How should misconduct reporting be marked on the FITREP / EVAL
FITREPS and EVALUATIONS are an administrate mater not a punitive matter. Adverse or downgraded FITREPs, CHIEFEVALs, and EVALs may not be directed as punishment or used as an alternative to the proper disposition of misconduct under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). This means that reports may not mention non-punitive censure, or investigatory, judicial, or other proceedings which have not been concluded or which have exonerated the member. Subject to these limitations, FITREPs, CHIEFEVALs, and EVALs should take into account misconduct that has been established through reliable evidence to the reporting senior’s satisfaction.