First Takeaway: A soldier will need a record of deployment time in order to “max” the category but then again, it’s possible. Without deployment, Soldiers who max the APFT and weapons qualification will score 200 promotion points out of 255 when competing for SSG.
Second takeaway: Soldiers who max the deployment category do not have to max the APFT or weapons qualification to max the category. When Soldiers max the deployment total of 60, a Soldier will have to attain a total of 195 APFT/weapon promotion points of the remaining 200 when competing for SSG. Promotion points will not “bleed over” within each section of the PPW. Soldiers can only receive the max points specified for each section of the PPW. It was the intent to have the sub-total represent the maximum score a Soldier can otherwise achieve.