Navy declares single bodily health evaluation cycle in 2023

For the third consecutive yr, sailors will take part in a single bodily health evaluation cycle in 2023.

Traditionally, two cycles are performed every calendar yr, however that modified in March 2020 when the Navy known as off all bodily health assessments as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. The exams didn’t resume till July 2021 as a part of a single PFA cycle.

The PFA for subsequent yr will run from Feb. 1 to Nov. 30.

Because of the single cycle, the Navy is just not granting any exemptions to sailors who’ve beforehand earned total efficiency ranges of wonderful or above. That was the case final yr, as effectively.

“There shall be no wonderful or above incentive exemption for CY23,” a naval administrative message mentioned. “… Commanders, commanding officers, and officers-in-charge are inspired to make use of incentive applications for the bodily readiness program (particular liberty, award certificates, and so forth.).”

Postpartum sailors should wait 12 months to take the PFA after giving delivery, and will stay exempt from the health check till 2024.

“Sailors with being pregnant (postpartum) standing which expires in the course of the official PFA cycle are exempt from participation within the PFA cycle,” the NAVADMIN mentioned.

Subsequent yr marks the third yr the Navy has included planks in its health assessments, though the plank scores didn’t depend till the 2022 PFA. The plank scores have been solely used for recording functions and weren’t factored into the general rating this yr, the Navy mentioned.