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Navy to scrub fitness test fails from sailors' records

• By Micaela Burrow

The U.S. Navy will scrub past fitness test failures from sailors' records, a move that could prevent 1,500 servicemembers from leaving the service and meet retention needs this year, according to new guidance published Thursday.

The new administrative policy directs commanders to stop discharge processes for servicemembers who failed the mandatory physical fitness exam and nullifies pre-2023 failures as a consideration for reenlistment or promotions. Rear Adm. James Waters III, director of military personnel, plans and policy, said the policy will help improve the Navy's chances of meeting its retention goals for fiscal year 2023, according to Navy Times.