For the third consecutive 12 months, sailors will take part in one physical fitness assessment cycle in 2023.
Historically, two cycles are performed every calendar 12 months, however that modified in March 2020 when the Navy referred to as off all bodily health assessments because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The exams didn’t resume till July 2021 as a part of a single PFA cycle.
The PFA for subsequent 12 months will run from Feb. 1 to Nov. 30.
Due to the one cycle, the Navy isn’t granting any exemptions to sailors who’ve beforehand earned general efficiency ranges of fantastic or above. That was the case final 12 months, as effectively.
“There shall be no glorious 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 on.).”
Postpartum sailors should wait 12 months to take the PFA after giving beginning, and will stay exempt from the health check till 2024.
“Sailors with being pregnant (postpartum) standing which expires through the official PFA cycle are exempt from participation within the PFA cycle,” the NAVADMIN mentioned.
Next 12 months marks the third 12 months the Navy has included planks in its health assessments, though the plank scores didn’t rely till the 2022 PFA. The plank scores had been solely used for recording functions and weren’t factored into the general rating this 12 months, the Navy mentioned.