MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) — The Navy, working with the University of Memphis Department of Health and Sport Sciences, began a beta test of nine physical fitness exercises July 11.
Bill Moore, director, Navy Physical Readiness Program, said there are currently no plans to change the Navy’s physical readiness test, but the study will examine viability other options that may have greater operational relevance. RM »
MILLINGTON, Tenn. — In order to improve the overall health of Sailors and enhance the administration and execution of the Physical Readiness Program, Navy announced the revision of OPNAVINST 6110.1J in NAVADMIN 203/11 July 12.
The revised instruction will strengthen program compliance, improve physical fitness assessment (PFA) documentation and encourage Sailors to maintain the level of physical fitness required to support mission readiness. This is the first major revision to the Physical Readiness Program since 2005.
The streamlined instruction stresses that passing the Physical Fitness Assessment is a requirement for continued Navy service and failure to meet these requirements can result in administrative separation processing.
R 112210Z JUL 11 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO AL NAVADMIN
RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN OUTLINES POLICY CHANGES THAT GO INTO EFFECT UPON
RELEASE OF OPNAVINST 6110.1J. 2. OPNAVINST 6110.1J IS A COMPLETE REVISION OF SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS TO THE PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM INSTRUCTION. THESE REVISIONS ARE MADE TO ENSURE BOTH ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC) AND RESERVE COMPONENT (RC) PERSONNEL MAINTAIN A LEVEL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIRED TO SUPPORT OVERALL MISSION READINESS. MEETING DEFINED MINIMUM PFA STANDARDS IS A REQUIREMENT FOR CONTINUED NAVAL SERVICE.
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – The Navy, working with the University of Memphis Department of Health and Sport Sciences, will be conducting a test of several new physical fitness exercises beginning July 11.
Currently, the Navy and the University of Memphis are seeking Sailors in the Millington and Memphis, Tenn., area to participate in the test. In order to effectively develop potential performance standards, the test will use volunteers from each age and gender category, as established by the Navy Physical Readiness Program (PRP) instruction (OPNAVINST 6110.1 series). The beta test will last through the end of July.
WASHINGTON (NNS) — To comply with DOD-wide policy, members separated from the Navy after Jan. 1 solely for failing the physical fitness test (PFT) portion of the physical fitness assessment (PFA) will not be authorized involuntary separation pay, according to a NAVADMIN released Dec. 29.
Policy for involuntary separations before Jan. 1 did not distinguish between separations for failing the PFT and separations relating to weight control.