Sunday, October 27, 2013

What your FITREP should say

Some thoughts from RADM Winnefeld, whose son is now VCJCS.

Best point by far is the first one:

1. You held a demanding job and did so for a protracted period. Many commanding officers realize that in writing up their department heads they must get every eligible officer into a department head job-even if only briefly-so that every qualified officer has a chance when that individual's record appears before the XO and CO screening boards. Others cut right to the heart of the challenge and put the best officers in the best jobs-and keep them there.