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Can I be forced to take the APFT while in the IDES (formally MEB) process?

I'm currently in the IDES (formerly MEB) process, waiting on my percentages. I have a Leader who is intent on making me take an APFT, however, according to my profile I can only take the swim event according to my P3. Can I take a record with only one event? I'm not even supposed to do the swim, it was an error on the clinic's part but I never questioned it because I was told we don't have the facilities to do the swim.

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The medical authority can recommend an alternate event but ultimately it is the Commander who will decide.  You might want to go back and see the medical authority and see if:

1.       They can recommend another event.  AR 350-1 states you need 3 months to practice that event.  If your percentages come back within the 3 months you will most likely be out processing.

2.       If you seriously cannot take any event you will need a waiver. So the doc will need to discuss this.

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