2. Instructions for Completing Senior Officer Reports a. General Officer Report Instructions(1) Submit typed performance evaluations for general officers using standard naval letter format. (2) Reviewing officers may type their endorsement in section K, item 4 of the fitness report, attach a typed endorsement, or provide handwritten comments on the Reporting Senior’s evaluation letter. (3) Submit a completed section A (items 1,2,3,4,10, and 11 only) of the fitness report with the letter. (4) The CMC is the reviewing officer on fitness reports written on general officers assigned to HQMC. (5) The Commandant will endorse all other general officer reports. If prepared through A-PES (when the RO is other than the CMC), forward completed reports to the CMC for endorsement. NOTE: If prepared using the .pdf form, forward completed reports for review to: Senior Leader Management Branch (MMSL) 3280 Russell Road, Suite 305 Quantico, VA 22134-5103 b. Colonel Report Instructions (1) Colonel fitness reports will consist of pages 1 and 5, and addendum page(s) as appropriate. (2) Section A will be completed per the provisions of paragraph 3 of this chapter. (3) Reporting Seniors are not to complete sections B and C on page 1. That information, however, will be addressed on an addendum page in letter-style narrative, similar to general officer reports. (4) Grading of the 14 attributes on pages 2, 3, and 4 will not occur. The RS’s consideration and evaluation of those attributes, however, and required section I comments (paragraph 12 of this chapter), as applicable, will also be addressed in letter style narrative on the addendum page(s). Additionally, specific comments on potential for promotion and assignments to command, staff, and advanced schooling are desired. The use of addendum pages
MCO 1610.7 13 Feb 2015 4-3 Enclosure (1) for all these comments is essential in fully automating, forwarding, and processing reports. The number of addendum pages is not limited, but concise narrative is desired. (5) Not observed (chapter 3, paragraph 6) and extended (chapter 3, paragraph 7) fitness reports require only pages 1 and 5 with justification comments entered in section I. (6) If observation and knowledge of MRO’s performance permits, the RO should complete items K-1, K-2, and K-3 per the provisions of paragraph 14 of this chapter. The RO’s directed and evaluative comments in item K-4 may be extended onto an addendum page, if needed. (7) When the RS is a Flag Officer or equivalent and a reviewing officer chain does not exist per chapter 2, paragraph 4, and one is not otherwise prescribed, special handling instructions of such a situation are contained in chapter 2, paragraph 10.f.(5). (8) All pages with signature lines will be signed, as applicable. 3. Instructions for Completing Section A (Administrative Information) a. Item 1 (Marine Reported On). Complete as follows: (1) Item 1a, (Last Name). Enter the MRO’s last name and suffix; e.g., JR, if appropriate.