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Can a Soldier be forced to take an APFT and Weigh-in after a miscarriage?

My spouse had a miscarriage at 18 weeks. She is in the National Guard. She has reported the condition to her unit and they want her to take an APFT test in the next 7-10 days. This was documented and sent to the unit. Can they make her take a pt test and weigh her?

This is a valid question and something that units rarely deal with so there is usually a bit of an education process involved in the matter.  There are several regulations and manuals that deal with pregnancy and the issues involved with it.  These regulations include:  AR 350-1, AR 600-9, FM 7-22, and  TG 255A-E.

Since the Soldier is in the National Guard, the Soldier should take their civilian medical documentation to a military doctor and have them verify the medical condition and then the military doctor should  fill out a military profile (DA Form 3349).  This should be all that is required to ensure your spouse receives the required recovery time.

posted on 06/30/2014 under Q&A
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Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training..

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