From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
Several big changes are coming to the Navy’s Physical Fitness Program, as part of the Secretary of the Navy’s new personnel initiatives announcement.
The changes work to strengthen the Navy’s culture of fitness through a focus on sustained health and fitness.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus joined Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class LJ Burleson on a special edition of the Weekly Wire Rundown to discuss the goals driving this policy change.
“What we’re trying to move from is a physical fitness test twice a year, to a culture of fitness so that you’re fit all the time, fit to do you job—you’re a better Sailor.
“Our goal is to keep Sailors. Last year, we discharged about 1,500 Sailors. That’s a huge number. We had a tremendous investment in all these Sailors, and they had a tremendous investment in the Navy. We want to make sure that we keep that investment and we keep it going both ways.”
The NAVADMIN announcing the changes to the Navy’s Physical Fitness Program is scheduled to be released on Monday, August 3.
Look for an episode of the Weekly Wire Rundown Sunday afternoon to preview all the changes contained in this announcement.