accomplish goals.
Written input is a recommendation about
matters related to the betterment of the command.
Submit written inputs only if they will improve
the command as a whole. Personal gain should
not be the issue.