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Training

Here is a list of everything we have published about Training

What is the recovery time for a profile?

I am on a profile. How long do I have to recover before I have to take the APFT?.. Read the Answer»

Can I request course credit for WLC if I have prior USAF leadership schooling?

Why are the USMC courses considered equivalent to Army courses when Air Force and Navy are not? I went through Airman Leadership School. The basics are the same for training NCOs-to-be. I just found out that I have to attend WLC because of this AR. Obviously I am in the Army now and have been for almost 4 years with almost 13 years of active service. WLC is a waste of my time. Is there anything that will get this rule changed?.. Read the Answer»

Can a voluntary For Record APFT be denied after it was conducted?

TOP, thanks for providing a place to get hard-to-find answers. I have a strange question. I took a Voluntary For Record APFT and now the Chain of Command is saying it did not count. Can they do this?.. Read the Answer»

Can my unit use a Record APFT administered during non-rated time on my NCOER?

If a PT test is conducted during unrated time (TCS less than 90 days), should that PT test be used as the test recorded in Part IVc on an NCOER? Or should another test taken prior to that during rated time be used?.. Read the Answer»

What reg says a Soldier cannot bulk up their neck or suck in their gut during a unit weigh-in?

Is there a regulation that states an individual cannot bulk up their neck or suck in their gut when doing a weigh-in?.. Read the Answer»

Where can I find a list of resident military schools that I can attend to earn promotion points?

Regarding the Resident Military Training Courses: how can I find out what classes are currently being offered? Can I attend a course that is outside of my MOS? Are there any classes online that I can take that will count for promotion points in the Resident Military Training category?.. Read the Answer»

Does prior service training in another service count towards promotion points?

I am a prior service Sailor. How do I find out what Navy training transfers over to the Army for promotion points?.. Read the Answer»

Can I be forced to take a PT test while on profile for no sit-ups and no running?

Can my 1SG make me take a PT test while on an active no sit-up, no run profile? I'm all about being fit but there comes a point in time where in order for you to be squared away you have to be well and uninjured. The PT test will just further injure me and the last thing I want to do is be medically discharged... Read the Answer»

Can I use an electronic DA FORM 5000/5501?-UPDATED

All NCOs in my battalion use the electronic DA Form 5500/5501 that populates automatically. I was told there is a MILPER/ALARACT message prohibiting this. Is there? A few NCOs say they have seen it, but cannot show me and I cannot find any reference to this... Read the Answer»

Can I let Soldiers go to the gym during Duty Hours?

Is there a regulation for or against Soldiers going to the gym during duty hours? For instance, if one of my PVTs or SPCs wants to go to the gym during work hours, and there is currently no mission, will I be acting in violation of some reg by letting them go?.. Read the Answer»

Can I receive an Article 15 because I let my platoon play soccer for PT?

My chain of command is recommending a field grade Article 15 because I decided one Wednesday to let my platoon play some soccer for PT. I thought it would be a great morale booster for the Soldiers. Now I am being punished for that decision. How can I prove that I was just trying to build morale and platoon cohesion?.. Read the Answer»

Can my commander administer an unannounced record APFT 3 months after our previous test?

Recently we were given an unannounced for Record APFT with no notice and we had already taken a PT test for record 3 months ago. Can they do this?.. Read the Answer»