NAVADMIN 247-09 PRP Updates


CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
TO NAVADMIN

NAVADMIN 247/09

SUBJ/PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM (PRP) UPDATES//

RMKS/1.  NAVY’S PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT (PFA) IS DESIGNED TO ASSESS, TWICE PER YEAR, EVERY SAILOR’S ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE THE MINIMUM LEVEL OF FITNESS REQUIRED FOR NAVAL SERVICE.  THE PURPOSE OF THIS NAVADMIN IS TO HIGHLIGHT POLICY UPDATES AND PROVIDE CLARIFICATION.

2.  FOR ACTIVE DUTY SAILORS WITH TWO PFA FAILURES IN THE MOST RECENT THREE-YEAR PERIOD, THE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED BILLET RESTRICTIONS REMAIN IN EFFECT.  DRILLING RESERVISTS WITH TWO PFA FAILURES IN THE MOST RECENT THREE-YEAR PERIOD ARE PROHIBITED FROM INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE MANPOWER MANAGEMENT (IAMM) MOBILIZATIONS.  SAILORS WITH THREE PFA FAILURES IN THE MOST RECENT FOUR-YEAR PERIOD ARE INELIGIBLE FOR PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION TRANSFER, REENLISTMENT OR EXTENSION. TRANSFERS WILL CONTINUE TO BE AUTHORIZED FOR DRILLING RESERVISTS WHO, DUE TO A CHANGE IN RESIDENCE OR UNIT DISESTABLISHMENT, ARE NO LONGER WITHIN A REASONABLE COMMUTING DISTANCE FROM A RESERVE UNIT, AS DEFINED BY DODI 1215.13.

A.  REQUESTS FOR EXCEPTION TO THE RESTRICTION ON BILLET ASSIGNMENTS OR TRANSFERS FOR ACTIVE DUTY PERSONNEL SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO NAVPERSCOM (PERS-4, INFO PERS-8) OR OPNAV N133 FOR NUCLEAR RATED SAILORS AND NUCLEAR TRAINED OFFICERS.  AN EXAMPLE OF A TRANSFER WAIVER REQUEST IS LOCATED AT HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/COMMANDSUPPORT/PHYSICALREADINESS/LINKS.HTM.   PER REF C, COMMANDING OFFICERS SHALL NOT AUTHORIZE CONDITIONAL SHORT TERM EXTENSIONS FOR SAILORS WHO ARE UNABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE PFA AND HAVE FAILED THREE TIMES WITHIN A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD WITHOUT A WAIVER FROM NAVPERSCOM (PERS-811 FOR ACTIVE, PERS-812 FOR FULL TIME SUPPORT AND CANVAS RECRUITER, PERS-913 FOR DRILLING RESERVISTS, AND N133 FOR NUCLEAR RATED SAILORS AND NUCLEAR TRAINED OFFICERS).

B.  PER REF B, PROGRESS WAIVERS ARE NO LONGER AUTHORIZED.   PROGRESS WAIVERS GRANTED DURING THE 2009 CYCLE 1 PFA (PRIOR TO 30 JUNE 2009) EXPIRE UPON COMPLETION OF THE NEXT PFA OR 31 DECEMBER 2009, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST.  SAILORS WHO WERE GRANTED A PROGRESS WAIVER AND  STILL HAVE THREE OR MORE PFA FAILURES IN THE MOST RECENT FOUR YEAR  PERIOD AFTER WAIVER EXPIRATION SHALL BE PROCESSED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION UNLESS A READINESS WAIVER IS REQUESTED BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER FROM HIS/HER IMMEDIATE SUPERIOR IN CHARGE.

C.  COMMANDS/UNITS THAT CANNOT COMPLETE THE PHYSICAL READINESS TEST DUE TO DEPLOYMENT/OPERATIONAL COMMITMENTS MUST SELECT THE DEP/OP STATUS IN THE PHYSICAL READINESS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (PRIMS). COMMANDING OFFICERS SHOULD ENSURE A BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSIS (BCA) IS COMPLETED FOR ALL PERSONNEL, EVEN IF NON-PARTICIPATION IN THE PHYSICAL READINESS TEST IS JUSTIFIED AND DOCUMENTED IN PRIMS.   SAILORS WHO DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PRT AND EXCEED BCA STANDARDS WILL BE RECORDED AS A PFA FAILURE AND WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE DOD BCA EXCEPTION.  INDIVIDUALS FAILING A SCALE WEIGHT TEST SHALL BE TAPED THREE TIMES, WITH AN AVERAGE COMPUTED TO DETERMINE ACTUAL BODY COMPOSITION.  IF THERE IS MORE THAN AN INCH DIFFERENCE IN THE THREE MEASUREMENTS, A FOURTH MEASUREMENT WILL BE TAKEN BY A DIFFERENT MEASURER.

D.  IN ALL CASES (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF APPROVED BCA MEDICAL WAIVERS), SAILORS MUST MEET BODY FAT STANDARDS TO PASS THE SEMI-ANNUAL REQUIREMENTS.  THIS INCLUDES THOSE SAILORS WITH LESS THAN 10 WEEKS ON BOARD DURING THE OFFICIAL PFA CYCLE.

E.  OPNAV N133 MAINTAINS FINAL APPROVAL AUTHORITY FOR ALL PFA WAIVER AND ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATIONS FOR NUCLEAR RATED SAILORS AND NUCLEAR TRAINED OFFICERS.

3.  POINT OF CONTACT:  MR. BILL MOORE, DIRECTOR, PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM OFFICE, OPNAV N135F, AT (901) 874-2210/DSN 882 OR EMAIL NAVYPRT(AT)NAVY.MIL.

4.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//