This is a call by the chain of command in my opinion. The question becomes if a Soldier took an APFT while on a profile the Soldier technically violated their profile. Now there is flexibility built into the profile regulation that allows the Commander some flexibility but the Commander cannot knowingly allow the Soldier to violate their profile. Now another issue that might arise is the current chain of command might not be able to verify that the Soldier actually took the test. Some Soldiers sometimes make entries on their APFT scorecard while they are in a PCS status. Yes, it is not uncommon for a Soldier to alter a PT card. If the chain of command were to call the previous unit and verify the Soldier took the test it would be then be the chain of command’s call to consider reinstating the Soldier’s promotable status. I am surprised that the promotion process does not allow for an exception policy for a Soldier on profile. Usually there is an exception for Soldiers that are on profile. For example a Soldier that is on profile that cannot take the APFT that is due an evaluation report is allowed to use their previous APFT as long as it is within the past 12 months. If there needs to be a change in the Promotion process the Soldier might try going to the S-1 and asking if such an exception exist. If the exception does not exist the Soldier might consider recommending a change in the promotion process by contacting the HRC proponent for promotions, possibly thru Facebook, the Sergeant Major of the Army via his Facebook page. Before doing so the Soldier needs to make sure they address the issue in a factual and professional manner and also present a reasonable solution. Believe it or not Army Leadership cares and wants to fix issues with policy that adversely impact Soldiers. They can only do this if they know about the adverse impact of the policy.
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