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Is there a waiting period to administer an APFT at high altitude?

Is there an Army standard for allowing Soldiers to acclimate before taking an APFT at high altitude?

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In old version of the Physical Fitness Training Manual it use to specify a 30 day Acclimatization period. However the new FM 7-22 does not specify a period.

FM 7-22
ALTITUDE ACCLIMATIZATION
D-9.
Soldiers may be deployed to theaters of operation that are at altitudes in excess of 3000 feet above sea level. Altitude acclimatization allows Soldiers to decrease their susceptibility to altitude illness and achieve optimal physical and cognitive performance for the altitude to which they are acclimatized. Altitude acclimatization has no negative side effects and will not harm health or physical performance upon return to low altitude. However, Soldiers with
good aerobic endurance may acclimatize sooner and perform better than those of low fitness levels. Refer to the following website for more detailed discussion on altitude acclimatization.

posted on 01/30/2014 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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