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Can a Soldier with less than 1 year of service be flagged for failing the APFT and/or HT/WT?

Can a soldier with less then one year in the army be flagged for failing an APFT or HT/WT.

Short Answer

That depends.

 

Discussion

If the Soldier has completed basic training, AIT, and is assigned to a regular unit then Yes they can be flagged for failing the APFT or HT/WT standards.

The specifics references can be found in AR 350-1, AR 600-9,  and AR 600-8-2

AR 350-1

G-9m(10)(a) Soldiers in basic combat training must attain 50 points on each event or a score as determined by HQDA, DCS, G–3/5/7, in coordination with TRADOC. (This exception does not apply to AIT, OSUT).

G-9m(6) Soldiers who fail a record APFT for the first time or fail to take a record APFT within the required period will be flagged in accordance with AR 600–8–2. In the event of a record test failure, commanders may allow Soldiers to retake the test as soon as the Soldier and the commander feel the Soldier is ready. Soldiers without a medical profile will be retested no later than 90 days following the initial APFT failure. Reserve component Soldiers not on active duty and without a medical profile will be tested no later than 180 days following the initial APFT failure.

AR 600-9

3-2a. Soldiers are required to meet the prescribed body fat standard, as indicated in appendix B. Soldiers will be screened every 6 months, at a minimum, to ensure compliance with this regulation.

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posted on 12/30/2016 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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