NAVADMIN: NEW POLICY REGARDING INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION PAY FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT FAILURE

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SUBJ/NEW POLICY REGARDING INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION PAY FOR PHYSICAL
FITNESS ASSESSMENT FAILURE//

REF/A/DOC/DUSD(MPP)/29NOV10//
REF/B/DOC/OPNAV/20DEC05//
NARR/REF A IS MEMORANDUM FROM DUSD(MPP) REGARDING SEPARATION PROGRAM
DESIGNATOR (SPD) CODES.
REF B IS OPNAVINST 1900.4, SEPARATION PAY FOR INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION
FROM ACTIVE DUTY.//

RMKS/1. EFFECTIVE 1 JANUARY 2011, IN COMPLIANCE WITH REF A, MEMBERS
SEPARATED FOR FAILURE TO PASS THE PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT (PFA)
SHALL BE ASSIGNED A SEPARATION PROGRAM DESIGNATOR (SPD) CODE ENDING IN
EITHER “FT” OR “CR.”

2. IF A MEMBER IS BEING SEPARATED SOLELY FOR FAILING THE PHYSICAL
READINESS TEST (PRT) PORTION OF THE PFA AND HAS PASSED THE BODY
COMPOSITION ASSESSMENT (BCA) PORTION IN EACH OF THE FAILED CYCLES, THEY
SHALL BE ASSIGNED AN SPD CODE ENDING IN “FT” (PHYSICAL STANDARDS) AND
WILL NO LONGER BE AUTHORIZED INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION PAY (ISP).

3. IF A MEMBER FAILS TO PASS THE BCA PORTION OF THE PFA IN ANY OF THE
FAILED CYCLES, THEY SHALL BE ASSIGNED AN SPD CODE ENDING IN “CR” (WEIGHT
CONTROL) AND MAY RECEIVE ONE HALF ISP. THE SAILOR MUST BE ELIGIBLE IN
ALL OTHER RESPECTS INCLUDING THE REQUIREMENT TO SERVE IN EITHER THE
SELECTED RESERVE OR INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE COMPONENTS IN ORDER TO
RECEIVE ISP.

4. THIS PROVISON WILL NOT BE USED TO SEPARATE MEMBERS WHO MEET THE
CRITERIA FOR SEPARATION UNDER OTHER, MORE APPROPRIATE PROVISIONS OF NAVY
SEPARATION POLICY. FOR EXAMPLE, A MEMBER WHO IS SEPARATED FOR WEIGHT
CONTROL AND IS ALSO INVOLVED IN MISCONDUCT OR UNSATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE
SHOULD BE SEPARATED FOR MISCONDUCT OR UNSATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE AND NOT
FOR WEIGHT CONTROL.

5. THIS GUIDANCE SUPERSEDES THE POLICY REGARDING THIS ISSUE IN REF B.
PERMANENT CHANGES TO REF B ARE FORTHCOMING.

6. POC IS LT GRANT SCHWEIKERT, N130C4 (703)614-5635, DSN/224, OR EMAIL
AT GRANT.SCHWEIKERT(AT)NAVY.MIL.

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

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