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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?

Yes! Anything that may give you an advantage or is barred from wear under AR 670-1 is forbidden. The following is an extract of FM 7-22 Appendix A:

Unless prescribed as part of the Soldier’s medical profile, the wearing of the following items are not authorized: nasal strips, weight lifting gloves, back braces, elastic bandages, or braces. Electronic devices are also not authorized (MP3 players, radios, cell phones, and compact disc players). AR 670-1, Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia, specifies the components of the IPFU ensemble

posted on 01/31/2011 under Q&A
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