- Part 53

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Can they tape my gears when I take a bike event on the APFT?

Can a scorer tape my gears when I take a bike event for the APFT?.. Read the Answer»

Can my commander dictate what alternate event I take on the APFT?

My profiles states I can take the bike or swim tests as alternate APFT events. My commander says I must take the bike. Can he do that?.. Read the Answer»

What are the alternate events for the APFT run?

Got a bet going on with my Squad leader that there are only 3 alternate aerobic events for the PT test: Bike, Swim, and Walk. Are there any more?.. Read the Answer»

Can I use my sleeping mat to take my PT test?

I was taking my PT test and the grader stopped me from using my sleeping mat. I told him the reg said I could use a mat. I am right aren't I?.. Read the Answer»

Can I use a mat when I take my PT test?

Can I use a mat when I take my push up and sit up event on the PT Test?.. Read the Answer»

Can I take the PT test barefoot?

I like to run barefoot. Can I do this during the PT Test? What if I want to do push up and sit ups barefoot?.. Read the Answer»

What are the specifications for a 2-mile run track?

My unit makes us take our PT test on this really steep hill. We have to run up it but we don't even get the advantage of running downhill later in the course. This seems like a bunch of crap. Can they do this?.. Read the Answer»

What items are forbbiden for wear during a PT test?

I wore my MP3 player while taking a PT test and the 1SG disqualified me from the run. Can he do that?.. Read the Answer»

Can I use a 400- or 440-yard track for a PT Test?

There is a debate in my unit. Can we use a 400-yard track to conduct a PT test? The guy in my unit said the track is not long enough. Eight laps equals two miles right?.. Read the Answer»

How long can we wait between APFT events?

Are there any time limits on conducting a PT test? I want to know how long we can pause between the events... Read the Answer»

How long do I keep the DA Form 4856 on file?

When do I destroy the counseling statements I have on my Soldiers?.. Read the Answer»

Can I receive a Relief for Cause and be separated for the same offense?

I got in trouble and I am in the process of receiving a relief for cause. In addition the command says they are going to punish me even more by either separation or courts martial. Can they do that? What can I do?.. Read the Answer»

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