The Sailors Guide to Appeals, Corrections and Statements for Navy Records walks you step by step through the following:
- Appeals to the Chain of Command: are internal requests where a sailor “appeals” to his chain of command to address a concern that is within his chain of commands authority to correct. Common examples include appealing disapproved leave, appealing a NJP, and appealing a FITREP or EVAL. There are two types of appeals to the chain of command. The first type is formal where the sailor requests to speak to the commanding officer via Captains Mast, and the second type is informal and is simply discussing a concern to the chain of command.
- Statements to the Record: are letters submitted by the Sailor to PERS-32 for inclusion into his or her service record. These are most commonly used to comment on a FITREP or EVAL that the sailor is unhappy with.
- Statements to the Board: can be are submitted by Sailors prior to an administrative or statutory board. They are most commonly used to add FITREPS or awards which were missing a service record.
- Administrative corrections: correct administrative material in a sailors FITREP or EVAL. They are normally submitted by the command, but can be submitted by a Sailor.
- Supplementary Reports: are used to supplement (not replace) submitted reports when a performance trait needs to be changed. These reports can only be submitted by the command.
- Appeals outside the Chain of Command: are formal high level requests to the Secretary of the Navy or a courts marshal convening authority to address injustice or wrong doing committed by Chain of Command or Commanding Officer.
In addition to the above you will receive an example statement letter to the board, an example statement to the record, reference phone numbers, and talking points if for talking with your Commanding Officer and a flow chart to help you think through the process of submitting a statement.
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