|Understandings & Standards|
Importance of a Properly Written Evaluation (Eval)|
An Naval Performance Evaluation is used to document a sailors accomplishments and qualifications earned over a reporting period. While a reporting period is normally 12 months long, an eval can be written to cover a shorter or longer period of time. The information in an evaluation effect a sailor's entire career. This document is used to judge if personnel is ready for advancement to the next rank. It can provide evidence in Non Judicial Punishment Hearings. It is reviewed before a sailor is allowed to transfer duty stations or can reenlist. It is important for an eval writer to understand that he or she holds someone's career in their hands when they write an eval.