What are the rights and responsibilities of a service member upon receipt of a FITREP / EVAL?
Members shall sign all of their Regular reports, unless impossible to do so, and shall sign other reports where possible. Members shall receive a copy of every report from the reporting senior at the time it is signed. Members have the right to submit a statement to the record concerning their reports, either at the time of the report or within 2 years thereafter. Such a statement shall be endorsed by the original reporting senior and forwarded to NAVPERSCOM (PERS-32). If the reporting senior feels that the member’s statement does not meet the requirements as prescribed in chapter 17, then the reporting senior should counsel the member. If members refuse to change their statements, then the reporting senior should submit the members’s statement along with the endorsement to NAVPERSCOM (PERS-32) for review. Members have the right to review their records, and have the responsibility to ensure that their records are complete. Members have the right to communicate directly with selection boards, and have various avenues by which to appeal for change or removal of their reports.