Saturday, October 15, 2011
Navy Command Fitness Leaders call out Chiefs and officers
Navy Times published an article recently which described problems with the PRT measurement and testing program. Command Fitness Leaders have had enough and are calling out Chiefs and officers who have cheated and bullied their way to passing scores.
Having experienced this cheating and bullying first-hand in Japan, I am surprised to see how long it has taken for this story to surface. Our CFL (then CTM1 Holland/now
CWO3CWO4) was responsible for CFL certification training for many of the other tenant command CLFs aboard Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan in the 1997-2000 timeframe. He trained to the Navy standard. Several CFAY Commanding Officers thought he was too tough in his training and fired their CFLs for being too strict. Their "Holland" trained CFL had failed too many khaki test takers. The CO appointed 'untrained' CFL passed them on the retest. BTW, that CO's failing score was changed to a "PASSED/Within Standards". Skipper - you know who you are. Those aren't the only standards you ignored.
I am anxious to see the 'rest of the story'.