British Military Officer Fitness Reports

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  1. johnnyehlers

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    The British Military writes OFR's (officer fitness reports). The form used
    for Royal Navy and Marines fitness reports is the S206. The following are
    actual excerpts taken from people's "206's"....

    - His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of curiosity.

    - I would not breed from this Officer.

    - This Officer is really not so much of a has-been,
    but more of a definitely won't-be.

    - When she opens her mouth, it seems that this is only to change
    whichever foot was previously in there.

    - He has carried out each and every one of his duties to his entire
    satisfaction.

    - He would be out of his depth in a car park puddle.

    - Technically sound, but socially impossible.

    - This Officer reminds me very much of a gyroscope - always spinning around
    at a frantic pace, but not really going anywhere.

    - This young lady has delusions of adequacy.

    - When he joined my ship, this Officer was something of a granny; since then
    he has aged considerably.

    - This Medical Officer has used my ship to carry his genitals from port to
    port, and my officers to carry him from bar to bar.

    - Since my last report he has reached rock bottom, and has started to dig.

    - She sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve
    them.

    - He has the wisdom of youth, and the energy of old age.

    - This Officer should go far - and the sooner he starts, the better.

    - In my opinion this pilot should not be authorized to fly below 250 feet.

    - The only ship I would recommend this man for is citizenship.

    - Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a
    trap

    - This man is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot.

    - Only occasionally wets himself under pressure
  2. Old Grump

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    I recognized about a third of those, most of them were on the same ship. Thank heavens the rest of the officers except for the XO were pretty sharp. :D
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    It was my responsibility to write Fitness Reports for my junior officers, fortunately, they were decent, hard working lads, and it was a delight to check everything to the right...There are some senior officers around today who would fall far below those comments, sadly the military has become too Politically Correct.
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    The ship was the USS Farragut DLG-6 and after the new captain got his new XO there was a sea change and suddenly it was a sharp ship again. It all starts at the top.
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    Yes Grump, it does. My "Outfit" was a Light Attack squadron, my lads were pilots of a fine airplane, and we were a crack, fun outfit. I still correspond with most of the officers and a lot of the sailors. Those were really the days. I am happy to report that all the sailors that I am in contact with are hard working, successful family men, makes me proud to have been associated with such a professional group.
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    I liked the one about a U.S. Navy Officer whose commander wrote. "He never makes the same mistake twice but has made all of them once."
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    Promted to the peak of their inadequacy.
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    That would be the Peter Principle. That book came out a couple of years before I took a college class on Business Admin while in the service and I used it as the basis for my final paper. Sure glad my professor had a sense of humor.
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    Never read the book, but heard about it around the time I was in college. That's where I got the term.
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