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Is a “no field duty” profile valid?

I have a Soldier who went on sick call and came back with a no field duty profile. We are getting ready to go to the field for two weeks. I need this Soldier. Is there anything I can do?

Typically “no field duty” or “no overseas duty” and other general comments are not appropriate for use in an official profile. Soldiers who are pregnant can get profiles that state no field duty or no overseas duty as a result of their pregnancy, but usually the profile will focus on what the Soldier can do as opposed to what they cannot.

The doctor writes the profile but the commander determines what a Soldier will do. Typically a commander will not go against a doctor’s recommendation. I would suggest you have the Soldier return to sick call and have the profile rewritten to be more specific.

posted on 03/30/2017 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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