Navy issues Physical Readiness NAVADMIN Correction

by Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
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WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Tuesday a correction to NAVADMIN 141/17, Physical Readiness Program Policy Changes, clarifying the exemption for post-partum Sailors.

Effective immediately, the Navy is exempting post-partum Sailors from participating in the physical fitness assessment (PFA) for six months following the Sailors' maternity/convalescent leave. This change reflects an increase to the Navy's increased maternity leave policy of 84 days following child birth. This will ensure Sailors have adequate time to return to weight standards and pass a Physical Readiness Test (PRT) following a pregnancy.

Navy previously announced two other changes in NAVADMIN 141/17, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Sailors who pass the body composition assessment (BCA), are within the Navy age-graduated body fat standards and score an overall "excellent low" or better on the PRT, with no single event lower than a "good low" can be exempt from the next cycle PRT.

Also, the Navy eliminated the use of elliptical machines as authorized alternate cardio devices during official PFAs.

Additional information can be found at www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/21st_Century_Sailor/physical and in NAVADMIN 141/17.

For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp/.

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